Kinship foster care: a study from the perspective of the of the caregivers, the children and the child welfare workers

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dc.identifier.issn 1137-9685
dc.description.abstract In the last twenty years, in most Western countries, kinship foster care has become an integral part of childcare systems, growing progressively with regard to the numbers of children involved and relative weight as a care resource within the system; indeed, in some countries it is even more common than other placement options, such as non-kinship foster care and residential care. Research on this phenomenon is still recent and scarce, and there are few programmes targeting this population. In this article we present the results of a descriptive study on kinship foster care in the city of Barcelona, including information and data from the different stakeholders involved. From a quality of life research perspective we analyze the perceptions, evaluation and expressed satisfaction of caregivers, children and practitioners from the specialist Child and Adolescent Teams (EAIAs) responsible for the study and follow-up of kinship foster care cases. The research presented results are in line with those of current research in this field, and lays the basis for the future development of kinship foster care programmes
dc.description.abstract Desde hace aproximadamente dos décadas, en la mayoría de los países occidentales, los acogimientos en familia extensa han entrado a formar parte de los sistemas de protección infantil, siguiendo una evolución creciente en cuanto a número y peso especifico como recurso de acogimiento. Las investigaciones sobre este fenómeno son aún recientes y escasas como también lo son los programas dirigidos a esta población. En el presente artículo presentamos los resultados de un estudio descriptivo sobre los acogimientos en familia extensa en la ciudad de Barcelona, donde se recogen datos de los principales agentes implicados en este fenómeno. Desde la perspectiva de los estudios de la calidad de vida se analizan las percepciones, evaluaciones, y satisfacción expresada, por parte de los acogedores, los niños/as acogidos y los profesionales de los Equipos de Atención a la Infancia y Adolescencia (EAIA) que se encargan del estudio y seguimiento de estos acogimientos. La investigación presenta unos resultados acordes con los estudios que actualmente se realizan en este ámbito y sienta las bases para el despliegue futuro de programas dirigidos a los acogimientos en familia extensa
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Colegio oficial de Psicólogos de Madrid
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dc.relation.ispartof © Psychology in Spain, 2007, vol. 11, núm. 1, p. 42-52
dc.relation.ispartofseries Articles publicats (D-PS)
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dc.subject Acolliment familiar
dc.subject Infants -- Protecció, assistència, etc.
dc.subject Qualitat de vida
dc.subject Famílies d'acollida
dc.subject Foster home care
dc.subject Child welfare
dc.subject Quality of life
dc.subject Kinship care
dc.title Kinship foster care: a study from the perspective of the of the caregivers, the children and the child welfare workers
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