Disrupting narratives of failure: How foster carers can help cultivate long term narratives of potential for young people in foster care

Robbie Gilligan, Researcher, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland  The presentation proposes that the themes of disruption and continuity can usefully be seen as being  about more than  the characteristics of the placement(s) provided for the young person in foster care.  It will be argued that disruption and continuity in influential experiences within placements are also important. These experiences can help […]

Facilitating and hostile foster families: early detection as means to promote continuity

Teresa Díaz-Tártalo, Researcher, Universidad CEU San Pablo,  Spain  Nuria Fuentes-Peláez, Researcher, Universidad de Barcelona, Spain  Anna  Garriga-Alsina, Researcher, Universidad Pompeu-Fabra, Spain      The object of this study is to help all those involved in the process (foster families, children, biological families and professionals) by facilitating the detection of maladjustment which could cause future disruptions in these foster placements. The study provides models of investigation which allow […]

Interprofessional collaboration in Finnish residential child care; challenges for RCC workers and mental care practitioners working together

Eeva Timonen-Kallio, Researcher, University of Eastern Finland, Finland  Juha Hämäläinen, Researcher, University of Eastern Finland, Finland  Eila Laukkanen, Researcher, University of Eastern Finland and  Chief Department of Adolescent Psychiatry University Hospital of Kuopio Finland       Many children taken into care tend to be in need of psychiatric treatment as well as child protection services, and thus the professional expertise of both systems must be coordinated in their care. […]

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Children in Foster Care: Managing continuities and discontinuities of relationships and identities

Gillian Schofield, Researcher, Centre for Research on Children and Families, United Kingdom  Jeanette Cossar, Researcher, Centre for Research on Children and Families, University of East Anglia UK  Emma Ward, Researcher, Centre for Research on Children and Families, University of East Anglia UK   There has been little research on the experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) young people in care and the role of […]