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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hello womb mummy! Coherence and fragmentation in mental representations of self, relationship and belonging in looked after preschool children, according to continuity, commitment and disruption in care arrangements in infancy

Maria Mögel, Researcher, Marie Meierhofer Institut für das Kind, Zürich, Switzerland  Earlier identification of high-risk situations in early baby-parent relationships leads to more frequent placements for very young children. But out-of-home placements in early childhood represent a deep interference in children’s personality development. That is why there are considerable uncertainties regarding the criteria for out-of-home placements that are in […]