publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018 . Embargo end date: 17 Apr 2020

Needs and preferences of parents of adolescents with multiple and complex needs in residential care

Inge Glazemakers; Dirk van West; Helena Van den Steene;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Nov 2018 Journal: Child and family social work (issn: 1356-7500, Copyright policy)
  • Country: Belgium
Abstract: The perspective of parents whose children are in residential care, has received only minor attention in the literature, despite evidence pointing out the value of parental involvement in care delivery for their child. Drawing upon in‐depth interviews with 12 parents of adolescent girls with multiple and complex needs in residential child welfare, this exploratory study describes parents' own needs and preferences with regard to care delivery. Parents wish: (a) to have a true partnership between parents and professionals (involvement), (b) to feel respected by professionals (respect), (c) to have the information and mandate necessary for decision‐making...
free text keywords: Psychology, Sociology, Human medicine, Sociology and Political Science, Health(social science), Special needs, Complex needs, Medical education, Residential care
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