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Exploring the needs of parents for achieving reunification: The views of foster children, birth family and social workers in Spain

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  • Balsells, Maria Àngels
  • Pastor, Crescencia
  • Mateos, Ainoa
  • Vaquero, Eduard
  • Urrea, Aida

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Family reunification refers to the process through which children and adolescents under a measure of temporary separation (foster care or residential) return to live with their biological families. The research has begun to reflect a paradigm change in intervention and support for these families that affects the consolidation of reunification and the prevention of new processes of separation and reentry into the protection system.

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  • Balsells, Maria Àngels & Pastor, Crescencia & Mateos, Ainoa & Vaquero, Eduard & Urrea, Aida, 2015. "Exploring the needs of parents for achieving reunification: The views of foster children, birth family and social workers in Spain," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 48(C), pages 159-166.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:cysrev:v:48:y:2015:i:c:p:159-166
    DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2014.12.016
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