[automatically translated] Residential communities can be conceived as "experiential fields", shared experience places within which, in the here and now of everyday life and in the interweaving of stories, experiences, cultures, world views, different orientations and needs, " inhabitants "of the community, children and professionals, interwoven complex relational networks. The exploration of such experiential fields and how they work, the definition of clinical and educational work setting in which to start transformative paths, is the interest that has moved the research project and intervention presented here. In the perspective of clinical work assessment and the quality of services offered to children in residential communities, this project is aimed at deepening the knowledge of the subjects living in the community (customers and operators), their relational world and the ways in which, in the experience of the community, actions and relationships are intertwined, triggering processes of change. areas of research are the representations of self and family and interpersonal relationships of children guests; the process of construction and development of the charge of taking function within the supervisory groups conducted with community educators; the "community group", involving adolescent males and operators of one of the monitored Communities. We will focus, in this paper, the representations of self and family and interpersonal relationships of children guests in three residential communities of Palermo and their change over time. The objective is to contribute, through the detection of empirical indicators, the understanding of the quality and organization of perceptions that children have of their relational life, especially with family. Given the centrality and importance of relationships, family and social, in the foundation and structuring of psychic life and given that interpersonal relationships are an important socio-emotional adaptation predictor of children and adolescents and also allow you to predict the psychosocial adjustment in adulthood (Bracken, 1993), this seems of particular interest, not least in the early identification of potential problem areas and the ability to monitor the taking over and modular construction of educational interventions in a more knowledgeable and shared. The observation was conducted with a multi-method approach, using different theoretical matrix tools: the DSSVF (Design Symbolic of the Family Life Space) (Gilli, Greek, Regalia, Banzatti, 1992; Gozzoli, Tamanza, 1998), the TRI (Test of Interpersonal Relations) (Bracken, 1993) and TMA (Test Multidimensional esteem) (Bracken BA, 1992). The results of the re-test show different changes and trends in the responses of the subjects in the three communities. This refers to basic questions of what determines the change and what are the conditions for which communities can establish itself as a "therapeutic environment", "care settings." View all this and support the clinical observations with empirical research data, provides an important opportunity for knowledge and reflection on the effectiveness of the work conditions.
|Number of pages||26|
|Journal||Psicologia Clinica dello Sviluppo|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Clinical Psychology
- Developmental and Educational Psychology