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ERIC Number: EJ1051141
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1338-1563
Professional Families--The Development of the Relationship between a Professional Mother and the Child in the Context of the Mother's Status
Búšová, Katarína Šmajdová
Journal of Pedagogy, v3 n1 p117-135 Jun 2012
A professional family is an organizational form of institutional care which is used mainly in residential children's homes. By considering the psychological development of the child and by providing a supportive environment, the professional family provides systematic, purposeful and professional care and education for the child. It attempts to respect age differences and developmental disorders in the child. The professional family provides this care and education continually for a specific period of time. The process of forming a relationship between the parents and the children being cared for is very problematic. There is a significant lack of clarity and many problems exist in this field and to make it worse the status of the professional parents, mainly the professional mother are not clearly defined. We attempted to define this status through qualitative research using the theory of object relations by Donald Wood Winnicott.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Slovakia
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