International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Resources, Limits and Educational Perspective in the Field of Out of Home Residential Care
Emanuela Guarcello

This paper aims at deepening a biographical research project undertaken in 2017 and 2018, among people required to stay in residential childcare communities for a period of time when they were minors, due to of a range of family problems. The narrative work is aimed at reflecting on the interview contents to improve professional and organizational practice and dialogue, orientated towards an ecological view of caring, healing and reparation. The paper is articulated in two parts. The first part of the chapter offers a framework or summary related to the characteristics of residential childcare communities. The re-creation of this framework permits us to justify the choice to utilize biographical research methods to study these characteristics. The second part of the chapter focuses on the research fulfilled through the interviews, clarifying the context of the research. The main findings are professional and organizational changes that the research encouraged.

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