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Vuxna fosterbarn

Bjur, Lina af and Brekell, Linn (2003)
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of the essay was to investigate how former foster children view their childhood and the consequence it may have for the adult person. Focus was on the importance of risk- and protective mechanisms as well as relationships. The method was qualitative personal interviews with seven former foster children. Important questions were: the time in the foster home, family of origin, important adults and their life today. Theories of object relation, attachment and risk- and protective mechanisms were used in understanding the chosen subject and the vulnerable situation foster children are exposed to. Few personal interviews have been conducted on former foster children; therefore we had to use studies that were achieved through paper... (More)
The purpose of the essay was to investigate how former foster children view their childhood and the consequence it may have for the adult person. Focus was on the importance of risk- and protective mechanisms as well as relationships. The method was qualitative personal interviews with seven former foster children. Important questions were: the time in the foster home, family of origin, important adults and their life today. Theories of object relation, attachment and risk- and protective mechanisms were used in understanding the chosen subject and the vulnerable situation foster children are exposed to. Few personal interviews have been conducted on former foster children; therefore we had to use studies that were achieved through paper research and not through interviews. We found that the experience of being a foster child has profoundly affected the adults we interviewed. They have all been through separations and learnt to cope with them. A majority of the persons we interviewed spoke about a lack in sense of family belonging and the necessity to rely on oneself. They all thought that they lead a good life today, despite the unfortunate start they all had. (Less)
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author
Bjur, Lina af and Brekell, Linn
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Social problems and welfare, national insurance, Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring
language
Swedish
id
1358727
date added to LUP
2004-11-08 00:00:00
date last changed
2004-11-08 00:00:00
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  abstract     = {The purpose of the essay was to investigate how former foster children view their childhood and the consequence it may have for the adult person. Focus was on the importance of risk- and protective mechanisms as well as relationships. The method was qualitative personal interviews with seven former foster children. Important questions were: the time in the foster home, family of origin, important adults and their life today. Theories of object relation, attachment and risk- and protective mechanisms were used in understanding the chosen subject and the vulnerable situation foster children are exposed to. Few personal interviews have been conducted on former foster children; therefore we had to use studies that were achieved through paper research and not through interviews. We found that the experience of being a foster child has profoundly affected the adults we interviewed. They have all been through separations and learnt to cope with them. A majority of the persons we interviewed spoke about a lack in sense of family belonging and the necessity to rely on oneself. They all thought that they lead a good life today, despite the unfortunate start they all had.},
  author       = {Bjur, Lina af and Brekell, Linn},
  keyword      = {Social problems and welfare, national insurance,Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Vuxna fosterbarn},
  year         = {2003},
}