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Nu är det dags! En kvalitativ studie om när socialsekreterare institutionsplacerar ungdomar

Eggers, Marlene and Gidlöf, Emilia (2007)
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to examine social workers apprehensions about institutional placement of youths and what determines when these proceedings are used. When research not always shows that institutional placements lead to positive changes for youngsters, we wondered how social workers act on their assessment to institutional placement. We wanted to find out if the social workers meet any dilemmas along the way. To find out about that we used qualitative interviews with ten social workers, who worked in social service and came from different places in the southern parts of Sweden. To analyze our material we used the theory of human service organization and street-level bureaucrats work situation. We did also use prior research... (More)
The purpose of this study was to examine social workers apprehensions about institutional placement of youths and what determines when these proceedings are used. When research not always shows that institutional placements lead to positive changes for youngsters, we wondered how social workers act on their assessment to institutional placement. We wanted to find out if the social workers meet any dilemmas along the way. To find out about that we used qualitative interviews with ten social workers, who worked in social service and came from different places in the southern parts of Sweden. To analyze our material we used the theory of human service organization and street-level bureaucrats work situation. We did also use prior research about social workers and institutional care. The result of this study was that social workers wait as long as possible to place youths on institutions. We found out that the social workers assessment about institutional placement was guided by external reports and how destructive the behaviour of the young person was. It was also important which attitude to change the parents of the young person had. Altogether it led to a great number of emotions within the social workers, affecting judgement on institutional placement. (Less)
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this study was to examine social workers apprehensions about institutional placement of youths and what determines when these proceedings are used. When research not always shows that institutional placements lead to positive changes for youngsters, we wondered how social workers act on their assessment to institutional placement. We wanted to find out if the social workers meet any dilemmas along the way. To find out about that we used qualitative interviews with ten social workers, who worked in social service and came from different places in the southern parts of Sweden. To analyze our material we used the theory of human service organization and street-level bureaucrats work situation. We did also use prior research about social workers and institutional care. The result of this study was that social workers wait as long as possible to place youths on institutions. We found out that the social workers assessment about institutional placement was guided by external reports and how destructive the behaviour of the young person was. It was also important which attitude to change the parents of the young person had. Altogether it led to a great number of emotions within the social workers, affecting judgement on institutional placement.},
  author       = {Eggers, Marlene and Gidlöf, Emilia},
  keyword      = {socialsekreterare,institutionsplacering,ungdomar,människobehandlande organisationer,gräsrotsbyråkrat,Social changes, theory of social work,Sociala förändringar, teorier om socialt arbete,Social problems and welfare, national insurance,Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Nu är det dags! En kvalitativ studie om när socialsekreterare institutionsplacerar ungdomar},
  year         = {2007},
}