In February and March 2023 our spring conference series was dedicated to the experiences and outcomes of care-experienced parents.
Delivered in partnership between Exchange Wales and INTRAC, It takes a village: Global perspectives on care-experienced parents shared current research from around the world and generated dialogue between academics, practitioners and policymakers at a global level.
The conference series was organised by members of the Special Interest Thematic Group, Care Leavers as Parents. For further information on the group, please visit https://globalintrac.com/theme-groups/care-leavers-as-parents/
Below you will find links to all of the conference submissions, including blogs from parents, research presentations and a resource page.
Introduction to the conference, Louise Roberts
Exploring the State of Early Parenthood Among Youth in and Aging-Out of Foster Care, Svetlana Shpiegel, Amy Dworsky, Elizabeth Aparicio
Housing needs among care-experienced young parents in New South Wales, Australia, Amy Gill
‘People talk at you, not to you’: Implications of routine practices in alternative care for young, pregnant and parenting teens, Jade Purtell
Early pregnancy and parenting among young women who have left care in Ghana and Uganda, Kwabena Frimpong-Manso
Constructing the zero family: breaking the intergenerational transmission of maltreatment from the perspective of care-experienced parents, Diletta Mauri
Motherhood as a Pathway to Resilience: Young Women’s experiences of Motherhood after Leaving Residential Care in South Africa, Joyce Hlungwani
Ten years later: Satisfaction with intimate relationships and parenthood of young people ageing out of residential care, Tehila Refaeli
Communities of Support for Care-Experienced Mothers, Stacey Marie Page, Amy Gill and Melissa Hairston
Empowering Young Parents in Out-of-Home Care: A Good Practice Charter and Supporting Resources, Louise Roberts, Rachael Vaughan and Dawn Mannay