Measuring ‘stability’ using national care and educational data

Nikki Luke, Researcher, Rees Centre, University of Oxford, England  A recent study by Sebba et al. (2015) used English national databases on children’s care and educational experiences to identify the factors that facilitate or limit educational progress for young people in care at age 16. An extensive period of data preparation on this project included the creation and selection […]

Searching for answers: Ambiguous loss associated to the history of placement in residential care

Nadine Lanctôt, Researcher, Université de Sherbrooke, CANADA  Mathilde Turcotte, Researcher, Université Laval, CANADA    This presentation aims to contribute to a better understanding of the placement experiences and their impacts throughout the lenses of ambiguous loss. Ambiguous loss is “an unclear loss that continues without resolution or closure” (Boss and Yeats, 2014: 63). Placement experiences could represent two forms of ambiguous loss. On one […]

To dream the impossible dream: Care leavers’ challenges and barriers in pursuing their future expectations and goals

Yafit Sulimani-Aidan, Researcher, Tel Aviv University, Israel  Background:  As youth leave care, their expectations and aspirations as well as their planning for their future lives are especially important. Although earlier studies examined these vulnerable young people’s challenges in transition to adulthood, they did not explore these challenges with regards to their own plans and expectations for their future. Therefore, […]