Title: Foster care - importance of transition planning : practice-based research: an elaborative, explorative approach
Authors : Nef, Susanne
Werner, Karin
Published in : Artha
Volume(Issue) : 14
Issue : 33
Pages : 1
Pages to: 8
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Christ University
Issue Date: 2015
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Not specified
Language : English
Subjects : Transition planing; Foster care; Practice-based research; Leavin Care; Care Leaver
Subject (DDC) : 362: Health and social services
Abstract: Although, foster care is relatively widespread in Switzerland, the professional transition planning of the transfer of decision-making abilities, after the foster children attain the age of majority, is a topic, which has rarely been taken into account so far. However, it is important that transition planning, including all administrative, transfer of decision-making abilities, and guardianship processes, should begin at least one year before the age of majority (the age of consent in Switzerland is 18). Even so, professional transition planning is barely standardised and institutionalised yet. In this practice-based research study the current situation and the perception of the relevant groups, the need of the practice, and foster families have been analysed. Therefore, qualitative data collection methods have been used to focus on a multi-perspective approach, including that on foster parents and social workers at official municipality-level. Several relevant topics and aspects, such as applicable administrative tasks or residential issues, which are considered to be of particular relevance and therefore have to be addressed during the transition planning process, have been found. Moreover, important emotional and social aspects were identified.
Departement: Social Work
Organisational Unit: Institute of Childhood, Youth and Family (IKJF)
Institute of Diversity and Social Integration (IVGT)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
ISSN: 0975-329X
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/10419
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