La partecipazione della famiglia al proprio percorso di accompagnamento: quali competenze per i professionisti dei servizi?

Marco Tuggia, Ombretta Zanon


Family participation in evaluation and decision-making processes is a key element of the P.I.P.P.I. method. This article explores the motivation for the involvement of children and parents in the work of the child services that is based on the contribution of theories, experiences and researches. These factors have shown to be particularly important for the effectiveness of protection and care actions: the quality of services and families relationship; the ecology of human development, and of parental neglect; the integration of professionals’ vision with the family point of view, in order to better know their fragilities and resources. The second part of the article describes one example of the epistemological change of services in the relationship with the child and its parents: the concept of need as a desire, rather than as a parents’ lack or inability, helps the professionals to fully understand the family situation and to find together with the family the most suitable and creative strategies to face the difficulties.


participation; relationship; professional epistemology; parental neglect; need

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