Concept Mapping The Needs Of Flemish Nonkinship Foster Parents Who Care For Unaccompanied Refugee Minors.
Van Holen, Frank. Trogh, Lenny. West, Delphine. Meys, Nina. Vanderfaeillie, Johan.
Published: January 2019
Children and Youth Services Review
Vol. 96 , p. 84-92
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A study involving 30 Flemish nonkinship foster parents caring for unaccompanied refugee minors (URMs) indicate they have the following needs: parenting skills and a good fit of the URM into the foster family, good parenting conditions and personal skills, a tolerant society and information about options for reunification, support for the URM and certainty about the future, information on and open attitude for the background and friends of the URM, preparation of the URM and reassuring contacts with the biological family and others, and support and fellow contacts for foster parents. 1 table, 2 figures, and numerous references. (Author abstract)
foster parents; unaccompanied children; needs assessment; family support systems; refugees; parenting skills; Belgium
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