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Tolka, anpassa och motivera -En kvalitativ studie om socialsekreterares erfarenheter om insatsen kontaktfamilj

Johansson, Vilhelmina LU and Hasselgren, Ida LU (2017) SOPA63 20171
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this study was to examine social workers experience on the Swedish statutory regulated program “contact family”. A contact family is a non-compulsory intervention to support children in families with social problems. The intervention contact family together with the intervention contact person is the most common non-compulsory intervention in the Swedish social service. The child lives with the contact family limited periods of time, for example every other weekend. The contact family’s mission is to give support and help the child's family and give the child a safe environment. The study was based on qualitative semi structured interviews. Six social workers with experience in using the intervention were interviewed. The... (More)
The aim of this study was to examine social workers experience on the Swedish statutory regulated program “contact family”. A contact family is a non-compulsory intervention to support children in families with social problems. The intervention contact family together with the intervention contact person is the most common non-compulsory intervention in the Swedish social service. The child lives with the contact family limited periods of time, for example every other weekend. The contact family’s mission is to give support and help the child's family and give the child a safe environment. The study was based on qualitative semi structured interviews. Six social workers with experience in using the intervention were interviewed. The material was analysed with the term discretion as an analytic tool. We found that the vague legislation leaves a big space for the social workers interpretation. This leads to that the social workers have a lot discretion and can carry out the intervention in different ways. Therefore, there are a lot of differences between how the social workers in the study use and think about the intervention. We found that all the social workers agreed on that the aim of the intervention is to help the children and that it has to to emanate from the child’s needs. All the social workers had experienced cases where the intervention worked out well but the opinions about what they generally think about the intervention differs between them. Some of the interviewed persons thought that the intervention sometimes is used as an easy way out, instead of putting the child in foster care. (Less)
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author
Johansson, Vilhelmina LU and Hasselgren, Ida LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20171
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Contact family, social worker, children, social service, discretion Kontaktfamilj, socalsekreterare, barn, socialtjänsten, handlingsutrymme
language
Swedish
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8911569
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2017-06-07 11:10:07
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2017-06-07 11:10:07
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to examine social workers experience on the Swedish statutory regulated program “contact family”. A contact family is a non-compulsory intervention to support children in families with social problems. The intervention contact family together with the intervention contact person is the most common non-compulsory intervention in the Swedish social service. The child lives with the contact family limited periods of time, for example every other weekend. The contact family’s mission is to give support and help the child's family and give the child a safe environment. The study was based on qualitative semi structured interviews. Six social workers with experience in using the intervention were interviewed. The material was analysed with the term discretion as an analytic tool. We found that the vague legislation leaves a big space for the social workers interpretation. This leads to that the social workers have a lot discretion and can carry out the intervention in different ways. Therefore, there are a lot of differences between how the social workers in the study use and think about the intervention. We found that all the social workers agreed on that the aim of the intervention is to help the children and that it has to to emanate from the child’s needs. All the social workers had experienced cases where the intervention worked out well but the opinions about what they generally think about the intervention differs between them. Some of the interviewed persons thought that the intervention sometimes is used as an easy way out, instead of putting the child in foster care.},
  author       = {Johansson, Vilhelmina and Hasselgren, Ida},
  keyword      = {Contact family,social worker,children,social service,discretion Kontaktfamilj,socalsekreterare,barn,socialtjänsten,handlingsutrymme},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Tolka, anpassa och motivera -En kvalitativ studie om socialsekreterares erfarenheter om insatsen kontaktfamilj},
  year         = {2017},
}