Who are children in care and care leavers

Elisabetta Di Giovanni, Cristina Guardino

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The chapter focuses on the characteristics and experiences of minors accepted in public structures and care leavers. Most of the children housed in the facilities comefrom problematic families, punctuated by recurrent crises. Preciselyfor this reason in many European countries the awareness has maturedthat the minors accepted in the social-welfare structures arestrongly disadvantaged compared to their peers, as their life is generallymarked by traumas and contexts of educational poverty and psychologicalpoverty which they do not allow adequate psycho-socialdevelopment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChild for child manual
Number of pages25
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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