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Varken ledare eller expert – Om föräldrautbildningen COPE:s kursledare och deras funktion

Söderlund, Frida LU (2012) SOPA63 20121
School of Social Work
Abstract
Social work in groups is a well-known method to many social workers. A certain type of this method is parenting education programs. One of these programs is COPE – The Community Parenting Education Program. COPE is to be found in a lot of municipalities in Sweden and also abroad, being created and established in Canada. It allows for parents to seek and receive help from educated “COPE-facilitators”. The programs courses include “setting limits”, understanding of children’s emotions and growth and also educational questions.

The aim of this study was to look at the parenting program from a professional angle and look into the work of the facilitator. Which part do professional facilitators play in COPE parenting education? What is the... (More)
Social work in groups is a well-known method to many social workers. A certain type of this method is parenting education programs. One of these programs is COPE – The Community Parenting Education Program. COPE is to be found in a lot of municipalities in Sweden and also abroad, being created and established in Canada. It allows for parents to seek and receive help from educated “COPE-facilitators”. The programs courses include “setting limits”, understanding of children’s emotions and growth and also educational questions.

The aim of this study was to look at the parenting program from a professional angle and look into the work of the facilitator. Which part do professional facilitators play in COPE parenting education? What is the idea around being “professional” according to the COPE co-workers?

This study has been carried out with a social constructionist perspective. The study was based on a qualitative research method, by interviewing seven facilitators from the COPE parenting program. My study was based on the Swedish version of COPE with the inclusion of one international interview with the intent to add yet another professional angle.

The study showed that professional facilitators do not take the position of being a leader. Furthermore, they did not see themselves as professionals or experts in child upbringing. They presented themselves, and the course itself, to be a platform for parents to meet and discuss common known problematic situations one can be in with your child. The personnel’s different background and experience allowed for them to guide the parent’s throughout the course, with the help of different educational material. (Less)
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author
Söderlund, Frida LU
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organization
course
SOPA63 20121
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
COPE, The Community Parent Education Program, parenting programs, facilitator, professionalism, leadership.
language
Swedish
id
2760119
date added to LUP
2012-06-11 13:33:55
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2012-06-11 13:33:55
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  abstract     = {Social work in groups is a well-known method to many social workers. A certain type of this method is parenting education programs. One of these programs is COPE – The Community Parenting Education Program. COPE is to be found in a lot of municipalities in Sweden and also abroad, being created and established in Canada. It allows for parents to seek and receive help from educated “COPE-facilitators”. The programs courses include “setting limits”, understanding of children’s emotions and growth and also educational questions. 

The aim of this study was to look at the parenting program from a professional angle and look into the work of the facilitator. Which part do professional facilitators play in COPE parenting education? What is the idea around being “professional” according to the COPE co-workers? 

This study has been carried out with a social constructionist perspective. The study was based on a qualitative research method, by interviewing seven facilitators from the COPE parenting program. My study was based on the Swedish version of COPE with the inclusion of one international interview with the intent to add yet another professional angle.

The study showed that professional facilitators do not take the position of being a leader. Furthermore, they did not see themselves as professionals or experts in child upbringing. They presented themselves, and the course itself, to be a platform for parents to meet and discuss common known problematic situations one can be in with your child. The personnel’s different background and experience allowed for them to guide the parent’s throughout the course, with the help of different educational material.},
  author       = {Söderlund, Frida},
  keyword      = {COPE,The Community Parent Education Program,parenting programs,facilitator,professionalism,leadership.},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Varken ledare eller expert – Om föräldrautbildningen COPE:s kursledare och deras funktion},
  year         = {2012},
}