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Adopting a child in times of COVID-19: Challenges and potentialities

< back to Protection | < back to all projects Adopting a child in times of COVID-19: Challenges and potentialities Problem The COVID-19 pandemic, and its consequent reorganization of family dynamics, appeared as a unique socioecological context to explore the impact of “family time” in its various elements, especially when they go through specific stages […]

Family Contacts and Meetings in Contexts of Justice and Child Protection

< back to Protection | < back to all projects Family Contacts and Meetings in Contexts of Justice and Child Protection Problem Family Meeting Pointshare a social response that are a part of the activities of the Centers for Family Support and Parental Counseling (CAFAP), created in 2013. Currently, there are evidence of heterogeneity of […]

PPCA: Evaluation of the Program for Preparing Children for Adoption

< back to Protection | < back to all projects PPCA: Evaluation of the Program for Preparing Children for Adoption Problem Empirical evidence has shown the need to promote a careful and consistent preparation of children for adoption, as a way to increase the probability of a successful permanent placement. This need is highlighted by […]

Integrated Model of Family Foster Care

< back to Protection | < back to all projects Integrated Model of Family Foster Care Problem The paradigm of out-of-home care for at-risk child in Portugal is yet strongly anchored in residential settings, in which care is provided by professionals. This response does not privilege the right of the child to grow and develop […]

Multisystemic Intervention Model with Families at Risk

< back to Protection | < back to all projects Preservation Multisystemic Intervention Model with Families at Risk Problem Research has shown that the placement of children in residential care has a strong negative impact throughout life. Thus, family preservation should be the central purpose of the child protection system, as recommended in the law […]

Multisystemic Model for The Prevention of at Risk Parenting

< back to Protection | < back to all projects Prevention and Familiar Reunification Multisystemic Model for The Prevention of at Risk Parenting Problem The overload of multiple stress factors, intra or extra-family, puts families in a situation of vulnerability and is strongly associated with at-risk parenting. In the sense of its prevention, it is […]

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