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Barn i familjehem: vilka faktorer bidrar till en välfungerande placering?

Thörnberg, Katja and Axelsson, Eva (2008)
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of this study has been to investigate which factors are important with foster home placing, to achieve a positive result for the child. The questions that we have focused on is the importance of the child's earlier experiences and relations, the foster homes attitude and approach, the social service organization and the cooperation between these concerned parties. We have also looked at the importance that the relation between the biological family, the child and the foster home can have. This study has been carried out using qualitative interviews with several foster homes, social welfare secretaries and a researcher in the area. We have also chosen to separate the foster homes on the basis of two foster homes only accepting... (More)
The purpose of this study has been to investigate which factors are important with foster home placing, to achieve a positive result for the child. The questions that we have focused on is the importance of the child's earlier experiences and relations, the foster homes attitude and approach, the social service organization and the cooperation between these concerned parties. We have also looked at the importance that the relation between the biological family, the child and the foster home can have. This study has been carried out using qualitative interviews with several foster homes, social welfare secretaries and a researcher in the area. We have also chosen to separate the foster homes on the basis of two foster homes only accepting teenagers while other accepting younger children.

The theoretical concepts we have chosen to use are connected to attachment theory and the ecology of human development point of view. The result has showed that the factors that were given priority to were: The relations between the foster home, the biological parents, the social service and the child, the foster homes function in relation to approach and ability to satisfy the needs of the child, the child's age, the school situation, and finally the operation of the social welfare services. (Less)
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@misc{1318203,
  abstract     = {The purpose of this study has been to investigate which factors are important with foster home placing, to achieve a positive result for the child. The questions that we have focused on is the importance of the child's earlier experiences and relations, the foster homes attitude and approach, the social service organization and the cooperation between these concerned parties. We have also looked at the importance that the relation between the biological family, the child and the foster home can have. This study has been carried out using qualitative interviews with several foster homes, social welfare secretaries and a researcher in the area. We have also chosen to separate the foster homes on the basis of two foster homes only accepting teenagers while other accepting younger children.

The theoretical concepts we have chosen to use are connected to attachment theory and the ecology of human development point of view. The result has showed that the factors that were given priority to were: The relations between the foster home, the biological parents, the social service and the child, the foster homes function in relation to approach and ability to satisfy the needs of the child, the child's age, the school situation, and finally the operation of the social welfare services.},
  author       = {Thörnberg, Katja and Axelsson, Eva},
  keyword      = {foster home,foster home placing,foster child,familjehem,familjehemsplacering,fosterhemsplacering,fosterbarn,Social sciences,Samhällsvetenskaper,Social problems and welfare, national insurance,Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Barn i familjehem: vilka faktorer bidrar till en välfungerande placering?},
  year         = {2008},
}