Item MS-13-30, SF Box 65, Folder 12, Item 4 - Brief to Commission on Special Protection Services from Children's Aid Society of Halifax : [draft typescript]

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Brief to Commission on Special Protection Services from Children's Aid Society of Halifax : [draft typescript]

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MS-13-30, SF Box 65, Folder 12, Item 4

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  • 1972 (Creation)
    Murchison, Alexander John, Dr.

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20 leaves of textual records : typescript

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Dr. Murchison was born in Charlottetown and graduated from Dalhousie Medical School in 1963. He completed post-graduate training in Psychiatry at Dalhousie University in addition to studying at hospitals in England and Scotland. His academic focus was directed on Adolescent Psychiatry.

He returned to Halifax to join the staff at the Izaak Walton Killam Hospital and the Atlantic Child Guidance Clinic.

Dr. Murchison was an active member in several professional associations and various community organizations. In particular, Dr. Murchison was involved with the Children's Aid Society of Halifax. He passed away in 1975.

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Item consists of a draft typescript of a brief to be submitted to the Commission of Special Protection Services compiled by Dr. Alexander Murchison (and others) for the Children's Aid Society of Halifax, and was presented on May 29, 1972. Item consists of a report compiled for the purpose of stressing the importance of examining the "very fine line [...] between delinquent behavior resulting in direct Court Action under the Juvenile Delinquents Act and the behavior exhibited by a child in need of protection as defined in the Child Welfare Act" and making best practice recommendations, when determining foster home placements resulting from Family Court cases regarding child welfare and juvenile delinquency. Item also contains an appendix of three anonymous case studies from the Shelburne region. Item also contains a few penciled corrections.

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Description created on March 8, 2018

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