|1916 Children's Bureau Poster, Library of Congress|
As this Children's Bureau poster from 1916 makes clear, a significant portion of deaths of children under age 2 was largely preventable. As Paul H. Stuart discusses in CSWE's Women and Children First: The Contribution of the Children's Bureau to Social Work Education, the bureau placed a high priority on initiatives involving maternal health and the health of the young child.
This concern is reflected in the 1919 film Our Children, commissioned by the bureau to promote children's health and shown in many rural areas in the United States.
|Women & Children First,|
ed. Alice Lieberman and
the late Kristine Nelson (CSWE Press)
first chief of
the Children's Bureau
(Library of Congress)