Mentoring at-risk youth - impact upon anxiety of children at risk raised outside their family
– Children & Schools, Oxford University Press, 2017, 4(2), p. 1187 – 1195. ISSN: 1532-8759
Current study examines mentoring program that focuses on children at risk raised otside their family. Children deprived of parental care living across Bulgarian residential homes (aged 12-17) participated in a mentoring program for 12 months (n=35). Another children from same age risk group remained non intervention (n=15). Both groups completed Anxiety Scale for children and repeated measures ANOVA assessed changes from pre intervention to post intervention and indicated significant reduce of self-assessment anxiety and interpersonal anxiety which leads to improved confidence, communication skills, social functioning and socialization of children at risk.
children at risk, mentoring, children deprived of parental care, child protection, children raised outside family, anxiety, attachment
Социални, стопански и правни науки
Social sciences, economic sciences and law