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Juan Carlos Martín Quintana

University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Currículum vitae

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)

Thursday, 30 November at 17:00

“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.

Amaia Bravo Arteaga

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Belén Urosa

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IGAXES - Galicia

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Department of Social and Youth Policy of Galicia’s Government

Cristina Segura Talavera

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Daniel Rijo

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Joana Miguelena

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João Pedro Gaspar

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Jordi Longás Mayayo

University of Ramon Llull, Barcelona

Jorge Fernández del Valle

University of Oviedo

Juan Carlos Martín Quintana

University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Laura García Alba

University of Oviedo

Laura Santos

University of Coimbra

Lidia González Moreno

Itaca Educational Association, Catalonia

Mª Auxiliadora López Fonseca

ASECAL - Castilla y León

Mafalda Sampaio Malheiro Da Silva

San José de Braga Office

Marcos Madrigal

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María Carme Montserrat Boado

University of Girona

María Escribano

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Núria Diéguez

IGAXES - Galicia

Paula Mesquita

Social Security Institute of Madeira, State Institute of the Autonomous Region of Madeira

Paulo Delgado

Education Higher School of Porto’s Polytechnic Institute

Ricardo Barroso

University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro

Robbie Gilligan

Trinity College Dublín

Santa Lázaro Fernández

Comillas Pontifical University

Sebastià Cladera Guardiola

Amés Foundation, Balearic Islans

Séraphin Alava

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Silvia Diana Jens

Cooperativa Redes - Madrid

Unai Zabala

Agintzari - Basque Country

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University of Málaga