One Hundred Years of Child Welfare, 1860-1960
by Robert E. Moran
The maturity and humanity of any society may be measured in part by the completeness with which it provides for needy children and safeguards their rights. Louisiana's progress toward maturation has been slow but continuous. One Hundred Years of Child Welfare in Louisiana recounts Louisiana's story, a story of the laws and institutions which the people provided to aid socially, physically, and mentally handicapped children. It also examines what the state has done in cooperation with philanthropic groups, other public agencies, and the federal government to preserve family living and to provide a hopeful future for homeless children or for children who temporarily must live away from home.
Softcover, 142 pages, ©1980