The residential care for children can be conceived as «experiential fields», placesof shared experience, where, in the here and now of the everyday life and in the interweavingof stories, experiences, cultures, world views, predispositions and other needs, the «inhabitants»of the residential context (children and educators) weave the complex relational networks. Staringfrom this approach, the interest that drove the research project and the intervention here presentedis the exploration of these experiential fields and the way in which they work, defining the settingof clinical work and training in which to open pathways of transformation. About the evaluationof the clinical work and the quality of services offered to children in residential care, this projectaims to deepen the knowledge of people living in the residential context (children and operators),focusing the attention on their relational world and on the ways in which actions and relationshipsare intertwined and trigger processes of change. In this contribution we will focus a) on the selfand family representations; b) on the interpersonal relationships and c) on their change over time,of the children hosted in three residential care in Palermo. The observation was conducted with amulti-method, using different theoretic matrices tools: the DSSVF (Symbolic Drawing of Family LifeArea, Gilli, Greco, Regalia, Banzatti, 1992; Gozzoli, Tamanza, 1998), the IRT (Interpersonal RelationanshipsTest; Bracken, 1993) and the TMA (Bracken, 1992). The results for the re-test showchanges and different trends in the responses of subjects in the three residential care for childreninvolved in this research project.
|Numero di pagine||26|
|Rivista||Psicologia Clinica dello Sviluppo|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2012|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Clinical Psychology