Year: 1980 Source: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, v.50, no.2, (April 1980), p.264-278 SIEC No: 19870182

This descriptive study of 120 girls removed temporarily from parental care during early adolescence raises questions regarding the efficiency and effectiveness of current intervention strategies. The findings suggest that clinical and legal efforts on behalf of girls such as these, who have been victims of neglect, deprivation, and abuse, are likely to remain unsatisfactory in the absence of a broad societal commitment to the needs and rights of children. 19 refs.