Catalogue by countries / El acogimiento familiar

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ISS/IRC Code TOOL-ADOPT LATAM-ECU-006
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Title El acogimiento familiar
Author ACOSTA JACOME Marta
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General information
Date published/issue 03-00-1998
Date received 00-00-0000
Place published ECUADOR
Editor
Publisher Ministerio de Bienestar Social, Dirección Nacional de Protección de Menores, Andres Xaura 193 y Liza
Distributor
Page 27 p
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ISBN
Type of material Grey
Language of document Spanish

Document information
Document description Guide
Country concerned ECUADOR
Index Foster-care
Substitute-family
Family-reintegration
Child-life-book
Pilot-practice
Desinstitutional
Worktool
Free text As part of the project "Mi Derecho a Vivir en Familia", of the Dirección Nacional de Protección de Menores of Ecuador, this document is specifically dedicated to the process of desinstitutionalization of children who will be placed in foster homes or "casa familias". The author aims to show that the experience of leaving an institution which has become the child's main reference point in his life does not happen without difficulties. With specific examples, the author illustrates some of the points to be kept in mind by social workers who will have the first contact with these children and will be instrumental in the realisation of the life changes they will go through in this process. Description of the initial phase of integration at the "welcome" phase (casa de acogimiento), where the child can adapt to the new life. Emphasis on the need for an evaluation and monitoring system in this process by the competent authorities, as well as the integration of the host family in a network that offers preparation and counselling.

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Degree of interest Valuable
Work area Development
Psychology
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