University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
PhD in Psychology from the University of La Laguna.
Degree in Philosophy and Education Sciences (Psychology) (University of La Laguna).
Academic coordinator and professor of the Official and Interuniversity Master’s Degree of Family Intervention and Mediation Expert in Family Intervention:
– Training of parents in standardized families and in situations of psychosocial risk
– Intervention in Adolescence
– Intervention in Childhood
Responsible for the Area of Psychosocial and Family Intervention of the ECCA Center (1985-2008)
“Family’s role in the emerging autonomy and in the transition of young people in and out of care to adult life”
The studies conducted on adolescents in care or without guardianship are usually carried out isolating both situations from youngsters not taking into account that everyone can pass, regardless of their condition of being protected or not, through the same processes to achieve a successful transition to adulthood and good levels of personal autonomy. However, no one hides that this path is complex.
The process of transition to adult life is a crucial stage in the development of young people, which involves the gradual construction of autonomy and the ability to make independent decisions. In this journey, family support plays a fundamental role in fostering emergent autonomy, both for young people in care and for those who have not been in care. The title of the paper highlights the importance of family support in this process. Families play a crucial role in providing a safe and emotionally supportive environment for their children, allowing young people to feel supported on their path to autonomy. In addition, families also play a key role in providing guidance and advice in decision-making, helping young people consider the consequences of their actions and develop problem-solving skills. This focus on family support includes both youth in and out of foster care. This highlights that the role of the family is relevant regardless of care status and that the support they provide is essential for the healthy development of autonomy in all young people.