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"Vi är alla lika!!" En enkätundersökning vars ändamål har varit att kartlägga socialsekreterares kunskapsbildning gällande HBT-personers levnadsförhållanden

Degerfeldt, Caroline LU (2009) SOPA63 20091
School of Social Work
Abstract
Author: Caroline Degerfeldt
Title: “We´re all the same!!” A survey with the purpose of looking in to what knowledge Social welfare secretaries have about the living conditions of GLBT-people.
Supervisor: Carina Tigervall
Assessor: Olle Frödin

The aim for this study was to examine in what extent Swedish social welfare secretaries have knowledge about the living conditions of GLBT-people (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender/transsexual) to find out if they have knowledge to live up to the standards of the Swedish Social Services Act chapter 3, paragraph 1. Earlier research points out that Social Services can’t live up to this Social Work curricula if no further education is given. Due to statistics and earlier research showing us... (More)
Author: Caroline Degerfeldt
Title: “We´re all the same!!” A survey with the purpose of looking in to what knowledge Social welfare secretaries have about the living conditions of GLBT-people.
Supervisor: Carina Tigervall
Assessor: Olle Frödin

The aim for this study was to examine in what extent Swedish social welfare secretaries have knowledge about the living conditions of GLBT-people (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender/transsexual) to find out if they have knowledge to live up to the standards of the Swedish Social Services Act chapter 3, paragraph 1. Earlier research points out that Social Services can’t live up to this Social Work curricula if no further education is given. Due to statistics and earlier research showing us that hate crimes toward GLBT-people exists, how organisations of Social Work tend to maintain heteronormative assumptions as a matter of routine and how people in general tend to assume that all people are heterosexual and that all people identify themselves with the gender that was ascribed them at birth, it becomes essential to look into what knowledge there is about the living conditions of GLBT. To gather information for the report, earlier research and questionnaires was used and the body of information was analyzed using analytical software SPSS, together with Queertheory, theory of organisations and earlier research on the topic of GLBT. I found that experience from life, work experience and on one's own initiative were the source of knowledge. No further education on the organisations initiative was found. The social workers focused on pointing out how all people should be treated the same. They focused on the legislation which forbids Social Workers to deny anyone help due to their sexual orientation and some of them seemed to overlook the fact that the living situations of GLBT-people should be taken in consideration while deciding what help that is most useful for the individual client. This result was analyzed as lack of knowledge and also that some of the Social Welfare secretaries are unaccustomed with this topic in discussions of embracing knowledge about GLBT-peoples living conditions. Further education seems to be important to make sure that relevant help is given to GLBT-clients. (Less)
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Degerfeldt, Caroline LU
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SOPA63 20091
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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GLBT, Heteronormativity, Homosexuality, Queer, Sexuality
language
Swedish
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1415316
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2009-06-16 12:10:01
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  abstract     = {Author: Caroline Degerfeldt
Title: “We´re all the same!!” A survey with the purpose of looking in to what knowledge Social welfare secretaries have about the living conditions of GLBT-people.
Supervisor: Carina Tigervall
Assessor: Olle Frödin 

The aim for this study was to examine in what extent Swedish social welfare secretaries have knowledge about the living conditions of GLBT-people (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender/transsexual) to find out if they have knowledge to live up to the standards of the Swedish Social Services Act  chapter 3, paragraph 1. Earlier research points out that Social Services can’t live up to this Social Work curricula if no further education is given. Due to statistics and earlier research showing us that hate crimes toward GLBT-people exists, how organisations of Social Work tend to maintain heteronormative assumptions as a matter of routine and how people in general tend to assume that all people are heterosexual and that all people identify themselves with the gender that was ascribed them at birth, it becomes essential to look into what knowledge there is about the living conditions of GLBT. To gather information for the report, earlier research and questionnaires was used and the body of information was analyzed using analytical software SPSS, together with Queertheory, theory of organisations and earlier research on the topic of GLBT. I found that experience from life, work experience and on one's own initiative were the source of knowledge. No further education on the organisations initiative was found. The social workers focused on pointing out how all people should be treated the same. They focused on the legislation which forbids Social Workers to deny anyone help due to their sexual orientation and some of them seemed to overlook the fact that the living situations of GLBT-people should be taken in consideration while deciding what help that is most useful for the individual client. This result was analyzed as lack of knowledge and also that some of the Social Welfare secretaries are unaccustomed with this topic in discussions of embracing knowledge about GLBT-peoples living conditions. Further education seems to be important to make sure that relevant help is given to GLBT-clients.},
  author       = {Degerfeldt, Caroline},
  keyword      = {GLBT,Heteronormativity,Homosexuality,Queer,Sexuality},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Vi är alla lika!!" En enkätundersökning vars ändamål har varit att kartlägga socialsekreterares kunskapsbildning gällande HBT-personers levnadsförhållanden},
  year         = {2009},
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