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ERIC Number: EJ978958
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1357-5279
Young People Transitioning from Out-of-Home Care and Relationships with Family of Origin: An Examination of Three Recent Australian Studies
Mendes, Philip; Johnson, Guy; Moslehuddin, Badal
Child Care in Practice, v18 n4 p357-370 2012
It is generally accepted (for example, Stein and Wade) that those young people who are able to establish positive relationships with their family in care and/or when transitioning from care are more likely to have a positive self-identity and self-confidence, and overall better outcomes. Conversely, poor or non-existent family links may contribute to low self-esteem and limited confidence. Here we present the findings of three recent qualitative Australian studies on young people transitioning from care, which include an overview of their relationships with family of origin. We examine the strengths and weaknesses of these relationships, and suggest implications for practice reform. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia