Maladjusted was a term used in the mid to late twentieth century to describe a child who had behaviour and emotional problems. In the 1970s, considerable concern developed in the Social Welfare Department, and among professional people working with children, about troubled teenage girls who they saw as maladjusted.
Sources used to compile this entry: Sub-Committee of the Tasmanian Branch of the Australian Institute of Welfare Officers, Report and recommendations of the care and treatment of 'Socially maladjusted teenage girls' in Tasmania, Tasmanian Branch of the Australian Institute of Welfare Officers, Hobart, 1975, 18 pp.
Prepared by: Caroline Evans
Created: 21 October 2011, Last modified: 24 October 2017