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Type of publication: Straipsnis Clarivate Analytics Web of Science ar/ir Scopus / Article in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science or / and Scopus (S1)
Field of Science: Sociologija / Sociology (S005)
Author(s): Leliūgienė, Irena;Stūglytė-Novickienė, Inga;Kaušylienė, Angelė
Title: Prospective foster parents’ attitude towards the provided social worker’s assistance
Is part of: Social welfare : interdisciplinary approach. Šiauliai : Šiauliai university, 2017, Vol. 2, no. 7
Extent: p. 20-30
Date: 2017
Keywords: Social worker;Assistance;Foster parents
Abstract: The article introduces the significance of social worker’s assistance to prospective foster parents: a case of an X Lithuanian town. The best place for the child development and improvement is the family. For some reasons not all the children are raised in families. Some children have no possibility to live with their biological families, therefore according to the established legislation, they live in foster homes under the supervision of foster parents or are adopted. Children adoption in our country is regulated by different acts of legislation. The activity of the ombudsperson for children’s rights is governed by the Law on the Ombudsman for Children Rights Protection of the Republic of Lithuania (2000), Civil Code of the Republic of Lithuania (2000), Regulations of organization and management of children guardianship (2002), etc. Research aim is to analyze the social service worker’s assistance to the prospective foster parents. The following objectives to reach our goal are presented: to analyze theoretical conception of adoption procedure and enforcement; to discuss the system of the social service workers’ assistance to prospective foster parents; to investigate foster parents’ approach towards the social service worker’s assistance and to reveal the main problems. Research methods: analysis of the scientific literature – scientific analysis of adoption issues. The stages of adoption procedures and the requirements overviewed and analysed are provided; document analysis: documents, acts of legislation, laws and regulations of child adoption regulations are analysed and overviewed; a qualitative study: semi-structured interview, analyzing the foster parents’ approach towards the social service workers’ assistance; problems and probable solutions are identified. The research results are obtained by content analysis. [...]
Affiliation(s): Mykolo Romerio universitetas
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Švietimo akademija
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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