Trust in the Acquisition of Life Experience of Children Left without Parental Care

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The children’s trust determines the relationship between various nuanced emotions and the general attitude towards themselves and the world. Children left without parental care are already subjected to negative experience from childhood, which creates a basic mistrust in people and the world. They have experienced psychological trauma, and often not only one. The authors consider this issue to be topical since children who are left without parental care lose their foundation of trust, and they do not develop productive relationships with their fellow human beings and are unhappy because these children have lost confidence during their life experience. Children who are left without parental care often have to change their living conditions from crisis centres and boarding schools to orphanages and, at best, they are immediately placed in a foster home. These children live in fear because experience shows that they often have to separate from the person they trusted, which has a persistent impact on the child in the process of acquiring a sustainable life experience. Trust builds on the quality of past life experience, relationships with relatives, other adults, friends, foster family, and other stakeholders. Trust is very important. It is very difficult to create deep trust, but very easy to break its fundamental basis. For children who are left without parental care, trust means the belief that the world and people are predominantly good, and the belief that they are good for this world. For the action research, the authors chose a target sample of respondents that interacted with the research, action, and evaluation and comparison of the results obtained in order to find out how the phenomena of trust affected the acquisition of future life experience by children left without parental care.

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