The impact of informal interaction between volunteer and child from social care institution to the child‘s social network
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Eugenijus Dunajevas
Jolita Buzaitytė-Kašalynienė
Published 2006-04-12
https://doi.org/10.15388/STEPP.2006.3.8575
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Keywords

Volunteers
Children
Social care institution
Interaction
Social network

How to Cite

Dunajevas E., & Buzaitytė-Kašalynienė J. (2006). The impact of informal interaction between volunteer and child from social care institution to the child‘s social network. Socialinė Teorija, Empirija, Politika Ir Praktika, 3, 41-59. https://doi.org/10.15388/STEPP.2006.3.8575

Abstract

The impact of informal interaction between volunteer and child from social care institution to the child‘s social network is analysed in the paper. The problems of the children and the causes of the problems are presented in the first part. The theoretical strategies to alter the problems are discussed in the second part. In order to evaluate the impact the research was carried out. The structured interview method was used. The children and volunteers were the informants. The goal of interview was to explore the character and intensity of the interaction and to evaluate the changes in the social network of the children. The results of data analysis showed the changes in the child's social network, but the changes are not substantial.
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