Staff and youth views on autonomy and emancipation from residential care: a participatory research study.

@article{Calheiros2013StaffAY,
  title={Staff and youth views on autonomy and emancipation from residential care: a participatory research study.},
  author={Maria Manuela Calheiros and Joana Nunes Patr{\'i}cio and Jo{\~a}o Graça},
  journal={Evaluation and program planning},
  year={2013},
  volume={39},
  pages={57-66}
}
The use of participatory approaches in designing services is still relatively uncommon. In this study, we helped design a service to support the transition of youth from residential care to independent living by exploring the perspectives of staff and of youth regarding: (a) the concept and development of autonomy; and (b) key factors in developing this type of service. We gathered the data through 10 interviews with staff (n=10) and 4 focus groups with youth (n=21), and subjected the data to a… CONTINUE READING