«Ella es mi favorita»: Perspectivas infantiles sobre el buen cuidado en residencias

Translated title of the contribution: «She's my favourite»: Children´s perspectives about good residential child care

Manuela García-Quiroga, Carolina Urbina

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Abstract

This research explores the perspectives of children living in residential programs regarding the characteristics of a good caregiver. A qualitative study was developed using graphic techniques and group interviews with 14 children living in residential programs in Valparaíso-Chile. The network of care perceived by the children at individual and residential level was identified, highlighting residential figures over family members. The children showed a specificity of the bond with their residential caregivers and suggested characteristics of a good caregiver, associated with protection, permanence and daily accompaniment. Affection is a cross-cutting element in children's narratives about their caregiving experiences and perspectives on what makes a good caregiver. The results suggest that residential programs should consider children's perspectives and create conditions to favor this affective bonding with caregivers.

Translated title of the contribution«She's my favourite»: Children´s perspectives about good residential child care
Original languageSpanish
JournalRevista Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Ninez y Juventud
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Sciences(all)

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