Historical Perspective on Mental Retardation During the Decade 1954-1964: A Compilation of Articles in "Children."

U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Welfare Administration. Children's Bureau, 1964 - 314 sider

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Side 17 - Imbeciles; that is to say, persons in whose case there exists from birth or from an early age mental defectiveness not amounting to idiocy, yet so pronounced that they are incapable of managing themselves or their affairs, or, in the case of children, of being taught to do so.
Side 1 - Bureau shall investigate and report . . . upon all matters pertaining to the welfare of children and child life among all classes of our people...
Side 223 - For the purpose of enabling each State to extend and improve, as far as practicable under the conditions in such State, services for promoting the health of mothers and children, especially in rural areas and in areas suffering from severe economic distress...
Side 17 - Feeble-minded persons; that is to say, persons in whose case there exists from birth or from an early age mental defectiveness not amounting to imbecility, yet so pronounced that they require care, supervision, and control for their own protection or for the protection of others, or, in the case of children, that they by reason of such defectiveness appear to be permanently incapable of receiving proper benefit from the instruction in ordinary schools...
Side 83 - Act (NARA) is administered by the National Institute of Mental Health, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, and by the Department of Justice.
Side 193 - The object of maternity care is to ensure that every expectant and nursing mother maintains good health, learns the art of child care, has a normal delivery, and bears healthy children.
Side 10 - ... to determine what action is needed to combat mental retardation in the State and the resources available for this purpose, to develop public awareness of the mental retardation problem and of the need for combating it, to coordinate State and local activities relating to the various aspects of mental retardation and its prevention, treatment, or amelioration, and to plan other activities leading to comprehensive State and community action to combat mental retardation.
Side 9 - When carried out, reliance on the cold mercy of custodial isolation will be supplanted by the open warmth of community concern and capability. Emphasis on prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation will be substituted for a desultory interest in confining patients in an institution to wither away.
Side 109 - Judicial review, every 2 years, of tho need for continued institutional care for all retarded adults is recommended. The panel also calls for new approaches in the treatment of mentally retarded criminal defendants. Organization of Services. The recommendations in regard to the organization of services underscore the panel's basic finding that the problems of the mentally retarded are not and cannot be the responsibility of any one discipline or agency ; that rather they must be important concerns...
Side 4 - ... through the Federal government, share with the State and local governments responsibility for helping to provide community services that children need to have for a good start in life. The Social Security Act also afforded the Bureau...

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