ASPIRES Family Care Qualitative Research Report

  • Date Posted: February 16, 2020
  • Authors: Jennine Carmichael
  • Document Types: Evidence or Research
  • Donor Type: US Agency for International Development

This report discusses the findings of longitudinal qualitative research into the role economic strengthening plays in preventing unnecessary family-child separation and supporting the reintegration of formerly separated children into family care. The research was conducted with two projects in Uganda, Family Reintegration (FARE) and Economic Strengthening to Keep and Reintegrate Children in Family Care (ESFAM). Both projects were based on the theory that a combination of case management, social support and household economic and livelihood strengthening would stabilize highly vulnerable households, facilitating the return of separated children to family care and preventing future family disintegration. In addition to supporting families, the projects offered an opportunity for learning about how to provide these services, how families experienced them and how well they worked.