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Stick härifrån men välkommen åter - Om socialtjänstens uppsökande arbete med avvisande personer

Rikardsson, Therese LU (2010) SOPA63 20101
School of Social Work
Abstract
Just leave but feel free to come back: on the social services outreach work with people who renounce the need for help

In this study I have been interested in the meetings that take place between outreach workers in social services and people who involuntarily are approached. More specifically, I have focused on the meetings with adult people who renounce the need for help from the outreach workers. The purpose of this study was to seek an interpretation and an understanding of how outreach work could be motivated with these persons. To achieve the aim, I conducted interviews with seven outreach workers and the study is based on their statements. In the material I could make three assumptions that all the respondents mentioned in order... (More)
Just leave but feel free to come back: on the social services outreach work with people who renounce the need for help

In this study I have been interested in the meetings that take place between outreach workers in social services and people who involuntarily are approached. More specifically, I have focused on the meetings with adult people who renounce the need for help from the outreach workers. The purpose of this study was to seek an interpretation and an understanding of how outreach work could be motivated with these persons. To achieve the aim, I conducted interviews with seven outreach workers and the study is based on their statements. In the material I could make three assumptions that all the respondents mentioned in order to explain the continued work with people who renounce the need for help: that both people and situations are changing over time, that there are both positive and negative consequences of certain ways of living and the idea of that a person always wants to be able to choose. These assumptions indicates why people may need help even though they renounce it and give raise to arguments of why the respondents believe that the further work is desirable. The three most prominent arguments was about building trust, be able to provide options and reduce the risk that people will meet with misfortune. The concepts which I applied to analyze the material were paternalism/parentalism and empowerment. Using these, I have been able to perceive the hazy border that sometimes exists between the experience of helping people and to control them. (Less)
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author
Rikardsson, Therese LU
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organization
course
SOPA63 20101
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
involuntary, outreach work, social service, empowerment, paternalism
language
Swedish
id
1614532
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2010-06-15 14:58:07
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  abstract     = {Just leave but feel free to come back: on the social services outreach work with people who renounce the need for help

In this study I have been interested in the meetings that take place between outreach workers in social services and people who involuntarily are approached. More specifically, I have focused on the meetings with adult people who renounce the need for help from the outreach workers. The purpose of this study was to seek an interpretation and an understanding of how outreach work could be motivated with these persons. To achieve the aim, I conducted interviews with seven outreach workers and the study is based on their statements. In the material I could make three assumptions that all the respondents mentioned in order to explain the continued work with people who renounce the need for help: that both people and situations are changing over time, that there are both positive and negative consequences of certain ways of living and the idea of that a person always wants to be able to choose. These assumptions indicates why people may need help even though they renounce it and give raise to arguments of why the respondents believe that the further work is desirable. The three most prominent arguments was about building trust, be able to provide options and reduce the risk that people will meet with misfortune. The concepts which I applied to analyze the material were paternalism/parentalism and empowerment. Using these, I have been able to perceive the hazy border that sometimes exists between the experience of helping people and to control them.},
  author       = {Rikardsson, Therese},
  keyword      = {involuntary,outreach work,social service,empowerment,paternalism},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Stick härifrån men välkommen åter - Om socialtjänstens uppsökande arbete med avvisande personer},
  year         = {2010},
}