Part-time foster care: integration of educational and affective relationships

Franca Amione, Researcher, Comune di Trieste – Area Servizi e Politiche Sociali – Gruppo affidi, Italia Franco Bruni, ASUITS- Consultorio Familiare, Italia Elena De Cocce, Paola Tagliapietra, Comune di Trieste – Area Politiche e Servizi Sociali – Gruppo affidi, Italia Part-time foster care rappresents a support to fragile family. The purpose is prevent the child […]

Could evaluation of babies’ relational withdrawal be a key to understand the effect of parental visitation for babies placed out of home?

Alexandra Deprez, Researcher, LPPS- PARIS 5, France Jacqueline Wendland, Researcher, LPPS- PARIS 5, France The question of parental visitation with children removed from parental care has gained interest in recent literature. However, considerable controversy and ambiguity remains with regards to the impact of such contact on children’s wellbeing. Importantly, the lack of appropriate measurements of […]

Contact visits between foster children and their birth family in Andalusia (Spain)

Bernedo Isabel M., Researcher, Department of Developmental and Educational Psychology, Malaga University, Spain  Maria D. Salas, , Department of Developmental and Educational Psychology, Malaga University, Spain. Maria J. Fuentes, Researcher, Department of Developmental and Educational Psychology, Malaga University, Spain. Miguel Ángel García-Martín, Researcher, Department of Social Psychology, Social anthropology, Social Work and Social Services, Spain Contact visit between a […]

The role of contact in Dutch foster care

Goemans Anouk, Researcher, Department of Clinical Child and Adolescent Studies, Leiden University The Netherlands  Mitch van Geel, Paul Vedder, Researcher, Department of Clinical Child and Adolescent Studies, Leiden University, The Netherlands. Foster children often have contact with their birth family during their placement in the foster family. Continuing ties and maintaining the original attachment relationship is important for successful reunification, […]

Family relations, contact and well being in Portuguese Foster Care

Delgado Paulo, Researcher, Escola Superior de Educação do Instituto Politécnico do Porto (ESEP), Portugal João M. S. Carvalho, Researcher, CICS.NOVA.UMinho, InED-Escola Superior de Educação do Porto, UNICES-Instituto Universitário da Maia, Portugal. Vânia S. Pinto. InED, Researcher, Escola Superior de Educação do Porto / REES Centre, Department of Education, University of Oxford, UK. This study investigates the complexities and […]

Institutional and family ties of the child placed in foster care

François-Xavier Mayaux, Phd Student, Université de Bourgogne Franche-Comté, France Daniel Derivois, Researcher, Université de Bourgogne Franche-Comté, France Christelle Viode, Researcher, Université de Bourgogne Franche-Comté, France Objectives.  –  Starting from an approach cross attachment theory and psychodynamic theory [1], this study analyses the quality of the relationship among professionals (family assistants and educators) and the child […]

Continuity around schooling for children placed away from home: about consistency between educators in Children’s villages

Helene Join-Lambert, Researcher, Université Paris Nanterre, France  Benjamin Denecheau, Researcher, Université Paris Est Créteil, France  Pierrine Robin, Researcher, Université Paris Est Créteil, France  Sandrine Dottori, Chargée de mission, SOS Village d’Enfants, France Our presentation draws from a research conducted in 2016-2017 on Children’s Villages in France, which have implemented a program for better supporting children’s school education. Children’s Villages are specialized in looking after brothers […]

What is the role of carer involvement in predicting pupil engagement and school performance? A longitudinal analysis.

Aoife O’higgins, PhD student, University of Oxford, UK     The gap between the educational outcomes of children in care and their peers has been well documented in research (O’Higgins, Sebba, & Luke, 2015). But the risk and protective factors underlying this social problem are poorly understood and insufficiently modelled in order to be useful for interventions (Sebba et […]

Normative attachment and attachment disorders in non-parental care contexts in Chile

Andrès Fresno, Researcher, Universidad de Talca, Chile  Rosario Spencer, Researcher, Universidad de Talca, Chile  Patricia Bravo, PhD student, Universidad de Talca, Chile  Camila Espinoza,  Universidad de Talca, Chile  Normative attachment and attachment disorders in non-parental care contexts in Chile It has been reported that children in non-parental care have a higher prevalence of insecure, particularly disorganized attachment, and a higher frequency of attachment disorders (disinhibited or inhibited). However, it is not […]

Long-term foster care in France : evolution of children attachment and context effects

Séverine Euillet, Researcher, Université Paris Nanterre, France  Within a developmental approach, this longitudinal research draws from attachment theory and contemporary work to analyse the evolution of the quality of attachment in children placed in foster homes. Initially, 36 French children aged an average of 52 months were presented with the Attachment Story Completion Task (Bretherton, Ridgeway and Cassidy, 1990). Six […]