About the project
Children and adolescents who grow up in another family need relationships that promote their experience of belonging, adaptation and facilitates developing emotional bonds that helps them further on in their lives.
The aim of the project is to develop knowledge and interventions that are better adapted to the needs of children, adolescents and foster parents. This will be done by inviting former foster children and experienced foster parents to share their experiences. We believe that their experiences are of great value and that their life stories are important for developing better adapted interventions in the future.
What do former foster children and foster parents understand with attachment processes in stable foster home residency, and how can foster parents facilitate attachment processes in their own care practices that promote stability for the child?
There are developed three research questions:
- What experiences do former foster children have with attachment processes in their foster families?
- What experiences do foster parents have with attachment processes to their foster child?
- How can trying out foster care practices in foster home residency promote attachment and adaptation processes between the foster child and the foster parents?
In the first part of the project there will be used qualitative depth interviews on former foster children as informants. There will be used focus groups interviewing experienced foster parents.
In the second part of the project there will be used Research Circles to explore how attachment and adaptation processes can be carried out to promote attachment and adaptation in daily care practices.
The project will focus on theories like socioecology, attachment, recovery and resilience.
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