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Pages: 4961-4969
Publication year: 2018
ISBN: 978-84-09-02709-5
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2018.1227

Conference name: 10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 2-4 July, 2018
Location: Palma, Spain

PREPARING INDIVIDUALS TO LEAVE THE CHILDREN’S HOME AND THEIR SUBSEQUENT INTEGRATION IN SOCIETY – OUTPUTS OF THE QUANTITATIVE PART OF THE RESEARCH SURVEY

V. Stenclova, T. Čech

Palacky University Olomouc (CZECH REPUBLIC)
Adolescence, gradual self-reliance, and the subsequent departure of a child from home is, in most people, quite a natural process, which often means an imaginary milestone in their transition to adulthood. Children who, due to a variety of circumstances, cannot grow up in their original family and are placed in children's homes, have a considerable difficulty in transition to a separate life. These are the individuals leaving the children's home without a deeper preparation for what a living is and what is waiting for them without being able to rely on their biological family in this important life step.

In young adults who grow up in these facilities, the situation is different in many ways from the situation of those leaving their own family. The most significant difference is mainly based on the strategy of planning to leave home and prepare for it. In a biological family, this strategy becomes more unconditional, individuals are preparing themselves for their own life on an ongoing and unorganized basis, with the prerequisite of helping their families.

Children's homes should have a clear policy and approved procedures to ensure adequate follow-up care in the event of planned and unscheduled childbirth .Throughout the care of a child's home, facilities should systematically seek to prepare the individual for self-sufficiency and full integration into society, in particular through the cultivation and acquisition of social and life skills, while the extent of their mastery fundamentally predicts the success of the integration of the child into an independent life (OSN, 2009).

In terms of research, the issue of the integration of individuals from institutional care into society has not yet been given sufficient attention in the Czech Republic.

The main objective of this research is to describe and analyse the situation related to the adolescent abandonment of children's homes. The research is based on a quantitative approach using a two-stage questionnaire. In the first phase, there is a non- standardized questionnaire designed for the management of children's homes used. In the second phase, the standard DUSIN test, that is designed to diagnose the attitudes and experiences of individuals preparing to leave the children's home in relation to basic life contexts, is used.
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V. Stenclova, T. Čech (2018) PREPARING INDIVIDUALS TO LEAVE THE CHILDREN’S HOME AND THEIR SUBSEQUENT INTEGRATION IN SOCIETY – OUTPUTS OF THE QUANTITATIVE PART OF THE RESEARCH SURVEY, EDULEARN18 Proceedings, pp. 4961-4969.
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