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dc.contributor.authorBalsells, M. Àngels
dc.contributor.authorPastor Vicente, Crescencia
dc.contributor.authorMolina, María Cruz
dc.contributor.authorFuentes-Peláez, Núria
dc.contributor.authorVázquez, Noelia
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-14T08:53:53Z
dc.date.available2016-07-14T08:53:53Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn0045-3102
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10459.1/57627
dc.description.abstractResearch suggests that the social support received from fathers and mothers is a key factor in the reunification process, particularly on a foster child’s return home. However, little is known regarding the nature of this support, its sources and the aspects on which such support should be focused. The aim of this study is to describe the social support that families require at the time of a child’s return to successfully re-establish the family positive dynamics, functioning and routines. This research is based on information gathered in Spain from a focus group and in interviews of 63 professionals, 42 parents and 30 children. The method is qualitative, and the ATLAS.ti program is used for content analysis. The qualitative data enable a better understanding of the views of the individuals involved. The results indicate the relevance of the support provided by the protection system and the social services. The results also reveal the insufficiency of the informal support network. These findings suggest implications for social workers when focusing post-reunification support on specific needs linked to parental skills, personal difficulties of the parents and the stability of the family context.ca_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThis study has been developed by the investigation group GRISIJ (Research Group in Social-educational Child Intervention) and financed by the Spanish Ministry of Science and innovation (EDU2011–00144-C02–01), the Department of Universities, Research and Information Society of the Government of -Catalonia (2009SGR 1392), ARCE (Research Aggrupation in Educational Science), the University of Barcelona and the University of Lleida.ca_ES
dc.language.isoengca_ES
dc.publisherOxford University Pressca_ES
dc.relationMICINN/PN2008-2011/EDU2011-00144-C02-01
dc.relation.isformatofVersió preprint del document publicat a https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcw049ca_ES
dc.relation.ispartofBritish Journal of Social Work, 2016, Mayca_ES
dc.rights(c) British Association of Social Workers, 2016ca_ES
dc.subjectFamily supportca_ES
dc.subjectChild Protectionca_ES
dc.subjectChildren and familiesca_ES
dc.titleUnderstanding social support in reunification: the views of foster children, birth families and social workersca_ES
dc.typearticleca_ES
dc.identifier.idgrec024394
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dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessca_ES
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcw049


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