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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Creating futures: residential care homes in Hungary and Switzerland collaboratively develop their capacity to empower children and youth to actively realise their own futures
Authors: Schmid, Anna
Herczeg, Krisztián
DOI: 10.21256/zhaw-4205
Published in: International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies
Volume(Issue): 9
Issue: 1
Page(s): 132
Pages to: 153
Issue Date: Jan-2018
Publisher / Ed. Institution: University of Victoria
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Canada
ISSN: 1920-7298
Language: English
Subjects: Child; Youth; Care leavers; Residential care; Organization development; Quality development; Empowerment; Participation; Protagonism; Community of practice; Hungary; Switzerland; International
Subject (DDC): 361: Social work and welfare
362: Health and social services
370: Education
Abstract: Child and youth homes in Hungary and Switzerland want to increase the chances that the approximately 1,000 children and youth in their care will transition well from residential care to other settings, will be fully included in society, and will live lives that they have reason to value. Key to this objective is the empowerment of the children and youth to take their development into their own hands, to develop ideas of a possible future, and to pursue these ideas actively and sustainably. In the project “Creating Futures”, these homes plan to collect knowledge from children, youth, staff, and managers, as well as from the literature; to develop a framework of analysis to identify current good practices, and potentials for further development; and to implement a concrete pilot project in each home. Evaluations of the learning and development process and dissemination of publications complete the project. Throughout, there will be a strong focus on the voice of children and youth. Collaborating as a community of practice and within the context of expert network FICE International, the homes will make use of their diversity for stimulating learning and development on the individual, professional, and organisational levels. This paper describes the emergence and design of the planned project.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY-NC 4.0: Attribution - Non commercial 4.0 International
Departement: Social Work
Organisational Unit: Institute of Management and Social Policy (ISM)
Published as part of the ZHAW project: Creating Futures
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