C. Loring Brace


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(1826–1890) Writer, minister, and social reformer, Charles Loring Brace was one of the organizers of the Children's Aid Society of New York City. As its executive director for almost 40 years, Brace chronicled the problems of destitute, vagrant, and homeless children and initiated many child welfare services. After graduating from Yale University in 1846, Brace taught briefly and then entered Yale Divinity School. As a minister he preached to prisoners at Blackwell's Island in New York City. Frequently described as an independent thinker, Brace was an abolitionist and accepted Darwin's theory of evolution.


From Encyclopedia of Social Work in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Social Work.