Enhancing the capacity of kin caregivers and their families to meet the needs of children left behind
Based on qualitative research of the experiences of 23 kin caregivers and five school personnel, this article explores the role of informal kinship care in addressing the needs of school-age children left behind in rural China. The findings of this study suggest that kin caregivers' child-rearing capacity is limited in the rural context, and they are often overwhelmed by children's diverse and complex needs, particularly their emotional ones. In view of the huge population and their vulnerability, it is imperative for the state to take up its responsibilities and develop specific social work services and other support for children left behind and their families.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Published online 11 Jul 2014.
The embargo on the accepted manuscript version will expire on 11 Jan 2016
|Keywords:||children's needs, rural social work, kinship care, rural China|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIAL WORK (160700)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2014 Taylor & Francis Group|
|Deposited On:||07 Aug 2014 22:13|
|Last Modified:||16 Jan 2016 18:35|
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