Fondazione L’Albero della Vita presented a few days ago, on the 10 December 2020, the volume “Due famiglie per Crescere. Riflessioni e proposte per favorire l’affido famigliare” (Two families to grow. Reflections and proposals to boost family fostering).
The book, published by Carocci, collects several contributions on the instrument of foster care, its use in Italy and possible prospects for development. There is also room for the Italian experience of foster care for unaccompanied migrant children, a practice strongly encouraged by the institutions, but which is certainly difficult to systematize throughout the country.
The publication was presented at the conference “Far vivere e crescere l’affido oggi”. High- profile professionals from the institutional, academic and non-profit world participated to the event, offering perspectives of dialogue and reflection, with the aim of encouraging the development of foster care and improving existing practices. Among the speakers Laura Purpura, coordinator of the foster care services for our project partner Comune di Palermo, intervened in the session “Approaches and experiences of family foster care – public and private”.
The publication is available in Italian here.