The Family Dance: Ambiguous Loss, Meaning Making, and the Psychological Family in Foster Care

@inproceedings{Mitchell2016TheFD,
  title={The Family Dance: Ambiguous Loss, Meaning Making, and the Psychological Family in Foster Care},
  author={Monique B. Mitchell},
  year={2016}
}
This article explores how a child's psychological family can be affected, challenged, and transformed in the foster care system. When placed into foster care, children are often disconnected from many significant relationships, especially familial relationships (e.g., parents, siblings). Similarly, as children navigate their way through the foster care system, placements can change and relationships are formed and dissolved; as a result, children engage in a dance of family formulation… CONTINUE READING