A Qualitative Case Study on the Re-Separation Readiness Experiences of Adolescent who are Scheduled to Discharge from Child Care Institution

퇴소를 앞 둔 아동양육시설 청소년의 재분리 준비경험에 관한 질적 사례연구

  • Received : 2014.08.16
  • Accepted : 2014.10.14
  • Published : 2014.11.30


The purpose of this study was to understand the experiences of adolescent who are scheduled to discharge from child care institution. Data was gathered from 5 adolescent who are scheduled to discharge from child care institution within 1-2 years and qualitative case study used for data analysis. The analysis showed that adolescents of child care institution experienced separation from their parents and entered the institution with no consideration of their feelings. Then, they stayed in the institution for many years, even throughout their teenager-years, before they are released from the institution. Although feelings they experience of separation from the institution included worry and tension, those feelings were different from feelings they received from separation from their parents in a way that the former was more hopeful and future forwarding. Based on these findings, services sensitive to adolescent who are scheduled to discharge from the institution are suggested.


child care institution;adolescent;separation from parent;re-separation;qualitative case study