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Individual And Emotional Experiences Of The VESOS Foster Children Aged 6 to 12 In Togo

Abstract : Foster children are often in search of affection and can, in some cases, demonstrate this search by violent behavior. These children are subject to mixed feelings toward both their natural and foster homes. This study is exploratory. The purpose is to identify how growing up in an SOS Children's Village (VESOS) is experienced by children Togolese involved. The aim is to observe the peer pressure and the relationship issues with their foster mothers. A semi-structured interview has been conducted on a sample of 93 VESOS children and 69 ordinary children living with their natural families, aged 6 to 12. The majority of the VESOS children (64.52%) prefer to live in the SOS village rather than in their natural family or anywhere else. Knowing the main indicators of children’s individual experiences at the VESOS will help determine the appropriate therapy required for these foster children in Togo.
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Kaka Kalina, Evelyne Bouteyre Verdier. Individual And Emotional Experiences Of The VESOS Foster Children Aged 6 to 12 In Togo. Serban Ionescu; Mihaela Tomita; Sorin Cace. The second World congress on resilience : from person to society, Pianoro : Médimont, pp.261-263, 2014. ⟨hal-01435768⟩



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