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"Ni kan aldrig förstå hur jag känner mig": En textanalys om hur det är att växa upp med minst en förälder med missbruksproblematik och psykisk ohälsa.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
“You can never understand how I feel” : A text analysis about growing up with at least one parent with substance abuse and mental illness. (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study aims was to gain a better understanding of how dandelion children (maskrosbarn) in grown age describe their experiences of growing up with at least one parent with substance abuse and mental illness. The study was conducted through a qualitative study on five autobiographies and biographies. The books were analyzed through a text analysis and we used Borges resiliens theory with risk and protective factors to help us see how different factors in the children's lives affect them. Our study shows how the children describes their childhood being effected by their parents substance abuses and mental illnesses. The children describe that their childhood was subject to lack of care and that it was caused both by their parents substance abuses and mental illnesses and the social services lack of help or insufficient help. They grew up with their single mothers in areas with low socio-economic background and felt different from other children. Their most important protective factors were to have someone important in their life, the will to want another life than their parents and to develop a good self esteem. The authors felt unheard and unseen as children even if social services put them in foster care. Through this study it is possible to increase knowledge of how dandelion children in grown age describe their childhood and how it affected them. It also show which help they did or didn´t receive from social services growing up. We propose further research concerning dandelion children closer to our time related to todays laws and regulations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 56
Keywords [en]
Children at risk, mental illness, substance abuse, risk factors, protective factors
Keywords [sv]
Utsatta barn, psykisk ohälsa, missbruk, riskfaktorer, skyddsfaktorer
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-74390OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-74390DiVA, id: diva2:1206700
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Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
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Available from: 2018-05-22 Created: 2018-05-17 Last updated: 2018-05-22Bibliographically approved

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