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Title:
PERCEPTION OF YOUNG PEOPLE ASSISTED IN PLACEMENT SHELTERS ABOUT THE EXISTENCE OF ACTIVITIES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF INDEPENDENT LIVING SKILLS

Authors:
Carmen Marina Gheorghiu


Volume - 2 Issue - 12, Pages - 5726-5747

Abstract:
The main effect of transformations that occurred in post-communism in all areas of public interest for assisted youth of protection institutions reaching the critical age of 18 - when they have to leave the system - is the lack of any subsequent social support, and practically, their rejection by the society that had protected them until then. What is still lacking today is the existence of a coherent, planned, implemented and managed policy at the central level to ensure: on the one hand, the continued support of young adults after the end of the period of protection for adequate social inclusion, by monitoring professional integration and providing housing, housekeeping, revenue management, etc.; on the other hand, planning for the future discharge of the assistants, which could possibly lead to changes in the structure of the objectives of the programs carried out in the institutions, in the direction of developing independent living and anticipating and realizing openness to the outside community. The present paper aims to emphasize the perception of young assisted persons in the placement shelters in Romania regarding the existence of independent life skills development activities, which are provided partly by the governmental institutions, partly through the efforts of foundations and nongovernmental organizations carries out work in the field of child protection, offering some quantitative and qualitative benchmarks on this issue.

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[Gheorghiu, Carmen M. "PERCEPTION OF YOUNG PEOPLE ASSISTED IN PLACEMENT SHELTERS ABOUT THE EXISTENCE OF ACTIVITIES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF INDEPENDENT LIVING SKILLS." International Journal of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 2, no. 12, 2017, pp. 5726-5747. December.]

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