“My Life on the Outside”: A perspective of young care leavers on their care experience. Youth partcipation in the process of evaluation of the Brazilian National Plan of the rights of children to live in family and community

This study aimed to understand care-leavers´ perspective, highlighting positive and negative experiences in relation to the three main dimensions of the PNCFC: (1) support for the family and prevention of family separation; (2) reorganization of alternative care services; and (3) adoption centered on the best interests of the child and adolescent.

The research heard the opinions of twenty-seven young people who had been in care services for children and adolescents, from the five different Brazilian macro-regions. This took place during the months of August and September 2020, using focus groups and individual interviews. All of these were carried out online respecting the implications of social distancing imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Read the full research paper: MyLifeOnTheOutside_2020

Research team: Luciana Cassarino-Perez (Líberi at the University of Girona), Mahyra Costivelli (Fazendo História Institute), Luisa Escardovelli (Fazendo História Institute), Viviane Antonia da Silva (NGO Encontro com Deus), Patrick Reason (Brazilian Movement for the Right of Children to Live in Family and Community)

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