Author(s): Elif YORGUN YASAR, Saide Ã–ZBEY
The research was conducted with the aim of investigate situations the peer relationships of 61-72 months old children in need of protection according to the duration of stay in the institution, being with their siblings / separated with their siblings, to go to their families being allowed and being visited by their families. The research is relational screening model. The scope of the research is the 61-72 month old children in need of protection stay in the children's homes in Ankara in the 2015-2016 academic year; The sample of the research consists of 48 children (the entire of scope). General Information Forms ”and“ Ladd Profilet Child Behavior Scale ” were used as data collection tools. As a result of the research, it was found that children staying in children's homes for 2 years were less hyperactive than children staying in 1 year; Children who have been staying in children's homes for 3 years or more, are less aggressive and show more prosocial behavior. It was concluded that children staying in children's homes were more asocial and fearful-anxious when they stayed with their siblings. It was concluded that children's to go their family being allowed has no effect on their peer relationships, but being visited by their families effect children's prosocial, exclusion and anxious fearfulness situations.