This piece explores the issue of communities without institutional facilities. Being left without the Jewish Children's Home meant that a long-standing resource for emergency placements, temporary placements and observation of children with personality and behavior problems was no longer available. The piece explains that the children were placed in alternative Jewish institutions out of state. The childrenâ??s profile included six with pre-delinquent or delinquent behavior; one with severe neurotic disturbances and one in need of a group experience. The piece highlights that despite the advantages of having local institutions, it is still possible to achieve good results in out-of-town placements. The piece concludes by questioning whether a private sectarian agency within a community whose total child care needs includes the establishment of such a study and treatment home, should forge ahead and create an additional institution which should be the total community's responsibility and what may eventually prove to be a duplication of service.
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Goldstein, Goldie. A Community Without Institutional Facilities. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare. December 1948: