La vicinanza solidale

Marco Tuggia


Solidarity between families and people living in the same territory has been particularly cared for by the services and the family associations in recent years, especially as a form of support for vulnerable families. The P.I.P.P.I. Program recognized the value of this intervention, trying to identify a new perspective. Solidarity, in fact, differs from the foster care because the offered support remains in the family’s natural environment, rather than introducing the child into the environment of the ones who offer their support. Given the promotion of “natural” helpers, solidarity resources must be sought primarily within the living environments of the family itself, building a path that shifts the focus of the services’action from control, to the facilitation of processes and of family autonomy.


solidarity; foster care; social networks; associationism; territory

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