Characteristics and sociolabour insertion of young people after residential foster

TítolCharacteristics and sociolabour insertion of young people after residential foster
Tipus de publicacióJournal Article
Any de publicació2009
AutorsSala-Roca, J, Jariot García, M, Villalba Biarnés, A, Rodríguez Parrón, M
JournalInternational Journal of Child y Family Welfare
KeywordsChild protection, Child welfare, Residential care

This study aims to determine the situation of young people after residential care. The directors of 36 finalist residences that care for young people who will come of age in the same center were interviewed. Residence directors gave information about 143 young people who left the center between 2 and 5 years earlier when they came of age, and who had not been diagnosed with mental deficiency. Most of the young people entered the residence after they were 12 years old due to family negligence. The young people scored highest for autonomy and lowest for emo-tional regulation. Competences were found to be related to the cause of protection. Half of the sample were emotionally unstable and had not graduated from high school. After leaving the fos-ter residence, a third of the young people went to live with their family, and another third went to live in assisted flats. Girls tend to live with their partners more than boys; and boys tend to live with their family more than girls. 65.7% of the young people received work training but only 59.9% worked, most of them in jobs that don't need qualifications. 30.4% of girls became moth-ers at a young age. The implications of the data are discussed in the article.

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