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Familjen i fokus - Familjenätverk i teori och nätverk

Nilsson, Elinor LU (2010) SOPA63 20101
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to examine how family networks are used in the Swedish child welfare today and how it is affected by structural changes in society. The essay is based on five interviews with professionals who work with families: three family therapists, one social adviser and one investigating social worker. The interviews present some of the approaches that exist in welfare care and treatment of children, their families and their network. The interviews were analyzed based on systems theory and highlights new demands on the social structure in terms of modernity and post modernity. The analysis revealed that there has been a change in focus of the Swedish childcare. The perspectives in treatment have been broadened to... (More)
The purpose of this study was to examine how family networks are used in the Swedish child welfare today and how it is affected by structural changes in society. The essay is based on five interviews with professionals who work with families: three family therapists, one social adviser and one investigating social worker. The interviews present some of the approaches that exist in welfare care and treatment of children, their families and their network. The interviews were analyzed based on systems theory and highlights new demands on the social structure in terms of modernity and post modernity. The analysis revealed that there has been a change in focus of the Swedish childcare. The perspectives in treatment have been broadened to include the family system. There has been an increase in demand for evidence-based work, while the professional stresses importance of being flexible in working with people. There is also a greater acceptance for family networking. This can be seen as a reaction to the change needed in modern organizations, with hierarchical structures and lack of client influence. Approaches to family work appear to be dependent on the individual municipality's efforts on implementing network thinking in the organizational structure and on the therapists themselves. (Less)
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Nilsson, Elinor LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20101
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Key words: family network, extended family, family treatment, systems theory, post modernity, familjenätverk, släktnätverk, familjebehandling, postmodernitet, systemteori, family system
language
Swedish
id
1614109
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2010-06-11 13:51:54
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2010-06-11 13:51:54
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this study was to examine how family networks are used in the Swedish child welfare today and how it is affected by structural changes in society. The essay is based on five interviews with professionals who work with families: three family therapists, one social adviser and one investigating social worker. The interviews present some of the approaches that exist in welfare care and treatment of children, their families and their network. The interviews were analyzed based on systems theory and highlights new demands on the social structure in terms of modernity and post modernity. The analysis revealed that there has been a change in focus of the Swedish childcare. The perspectives in treatment have been broadened to include the family system. There has been an increase in demand for evidence-based work, while the professional stresses importance of being flexible in working with people. There is also a greater acceptance for family networking. This can be seen as a reaction to the change needed in modern organizations, with hierarchical structures and lack of client influence. Approaches to family work appear to be dependent on the individual municipality's efforts on implementing network thinking in the organizational structure and on the therapists themselves.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Elinor},
  keyword      = {Key words: family network,extended family,family treatment,systems theory,post modernity,familjenätverk,släktnätverk,familjebehandling,postmodernitet,systemteori,family system},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Familjen i fokus - Familjenätverk i teori och nätverk},
  year         = {2010},
}