Negro applicants to a child guidance clinic: an exploratory study of a year's intake
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This study undertakes to explore ths general characteristics of a year's intake of Negro applicants to a child guidance clinic, for the purpose of gaining a better understanding of the socio-economic conditions of this group, the ways in which they arrive at a child guidance clinic, the reasons for which they come and the results of their initial contact. The study was conducted in the Child Guidance Clinic of the Boston City Hospital. This clinic draws a group of negroes sufficiently large to provide scope for an exploration of the background characteristics, the referral routes and the presenting problems of the group. A thorough description of the findings in these categories should result in increased knowledge about the salient features of this group, and some i of the inter-connections among these features. In addition, case-disposition will be examined because disposition is the end-point of intake service, and service is the ultimate concern of social work research.
Thesis (M.S.)--Boston University