The first part of this article proposes looking at foster care in the light of the conceptual nodes which characterise social work, in accordance with the relational network approach. The basic idea is that foster care, since it is intrinsically intended to produce a relational benefit, cannot be approached as if it were a standard service, following an exclusively technical view, focused on the professionals and the approach adopted in relation to the individual cases. Instead, there is a need for an approach that is based on participation, intended as the shared construction of the child protection plan. The second part of the article analyses a possible practical implementation of this «methodological view», performed at the initiative of a no profit organization that has provided its own relational model to set up foster care, this no voluntary organization has experimented this model and started to examine its distinctive features and the results obtained.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Towards a participatory trust: in search of effective strategies|
|Number of pages||23|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
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- RELATIONAL THEORY