Portland State University. School of Social Work
Date of Award
Master of Social Work (MSW)
1 online resource (54 p.)
Juvenile delinquents -- Oregon, Problem children -- Oregon, Juvenile detention homes -- Oregon
Concerned by the increase in the average daily populations at Maclaren School for Boys and Hillcrest School for Girls, Children's Services Division has requested research related to children who have been released from child care centers and private institutions.
Child care centers were originally developed as alternatives to the state institutions. As children were diverted to various child care centers, the populations of these two institutions decreased, and plans were made to merge the two schools, thus closing Hillcrest. With the increase in populations at both schools, this is no longer feasible.
As much time and effort is spent in placing children outside of the state schools, C.S.D. would like to have some measure of how effectively its workers are diverting children from the correctional system. A speculation exists among many C.S.D. workers that youngsters are not staying in these child care centers long enough to benefit from the varied programs the centers offer.
With these factors in mind, a research design was developed which would cover these variables:
1. The child's placement
2. His length of stay (including dates of placement and release)
3. His disposition upon release
4. His living situation one year following his release
Cabrera, Tamsel Tack, "A follow-up study of children released from child care centers" (1977). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2165.