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ERIC Number: EJ922429
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1357-5279
Using Action Research to Enhance Resilience in a Children's Home: An Exploration of Need, Experience and Role
Houston, Stan
Child Care in Practice, v17 n2 p115-129 2011
This paper describes an action research project aimed at enhancing resilience in young people in a residential children's home. Two core areas were explored, namely: the needs of the young people as captured through a resilience framework; and the experiential and role-related issues arising from the attempts to enhance the young people's resilience. The findings showed that the young people faced a number of intrapersonal and interpersonal challenges. Yet, despite a number of organisational and role limitations, the residential social workers were able to respond resourcefully to these challenges by engaging in practices that simultaneously met agency imperatives, therapeutic goals and instrumental needs. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A