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- Making life after care: the provision of support across the life course
- Murray, Suellen; Branigan, Elizabeth; Malone, Jenny
- Little research has been conducted on the long-term support needs of people who grew up in orphanages and other forms of institutional care in earlier times. The research study that informed this article involved oral history interviews with 40 people who grew up in Catholic children's homes in Victoria and left during the period 1945 to 1983. The article discusses both the areas where these people experienced difficulties and the resourcefulness they drew on to address them. It highlights the life-long implications of growing up in care, and the long-term support needs of children in care today.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Developing Practice, No. 22 (Summer 2008), pp. 63-71
- Publication year
- FOR Code(s)
- 1605 Policy and Administration; 1607 Social Work
- 20th century history; Australia; Children; Deinstitutionalisation; Effects; Institutional care; Oral history; Residential care; Social services; Social support networks; Victoria; Youth
- Association of Childrens Welfare Agencies
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 2008 Association of Childrens Welfare Agencies. Authors may reproduce their work in print or electronically for scholarly purposes.
- Peer reviewed