The journey from child in care to social work practitioner: an auto ethnographic study to identify the importance of resilience, attachment, planning and stability when leaving care

Woulahan, Dan (2009) The journey from child in care to social work practitioner: an auto ethnographic study to identify the importance of resilience, attachment, planning and stability when leaving care. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The focus of this dissertation is the author’s journey through foster care dealing with the themes of resilience, attachment and permanence. The author has included his own experiences as a child in care using the method of auto ethnography. Examining a micro study, from the transition of childhood to independent adulthood. The author includes two viewpoints, that of the self and the other a cultural context, which the author has chosen to be decisions made by the state.

    To maintain the academic requirements for this dissertation the author has included a literature review within the piece to describe and evaluate fostering, resilience, matching with references to best practice. Social Work in Great Britain remains to continue to use more reactive approaches.

    The literature review discovers a developing environment care leavers today are growing up in. The clear recommendation of this dissertation is that in depth planning is integral to young people throughout their care career. More innovative and trusting relationships between child, carers, parents and social worker are necessary.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2011 16:30
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:26
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/2344

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