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Foster care - short or long term solution?

Anja Ferlin (2013) Foster care - short or long term solution?. Diploma thesis.

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    The family is the core structure, especially in the primary socialization. It ensures that the child grows in socially acceptable human being. In some cases, the family home environment is not suitable for the healthy development of children. The center for social work decides to remove the child from the family and gives him up in foster family. In the theoretical part of the thesis the role of the family for each individual is presented and the fundamental reasons for the alienation of it from family and accommodation in foster care. You learn about a concept of foster care and the conditions which must be sufficient to carry out a profession as a foster parent. There are presented the preparations for the adoption of a child in a foster family and the tasks to be fulfilled by a foster family. Here the theory is intertwined with the addition of the actual status in one of the foster families firsthand. Emphasis is given to weave relationships between parent family and foster family. The facilitator between those two families is the center for social work. The task also touches the reasons for the termination of foster care and possible return to their biological families. The empirical work reveals two narrative biographies. First is the biography of a mother who has four children in foster care, and the second one is the biography of the eldest child of this mother. Added are two more unstandardized interviews. The first was carried out with the foster mother of these children, the other with a social worker, who works with those children and the biological mother. Since more than half of foster care cases turns into a long-term measure, even though it is a temporary solution, this example demonstrates that even as a long-term foster care can measure from the perspective of a child, who is the primary user of this service, as very positive.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: family, foster care, foster family, the center for social work, foster parent, individual project group, narrative biography
    Number of Pages: 101
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    izr. prof. dr. Alenka KoboltMentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=9657161)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 1547
    Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2013 14:01
    Last Modified: 20 Jun 2013 14:01
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/1547

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