I thought I was the adult in this house: boundary ambiguity for parents involved in the foster care system.

Author:Davies, Miranda
Position:Fostering - Abstract - Report
 
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MCWEY Leonore M, BOLEN Missy, LEHAN Tara and BOJCZYK Kathryn

'I thought I was the adult in this house: boundary ambiguity for parents involved in the foster care system'

Journal of Social Service Research 35:1, 2009, pp 77-91, USA

Boundary ambiguity is defined as a perceived lack of clarity about who is within and who is outside the family system, and is associated with family dysfunction. Families at risk of their children being taken into care may be particularly vulnerable. In this study, a mixed-method concurrent triangulation design was used to examine boundary ambiguity in a sample of 22 at-risk parents who were involved with child...

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