Webinar Provided by CYC Net in Partnership with ACRC
In this presentation, Dr. Gharabaghi explores the role of autonomy and the autonomous self for young people living in out of home care. He argues that we can use our core values of relational practice, care, engagement, and focusing on everyday life events as a way of advancing young people’s sense of who they are and how they might be in the world and in the social contexts impacting them. Supporting the development of an autonomous self is quite different from supporting independence or preparing young people to go off on their own. The autonomous self is ultimately the vehicle through which young people will navigate interdependence as they journey through their life course.