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Young people ageing out of care: the poverty of theory

Stein, M. (2006) Young people ageing out of care: the poverty of theory. Children and Youth Services Review, 28 (4). pp. 422-434. ISSN 0190-7409

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Abstract

Although there is a growing body of international empirical work on young people aging out of care, very few of these studies have been informed by theoretical approaches. Set in the context of social exclusion, this paper explores three perspectives that may contribute to a greater understanding of the main findings from empirical research: attachment theory; focal theory; and resilience. Each perspective includes a discussion of the implications for practice in linking empirical and theoretical work. In conclusion, it is suggested that there is a need for more studies grounded in theory.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Social Work Research and Development Unit (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2009 13:27
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2009 13:27
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2005.05.005
Status: Published
Publisher: Elsevier
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2005.05.005
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/5879

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