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Young people’s perspectives of foster placement instability : a grounded theory approach.

Hunter, Ruth (2015) Young people’s perspectives of foster placement instability : a grounded theory approach. Doctoral thesis, University of Surrey.

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Abstract

This qualitative grounded theory study aimed to explore experiences of placement moves for young people in foster care, an area neglected in previous studies. For young people these moves were distressing experiences of loss and uncertainty that they frequently lacked support to manage. Consequently the young people felt the need to be self-sufficient for their emotional needs. However this self-sufficiency often increased instability and distress as they struggled to influence others or withdrew in self-protection. Despite this, the young people displayed resilience and were hopeful for a better life after care.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Divisions : Theses
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Hunter, Ruthruthj.hunter@yahoo.co.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : 31 July 2015
Funders : N/A
Contributors :
ContributionNameEmailORCID
Thesis supervisorJohn, MaryUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Depositing User : Ruth Hunter
Date Deposited : 11 Aug 2015 08:01
Last Modified : 11 Aug 2015 08:01
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/808105

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