This is a qualitative study of how foster parents'children cope with the fostering experience.
Unstructured interviews were used to collect data from eight foster families from a single treatment care agency, all of whom had at least three years experience fostering and had a child of their own age 15 or older.
Individual interviews were held with the foster parents'child, followed by a family interview.
The foster parents'own children were found to cope with narcissistic loss from fostering through the use of three coping mechanisms : viewing the the foster child as a needy problem child, isolating themselves from the foster care experience, and objectifying the foster child.
Mots-clés Pascal : Parent, Enfant, Affect affectivité, Relation parent enfant, Adaptation, Narcissisme, Etats Unis, Famille accueil, Relation humaine, Placement
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Parent, Child, Affect affectivity, Parent child relation, Adaptation, Narcissism, United States, Foster family, Human relations, Placement
Notice produite par :
ENSP - Ecole nationale de la santé publique (devenue EHESP)
Cote : 95 V
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 28/11/1995.