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Clark:

That's right. That's why we're family-oriented. We really are.

Q:

Now, are most of your children referred here now through physicians still?

Clark:

No, most of the children are coming through the public schools.

Q:

Through the schools.

Clark:

Most.

Q:

Any from ministers?

Clark:

Some from ministers, some from other social agencies. A few from courts, and a great many, an increasing number, just come because their families have heard about it.

Q:

When a child is referred, rather than coming through the parents, how often do you encounter resistance from the parents?

Clark:

Very seldom, because they only come voluntarily.

Q:

Even the child.

Clark:

Yes, because everybody who comes here comes voluntarily. I mean, even if the school tells the family he should go here, the family doesn't have to come. So most of the families are coming because they really want to help.

Q:

Actually the referral from the school of the child is through the parents, then?



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