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Fia med knuff - Socialsekreterares upplevelser av sin makt i arbetet med tvångsomhändertagande av ungdomar

Huerta Balague, Rocio LU and Hedin, Karin LU (2009) SOPA63 20091
School of Social Work
Abstract (Swedish)
The power of social services, involving there line of work with care for young persons with problems, is often discussed in negative terms by the general public and has gotten a great deal of attention, therefore we got interested of the social workers side of the story. The purpose of this study is to highlight social workers experiences of their power in their work with care for young persons with problems. In order to find an answer to our purpose we conducted seven qualitative interviews with professional social workers with experience of working with young persons, we also conducted one qualitative interview with Lina Ponnert, an expert on “the care of young persons act”. To analyze our empirical material we applied Michel Foucaults... (More)
The power of social services, involving there line of work with care for young persons with problems, is often discussed in negative terms by the general public and has gotten a great deal of attention, therefore we got interested of the social workers side of the story. The purpose of this study is to highlight social workers experiences of their power in their work with care for young persons with problems. In order to find an answer to our purpose we conducted seven qualitative interviews with professional social workers with experience of working with young persons, we also conducted one qualitative interview with Lina Ponnert, an expert on “the care of young persons act”. To analyze our empirical material we applied Michel Foucaults power theories and Yeheskel Hasenfelds theory on human service organizations. The social workers in our study had difficulties talking about their power but in general they saw that their power could be used in good purpose. The social workers considered the law to be the main source of their power in their work. They also felt that many of the young persons that they work with are aware of the social workers power, but they felt that their power in some situations was appreciated by the young persons. Our conclusion is that the power of social workers is a complex issue. (Less)
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author
Huerta Balague, Rocio LU and Hedin, Karin LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Ludo – a study of social workers experiences of their power in their work with care for young persons with problems
course
SOPA63 20091
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
human service organizations, the care of young persons act, social workers, power, authority
language
Swedish
id
1414969
date added to LUP
2009-07-01 15:50:12
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2009-07-01 15:50:12
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  abstract     = {The power of social services, involving there line of work with care for young persons with problems, is often discussed in negative terms by the general public and has gotten a great deal of attention, therefore we got interested of the social workers side of the story. The purpose of this study is to highlight social workers experiences of their power in their work with care for young persons with problems. In order to find an answer to our purpose we conducted seven qualitative interviews with professional social workers with experience of working with young persons, we also conducted one qualitative interview with Lina Ponnert, an expert on “the care of young persons act”. To analyze our empirical material we applied Michel Foucaults power theories and Yeheskel Hasenfelds theory on human service organizations. The social workers in our study had difficulties talking about their power but in general they saw that their power could be used in good purpose. The social workers considered the law to be the main source of their power in their work. They also felt that many of the young persons that they work with are aware of the social workers power, but they felt that their power in some situations was appreciated by the young persons. Our conclusion is that the power of social workers is a complex issue.},
  author       = {Huerta Balague, Rocio and Hedin, Karin},
  keyword      = {human service organizations,the care of young persons act,social workers,power,authority},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Fia med knuff - Socialsekreterares upplevelser av sin makt i arbetet med tvångsomhändertagande av ungdomar},
  year         = {2009},
}