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Att lyssna på ungas våldsberättelser är allt annat än enkelt - En studie om stress och copingstrategier hos socionomer som samtalar med unga våldsoffer

Sert, Sevda LU and Yolbir, Ruken LU (2014) SOPA63 20141
School of Social Work
Abstract
In recent years several reports have indicated that social workers could be one of the more vulnerable professionals regarding emotional work related stress. At Barnahus in Sweden social workers together with other professionals listen to the story’s told by young victims of violence. In this study, we interviewed five social workers at Barnahus in order to highlight the impact listening to these stories can have on them and what strategies they use in coping with their feelings. We analyzed the results from the interviews using Coping theory and Stress theory. Social workers in this study reported, among other things, that they were emotionally affected by the stories and described the reactions as being stressed, exhausted and asocial.... (More)
In recent years several reports have indicated that social workers could be one of the more vulnerable professionals regarding emotional work related stress. At Barnahus in Sweden social workers together with other professionals listen to the story’s told by young victims of violence. In this study, we interviewed five social workers at Barnahus in order to highlight the impact listening to these stories can have on them and what strategies they use in coping with their feelings. We analyzed the results from the interviews using Coping theory and Stress theory. Social workers in this study reported, among other things, that they were emotionally affected by the stories and described the reactions as being stressed, exhausted and asocial. In order to overcome the emotional pressure social workers used coping strategies such as ensuring support from supervisors and colleagues, focusing on optimism, empathy, and job satisfaction, physical activities, support from family, time for oneself and experiences from the past. Even though the social workers in this study reported the use of coping strategies they still seemed to show signs of work related stress. Raised awareness of the effect of secondary traumatization on social workers in these types of work assignments needs to be emphasized. (Less)
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author
Sert, Sevda LU and Yolbir, Ruken LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Listening to children’s stories of violence is anything but easy - A study of how social workers are affected by conversations with young victims and how they deal with these impacts
course
SOPA63 20141
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Social worker, young victims of violence, work related stress, coping and vicarious traumatization or secondary traumatization.
language
Swedish
id
4462659
date added to LUP
2014-06-12 08:51:56
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2014-06-12 08:51:56
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  abstract     = {In recent years several reports have indicated that social workers could be one of the more vulnerable professionals regarding emotional work related stress. At Barnahus in Sweden social workers together with other professionals listen to the story’s told by young victims of violence. In this study, we interviewed five social workers at Barnahus in order to highlight the impact listening to these stories can have on them and what strategies they use in coping with their feelings. We analyzed the results from the interviews using Coping theory and Stress theory. Social workers in this study reported, among other things, that they were emotionally affected by the stories and described the reactions as being stressed, exhausted and asocial. In order to overcome the emotional pressure social workers used coping strategies such as ensuring support from supervisors and colleagues, focusing on optimism, empathy, and job satisfaction, physical activities, support from family, time for oneself and experiences from the past. Even though the social workers in this study reported the use of coping strategies they still seemed to show signs of work related stress. Raised awareness of the effect of secondary traumatization on social workers in these types of work assignments needs to be emphasized.},
  author       = {Sert, Sevda and Yolbir, Ruken},
  keyword      = {Social worker,young victims of violence,work related stress,coping and vicarious traumatization or secondary traumatization.},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Att lyssna på ungas våldsberättelser är allt annat än enkelt - En studie om stress och copingstrategier hos socionomer som samtalar med unga våldsoffer},
  year         = {2014},
}