The experience of the foster families natural sons is an issue little explored in national literature and little represented in social work and social care interventions and practices. Unlike the international scenario offers research contributions centred on the listening of the stories of natural sons. These evidences are essential to learn about the experience of foster care in a more and more complete way and are valuable to plan interventions that meet real needs and produce effective interventions and wellbeing for all the different players. The article also presents some reflections related to the experience of natural children, contained in the national Guidelines for foster care. In recognition of the great value of the right to be heard of children and adolescents enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and of the significance of the experience of foster care for natural sons, this contribution aims to solicit professionals to pay attention to the experiences of these children and young people, to develop appropriate strategies to express their own experience, to foster dialogue and the development of collective positions rather than purely individual positions.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Family custody through the eyes of natural children|
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||CONSULTORI FAMILIARI OGGI|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
- Child Participation in Foster Care
- Partecipazione dei bambini nell'affido familiare