Kauhanen, I., Kaukko, M., & Lanas, M. (2022). Pockets of love. Unaccompanied children in institutional care in Finland. Children and Youth Services Review, 141, 106621. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2022.106621
Pockets of love : unaccompanied children in institutional care in Finland
|Author:||Kauhanen, Iida1; Kaukko, Mervi2,3; Lanas, Maija1|
1University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
2Tampere University, Tampere, Finland
3Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2022122974061
|Publish Date:|| 2022-12-29
This article discusses how needs for loving relationships are met for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children in Finland. The data was collected through a focused ethnography with 13 unaccompanied children. The findings show that institutional protocols and practices fail to consider the need for love of these children, hindering their possibilities to create or maintain loving relationships. The findings also suggest that new loving ties could be created when individuals invested in them.
Children and youth services review
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
|Field of Science:||
516 Educational sciences
This work was supported by the Finnish Cultural Foundation [Grant number 00180491] and The Mannerheim League for Child Welfare (MLL) research foundation. This research is also part of the Mobile Futures research project, funded by the Strategic Research Council (SRC) established within the Academy of Finland [Grant numbers 345154 and 345401.
|Academy of Finland Grant Number:||
345401 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
© 2022 The Authors. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).