The social networks of young people in Ireland with experience of long-term foster care: some lessons for policy and practice

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/333828
Title:
The social networks of young people in Ireland with experience of long-term foster care: some lessons for policy and practice
Authors:
Mc Mahon, Conor; Curtin, Chris
Citation:
Mc Mahon, Conor & Curtin, Chris (2013). The social networks of young people in Ireland with experience of long-term foster care: some lessons for policy and practice 18 (3):329 Child & Family Social Work
Publisher:
Child & Family Social Work
Journal:
Child & Family Social Work
Issue Date:
2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/333828
DOI:
10.1111/j.1365-2206.2012.00849.x
Additional Links:
http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/j.1365-2206.2012.00849.x
Abstract:
This paper presents findings from the first study of the social networks of a group of young people in Ireland who have experienced longterm foster care. The study group was composed of two groups of young people, a group who were currently in care and a group who had left the care system. The central focus was to examine the impact of foster care on the social network experience of the young people. Findings indicated that foster care impacts on the young people’s social network experience in the following ways: losing contact with extended family; a greater challenge in making and sustaining friendships; an impact on education; and an inability to maintain contact with groups and activities that are of significance. This paper also presents recommendations in relation to policy and practice, including the raising of awareness of the importance of a social network approach in working with young people with care experience.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
FOSTER CARE; FOSTERING; SOCIAL CARE; YOUNG PEOPLE
Local subject classification:
SOCIAL NETWORK
ISSN:
13567500

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMc Mahon, Conoren_GB
dc.contributor.authorCurtin, Chrisen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-07T12:21:08Z-
dc.date.available2014-11-07T12:21:08Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.citationMc Mahon, Conor & Curtin, Chris (2013). The social networks of young people in Ireland with experience of long-term foster care: some lessons for policy and practice 18 (3):329 Child & Family Social Worken_GB
dc.identifier.issn13567500-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1365-2206.2012.00849.x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/333828-
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents findings from the first study of the social networks of a group of young people in Ireland who have experienced longterm foster care. The study group was composed of two groups of young people, a group who were currently in care and a group who had left the care system. The central focus was to examine the impact of foster care on the social network experience of the young people. Findings indicated that foster care impacts on the young people’s social network experience in the following ways: losing contact with extended family; a greater challenge in making and sustaining friendships; an impact on education; and an inability to maintain contact with groups and activities that are of significance. This paper also presents recommendations in relation to policy and practice, including the raising of awareness of the importance of a social network approach in working with young people with care experience.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherChild & Family Social Worken_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/j.1365-2206.2012.00849.xen_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Child & Family Social Worken_GB
dc.subjectFOSTER CAREen_GB
dc.subjectFOSTERINGen_GB
dc.subjectSOCIAL CAREen_GB
dc.subjectYOUNG PEOPLEen_GB
dc.subject.otherSOCIAL NETWORKen_GB
dc.titleThe social networks of young people in Ireland with experience of long-term foster care: some lessons for policy and practiceen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalChild & Family Social Worken_GB
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceConnachten
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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