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ERIC Number: ED061667
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 71
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Retarded Children of the Poor: A Casebook.
Kirkland, Majorie H.
Written for welfare and social workers, the publication concerns families which have problems of retardation, usually mild or borderline, and which are heavily represented on welfare rolls. A brief discussion of retardation and family and child welfare services is followed by a list of suggested readings dealing with social and child welfare services applicable to the retarded. The remaining six chapters are each introduced by a summary of a typical problem case of retardation: a school-age boy, an adolescent girl with normal siblings, a rebellious adolescent boy in foster care, a case of dependency resulting from institutional living, an adult in need of vocational training, and a family with several mildly retarded children. Discussion following each case presentation focuses on understanding of the family situation involved, analysis of problems represented by the case, and suggestions for the social worker concerning assistance and services which can be provided to clients to ameliorate such situations. (KW)
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Authoring Institution: Community Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.