A life course approach to studying the experiences of foster care alumni: A case study exploring the educational pathways of care-experienced adults

Eavan Brady, PhD student, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland  Research related to care (e.g. leaving care, education of children in care) has been criticised for paying insufficient attention to theory (Berridge, 2007; 2012; Brodie, 2009; Stein, 2006). This presentation seeks to outline why the life course approach is an effective theoretical framework for exploring the experiences and challenges faced by […]

Crossed regards on youth and interveners sense-making on oppositional and aggresive situations in a residential care welfare setting

Valérie Parent, PhD student, Université de Montréal, Canada  Sarah-Louise Fraser, Researcher, Université de Montréal, Canada        This presentation will share results from a qualitative research held in two residential care settings of Montreal, Canada among youths and interveners. In fact, Constitutional Law of Canada mandates the provinces to implement a system to protect youths when their development or security is compromised. In Quebec, to […]

Processes Leading to Foster Care Breakdown

Thomas Gabriel, Researcher,  ZHAW Department of Social Work, Institute of Childhood, Youth and Familiy, Switzerland  Renate Stohler, Researcher, ZHAW Department of Social Work, Institute of Childhood, Youth and Familiy, Switzerland  Bombach Clara, Researcher ZHAW Department of Social Work, Institute of Childhood, Youth and Familiy, Switzerland   Processes leading to breakdown of foster care are very diverse, complex and assumed to be highly individual. In order to understand […]

Runaway behaviour in group homes: what are runaways trying to tell us ?

Marie Robert, Researcher, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Canada Rana Karam, Phd student, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Canada Tamara Leonora, Researcher, France We explore runaway behaviour in foster care through the lens of Lazarus and Folkman’s (1984) transactional model of stress and coping. To better understand the context and meaning of this behaviour in these troubled youth, semi-structured interviews were conducted […]