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Title: Young people's perspectives of foster placement instability : a grounded theory approach
Author: Hunter, Ruth
Awarding Body: University of Surrey
Current Institution: University of Surrey
Date of Award: 2015
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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.
Supervisor: John, Mary Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Psych.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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