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"Att finnas till i ur och skur" : En studie om familjehemssekreterares upplevelser och föreställningar om avbrott i familjehemsplaceringar

God, Malin LU and Liljenberg, Matilda LU (2015) SOPA63 20151
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this study was to examine family home social workers experience and conception of unplanned as well as planned disruptions in family foster care. We also wanted to investigate the main reasons of disruption identified by family home social workers, and how they are managed. Another aim was to investigate how family home social workers work with children, biological parents and foster parents post-disruption. Data was conducted during seven semi-structured interviews with family home social workers from five municipalities in the south of Sweden. In this study we used Social constructivism as a perspective to understand the collected data, and the analysis is based on the concept of institutional logics from the New Institutional... (More)
The aim of this study was to examine family home social workers experience and conception of unplanned as well as planned disruptions in family foster care. We also wanted to investigate the main reasons of disruption identified by family home social workers, and how they are managed. Another aim was to investigate how family home social workers work with children, biological parents and foster parents post-disruption. Data was conducted during seven semi-structured interviews with family home social workers from five municipalities in the south of Sweden. In this study we used Social constructivism as a perspective to understand the collected data, and the analysis is based on the concept of institutional logics from the New Institutional Theory and Attribution theories. The Attribution theories describe the cause of an event or behavior to help people understand the world. Overall we could determine that unplanned disruption and relocation is a failure for all parties involved in a foster care placement. In conclusion we found that matching is a crucial aspect in preventing disruptions, and that poor matching are causing disruptions. Furthermore, adequate and sustained communication between children, foster parents and social services plays a key role in preventing as well as managing disruptions. (Less)
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God, Malin LU and Liljenberg, Matilda LU
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organization
course
SOPA63 20151
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
Unplanned disruption, planned disruption, family foster care, family home secretary.
language
Swedish
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7363478
date added to LUP
2015-06-17 09:14:22
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to examine family home social workers experience and conception of unplanned as well as planned disruptions in family foster care. We also wanted to investigate the main reasons of disruption identified by family home social workers, and how they are managed. Another aim was to investigate how family home social workers work with children, biological parents and foster parents post-disruption. Data was conducted during seven semi-structured interviews with family home social workers from five municipalities in the south of Sweden. In this study we used Social constructivism as a perspective to understand the collected data, and the analysis is based on the concept of institutional logics from the New Institutional Theory and Attribution theories. The Attribution theories describe the cause of an event or behavior to help people understand the world. Overall we could determine that unplanned disruption and relocation is a failure for all parties involved in a foster care placement. In conclusion we found that matching is a crucial aspect in preventing disruptions, and that poor matching are causing disruptions. Furthermore, adequate and sustained communication between children, foster parents and social services plays a key role in preventing as well as managing disruptions.},
  author       = {God, Malin and Liljenberg, Matilda},
  keyword      = {Unplanned disruption,planned disruption,family foster care,family home secretary.},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Att finnas till i ur och skur" : En studie om familjehemssekreterares upplevelser och föreställningar om avbrott i familjehemsplaceringar},
  year         = {2015},
}