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PhD, Professor Catalin ZAMFIR, Romanian Academy Member

PhD, Professor Asher BEN-ARIEH, Director of Haruv Institute, Ierusalim, Israel

PhD, Professor Gary B. MELTON, University of Colorado, Denver, USA

PhD, Professor John LUTZKER, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA

PhD, Professor Michael J. PALMIOTTO, Wichita State University, Kansas, USA

PhD, Professor Jill KORBIN, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA

Professor Keith HALEY, Tiffin University, Ohio, USA

PhD, Professor Jimmy TAYLOR, Ohio University, Zanesville, Ohio, USA

PhD, Professor Andrea WIGFIELD, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom

PhD, Professor Elizabeth ECKERMANN, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia

PhD, Professor Renwu TANG, Dean of School of Management, Dean of Academy of Government at Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

PhD, Professor Amitabh KUNDU, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi , India

PhD, Professor Claude MARTIN, Scientific Director of CNRS, Rennes University, France

PhD, Professor Munyae M. MULINGE, United States International University (USIU), Nairobi, Kenya

PhD, Professor Manuel Antonio GARRETON, Chile University, Santiago de Chile, Chile

PhD, Professor Renata FRANC, Social Science Institute "Ivo Pilar", Zagreb, Croatia

PhD, Professor Asun LLENA BERNE, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

PhD, Professor Nawab Ali KHAN, Saman bin Abduaziz University, Al Kharj, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

PhD, Professor Nicolae SALI, "Universitatea Libera Internationala din Moldova", Chisinau, Moldova

PhD, Professor Mihaela TOMIŢĂ, "Universitatea de Vest", Timisoara

PhD, Professor Valeriu IOAN-FRANC, Director Adjunct al Institutului National de Cercetari Economice

PhD, Professor Corina CACE, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies

PhD, Professor Mircea ALEXIU, "Universitatea de Vest", Timisoara

PhD, Professor Stefan COJOCARU, "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University, Iasi


ISSN

Print: 1582-8344

Electronic: 2247-6571


Articles:
SOCIAL CAPITAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL INNOVATION: THE MEDIATING EFFECT OF ENTREPRENEURIAL ORIENTATION
Jahangir Yadollahi FARSI, Arash REZAZADEH, Amer Dehghan NAJMABADI
COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE: RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION OF SENIOR MANAGERS IN FINANCIAL SECTORS IN LAOS
Andries J. DU PLESSIS, Suksamon SUMPHONPHAKDY James OLDFIELD, Cristoff BOTHA
CAREER DECISIONS OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
Muhammed Kursad OZLEN, Dino ARNAUT


UNDERSTANDING RUNAWAY BEHAVIOUR IN GROUP HOMES: WHAT ARE RUNAWAYS TRYING TO TELL US?

Abstract
This paper explores runaway behaviour in foster care through the lens of Lazarus and Folkman's (1984) transactional model of stress and coping. To better understand the context and meaning of this behaviour in these troubled youth, semi-structured interviews were conducted with 10 runaway adolescents in foster care. Thematic and conceptual analyses were used. The foster care system's response to runaway behaviour was also examined by constructing foster trajectories for every youth in the study. The results show that running away can be understood as a coping mechanism that displays adolescent's need for connection, empowerment, and emotion regulation, factors not addressed in foster placement. The trajectories suggest that foster care system intervention plays a role in placement disruption and runaway behaviour. In light of these findings, changes in foster care structure and policies seem essential in order to provide stability and continuity of care, as well as an environment where connections, empowerment, and emotion expression and regulation are possible to achieve.
Keywords
Runaway Behaviour, Coping, Conduct Disorder, Child Protection Services, Youth Intervention, Qualitative Research

Authors
Rana KARAM
Psy.D. candidate (Doctor of Psychology), Department of Psychology, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, Canada. Email: karam.rana@courrier.uqam.ca
Marie ROBERT
Ph.D., Department of Psychology, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Gatineau, Canada. Email: marie.robert@uqo.ca

How to cite
Karam, R., Robert, M. (2013). UNDERSTANDING RUNAWAY BEHAVIOUR IN GROUP HOMES: WHAT ARE RUNAWAYS TRYING TO TELL US? , Journal of Community Positive Practices, Nr. 2/2013, 69-79


Acknowledgement for editing contribution to Kyohei YAZAWA, Travis FRIED, Tyler GEBAUER, Nikki RHODES, Carleton College, Northfield, MN, USA


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