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Eurochild and Martin James Foundation,

This event will reflect on how cooperation and knowledge sharing can support meeting the needs of children at risk and in the alternative care system.

ISPCAN,

ISPCAN in partnership with Italian country partner, CISMAI, will be hosting the 2021 European Congress in the Rimini Convention Center. The event has been postponed from its original dates (June 22-24, 2020) to June 2021. 

Nuria Molano, Esperanza León, Maite Román, Jesús M. Jiménez-Morago, Carmen Moreno - ,

In the present study, the authors explored the adult-child interactions that took place in 116 families from Spain: 28 long-term non-kin foster families, 34 adoptive families, and a community comparison group made up of 54 families.

ECDAN, FHI 360, The Lego Foundation, World Health Organization,

In this webinar, panelists will discuss the implementation experiences and emerging lessons of COVID-19 response strategies of seven programmes that prioritize nurturing care and early childhood development in their work.

Ravinder Barn, Roberta Teresa Di Rosa and Theano Kallinikaki - Social Sciences,

Through an analysis of the impact of the pandemic on the Italian and Greek reception systems and social interventions with unaccompanied minors (UAMs), the authors of this study utilised a multiple embedded case study approach within a comparative analysis, to identify key changes in the main services which should be guaranteed to minors—namely, hosting/housing, guardianship, foster care, family/relatives reunification, school integration, language, job training for care leaving, and preparation for leaving care after 18 years.

Marzia Saglietti & Cristina Zucchermaglio - European Journal of Psychology of Education,

This paper analyzes the impact of adults’ interactive moves and strategies on children’s participation and agency at dinnertime in two Italian residential care facilities, one of the most widely used alternative care life-context for children and youth coming from vulnerable families.

Carla Moleiro, Sandra Roberto - Journal of Refugee Studies,

The objective of the present study was to characterize unaccompanied minors in Portugal and understand the processes of transition into the age of majority, using a mixed-methods approach.

Sarah Walker, Yasmin Gunaratnam - Journal of Sociology,

This article is based on ethnographic fieldwork in an Italian reception centre for male ‘unaccompanied minors’. The article examines the political ambivalence of hospitality for young African men as they transition to adulthood and how this is experienced through the intersections of age, gender and race.

Carme Montserrat, Paulo Delgado, Marta Garcia-Molsosa, João M. S. Carvalho and Joan Llosada-Gistau - Social Sciences,

A qualitative study was designed highlighting the voices of children, analysing their fostering experience, interpersonal relationships, their participation in daily decisions, and future aspirations.

Nikos Kourachanis - Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies,

This article examines the housing and social policies for URMs in Greece.