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La mobilité des adolescents en situation de placement dans le Rhône. L’espace, enjeu d’une action sociale

Abstract : This thesis questions the role of mobility and how teenagers placed in institutional foster care move around, through a research conducted in four social care facilities (Maisons d’Enfants à Caractère Social). Within the French child protection system (Aide Sociale à l’Enfance and Protection Judiciaire de la Jeunesse), this form of placement means that a minor is taken care of outside of her/his family home during a given period of time. This type of social care presents a significant spatial dimension, both in its objectives and ways of implementation. It is indeed based on two principles: it seeks to manage both distance and proximity to familiar spaces on the one hand, and the discontinuity and continuity between the inside and the outside of the facility on the other hand. Within this context, how teenagers move around and their mobility play a three-layered role. First, for the teenagers themselves: the foster care facility is their space of residence, and moving around makes it possible for them to deal with multiple spaces of belonging. Second, for the social workers: the facility is their working space, and they use mobility as a means to both handle relationships between themselves and the teenagers, and adjust the number of teenagers they work with based on group dynamics and other parameters. Third, at an institutional level: whether it is chosen or coerced, mobility allows the regulation between different norm systems but is not perceived as being valuable in and of itself.
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Fleur Guy. La mobilité des adolescents en situation de placement dans le Rhône. L’espace, enjeu d’une action sociale. Géographie. Université Lyon 2 Lumière, 2015. Français. ⟨tel-02124681⟩

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