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Relationships of young adults with foster care backgrounds : tensions and management strategies (2020)


Tahkola, Elli‐Maria; Metsäpelto, Riitta‐Leena; Ruohotie‐Lyhty, Maria; Poikkeus, Anna‐Maija (2020). Relationships of young adults with foster care backgrounds : tensions and management strategies. Child and Family Social Work, Early View. DOI: 10.1111/cfs.12816


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Julkaisun kaikki tekijät tai toimittajat: Tahkola, Elli‐Maria; Metsäpelto, Riitta‐Leena; Ruohotie‐Lyhty, Maria; Poikkeus, Anna‐Maija

Lehti tai sarja: Child and Family Social Work

ISSN: 1356-7500

eISSN: 1365-2206

Julkaisuvuosi: 2020

Volyymi: Early View

Kustantaja: Wiley

Julkaisumaa: Britannia

Julkaisun kieli: englanti

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/cfs.12816

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Julkaisu on rinnakkaistallennettu (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/73214


Tiivistelmä

The present study focuses on experiences of relational tensions and management strategies in family relationships among 18 young adults with foster care backgrounds who participated in interviews. In the analysis drawing from relational dialectics, three main tensions were revealed in the participants' relationships with birth and foster family members or in their romantic relationships: the dialectics of emotional distance‐closeness, integration‐separation and sameness‐otherness. In addition, the tension of the childhood dialectic of responsibility was identified in this study. The tensions were managed utilizing eight strategies. The findings highlight the importance of giving a voice to young adults who have experienced the complex web of relationships in at least two families and of sensitizing both birth and foster parents and other adults working with foster children and youth to these tensions in relationships.


YSO-asiasanat: nuoret aikuiset; ihmissuhteet; perhesuhteet; perhetausta; sijaishuolto; dialektiikka

Vapaat asiasanat: close relationship; foster care; management strategy; relational dialectics; tension; young adult


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