Experience of Foster Care and Long Term Attachment Outcomes into Adulthood

Experience of Foster Care and Long Term Attachment Outcomes into Adulthood.
Miranda, Megan.
2015

Abstract: The dissertation is about foster care alumni (adults who had been in foster care at a point during their developmental years) and the long-term implication it has on their adult attachment style. It also explores how these foster care alumni interpreted their foster care experience. For this qualitative study, six foster care alumni were interviewed. Nine themes emerged: trauma, stolen childhood, relationship style, trust issues, anxieties, current parenting concerns, broken system, coping strategies and implications for counseling. The results of this study indicate that there are some attachment implications for foster care alumni and that the experience of being in foster care was generally experienced as negative.

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