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  • 151.
    Carlsson, Catharina
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Triads in Equine-Assisted Social Work Enhance Therapeutic Relationships with Self-Harming Adolescents2017In: Clinical social work journal, ISSN 0091-1674, E-ISSN 1573-3343, Vol. 45, no 4, p. 320-331Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Despite an increasing number of studies, thereis still a lack of knowledge about the unique featuresthat underlie the process in equine assisted social work(EASW). This study aimed to reveal, through qualitativemethods, the dyads within the triad that become strongerduring the process of EASW, as well as the effect of theparticipation of the horse on the relationship betweenthe counselor and client. Data were collected through indepthinterviews with nine female self-harming clientsaged 15–21 years and eight staff members. The interviews,together with video-recorded human–horse interactionswith three staff members and four clients were analyzed,resulting in additional issues answered by these three staffmembers and four clients in a second interview. Criticaldialogues between patterns and fragmentations in the narrativesand video-recordings, as well as a dialogue with theparticipants while they were viewing videos of their ownEASW sessions, led to the conclusion that adding a horsequalitatively changes therapeutic relationships in EASW.The different triads consist of different liaisons betweenactors in the triad, giving rise to unique combinations. Thequality of the relationships depends on both the staff andthe clients’ attachment orientations. Further research isneeded to investigate how the degree of emotional connectionto the horse affects the impact that horses have on triadsin EASW.

  • 152.
    Carlsson, Catharina
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Nilsson Ranta, Daniel
    Mittuniversitetet.
    Traeen, Bente
    University of Oslo, Norway.
    Mentalizing and Emotional Labor Facilitate Equine-Assisted Social Work with Self-harming Adolescents2015In: Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, ISSN 0738-0151, E-ISSN 1573-2797, Vol. 32, no 4, p. 329-339Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article explores equine-assisted social work (EASW). Horses’ capacities to mirror human emotions create possibilities for authentic relationships between clients and staff. This study examines what eases or counteracts the horse’s capacity to facilitate relationships perceived by humans to be authentic. Video recordings of the human-horse interactions of three staff members and four female self-harming clients aged 15–21 years in a residential treatment facility were analyzed. The findings show that if the staff gave instructions and advice similar to traditional equestrian sports in combination with viewing the horse as an object, EASW is not facilitated. EASW seems to be facilitated when the horse is perceived as a subject by both staff and clients, provided that the staff gave meaning to the horse’s behavior. The staff needed to highlight empathy for the horse when the horse is not able to fulfill its task without adding depth to the client’s performance, to avoid raising defense mechanisms. The essence of EASW were perceived as eased by staff members when they focus on the client’s emotions and help the client understand that the horse is acting in response to the client’s and the staff’s behavior through mentalizing and enacting emotional labor in regarding the horse as a subject. The results indicate the need for higher demands on staff members in order to facilitate EASW. Depending on whether the staff and the clients focus on performance or on emotions, different positive or negative outcomes on communication, self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-image will be likely to emerge.

  • 153.
    Carlsson, Catharina
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Ranta Nilsson, Daniel
    Mid Sweden University.
    Traeen, Bente
    University of Oslo.
    Equine Assisted Social Work as a mean for authentic relations between clients and staff2014In: Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin, ISSN 2333-522X, Vol. 2, no 1, p. 19-38Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study was to explore, by qualitative methods, the meaning of equine-assisted social work (EASW) both to young women with self-harm problems and their staff in residential treatment. Data were collected by in-depth interviews with eight staff members and nine clients. Human-horse interaction was observed subsequently in three of the staff and four of the clients. Based on the narratives of the staff members and the clients, who agreed, the horse’s ability to read human emotions made the staff and clients aware of their own emotions. In order not to alienate the horse or make the situation dangerous, which intensified their sense of being in the present, both the clients and staff had to regulate their emotions. As a result the resistance for change decreased, made the participants more likely to regulate their emotions and change behavior rather than avoid the situation or the information. The horse seemed to set the framework for the interaction between the staff and young women. The fact that even the staff could fail in the interaction with the horse, affected the interaction between staff and clients making it more informal and dynamic. A relationship based on empathy, trust, respect and negotiation, where clients shared private matters, resulted in the perception of a more authentic relationship. Further research is needed to see which conditions are favourable for achieving an authentic relationship and which conditions possibly fail. 

  • 154.
    Carlsson, Frida
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Genom socialsekreterarens glasögon: En kvalitativ intervjustudie om socialtjänstens samverkan med olika myndigheter vid en barnavårdsutredning.2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study is to understand the collaboration at a child investigation and the actions that may be encountered as a result of the investigation, based on the Social Secretaries experiences of collaboration with other agencies such as schools, police, health visitor and child psychiatry. In the study, eight social workers from different municipalities was interviewed at a total of six occasions. One of the occasions was a group interview with three social workers at the same time. Through the interviews, it appears that the collaboration has an important role in social work and the necessity is something that manifests itself in the social secretaries stories but also in the earlier research done in this area. The results show that social workers extensively want to interact but that the purpose of interaction varies depending on the nature of the matter. Social workers also explain that there may be differences depending on who or which interacts which also means that the child be ultimately affected in one way or another.

  • 155.
    Carlsson, Hanna
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Larsson, Elin
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    "Om föräldern hade varit normalbegåvad men behövt stöd i sitt föräldraskap hade situationen varit en annan”: - En dokumentanalys av rättsfall om LVU2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Previous research has indicated that intellectual disabilities and parenting is not socially accepted and compulsory care of children often occurs in families where one or both parents have an intellectual disability. This study aims to, thru a document analysis, investigate ideas and representations of parents with intellectual disabilities that emerge in Swedish legal cases. The legal cases is about children who are taken care of according to LVU § 2, where one or both parents have a intellectual disability. The results of the study revealed that people with intellectual disabilities are seen as not capable of developing parenting ability, in some cases aroused concerns about parenting during pregnancy, these suggesting stereotypes of parents with intellectual disabilities. Of the documents reveals that social workers word overrides in the decision-making, this leads to a position of power where the parents are at a disadvantage.

  • 156.
    Carlsson, Jenny
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Karlsson, Christoffer
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Vågor mot klippan? – en intervjustudie av godmanskapet inom funktionshinderomsorgen och dess praktik2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Being a trustee within the disability care will, in most cases, put big responsibility on the trustee both as a representative for the klient but also as a representative for the standards of the society. The assignment as a trustee is to strengthen the client and ease his/her way of living in the society. The Swedish legislation that controls the process and the regulation of the trustees, is by the authors of this paper preceived as kind of vauge, leaving a lot of room for interpretation. So  how do trustees comprehend their assignment and how do they actually interpret it? Using material from eight interviews with trustees within the disability care, this paper aims to examine these questions, and focuses only on the trustees and their experiences. We have delibirately chosen this focus and narrowed it down to the perspective of those, leaving out the perspective of clients and those employees of the state, regulating the trustees. Analysing the material and presenting the trustees experiences and definition of their assignement we have chosen to use Erving Goffman’s theories regarding stigma, social control, dramaturgical interaction and social roles. The trusteés are, aware of or unaware of, incorporating the unspoken social rules and the way of living in society to their clients, some living in special homes and some living in society with professional assistance within their homes. In the process of conducting their assignment as trustees some actually reduce the independency of the client, further alienating them from society. It becomes a paradox, considering the purpose of the assignment is to strengthen the client in his or her everyday life. 

  • 157.
    Carlzon, Emma
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Nilsson, Tobias
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Media om integration - en kritisk diskursanalys om integration på arbetsmarknaden efter flyktingkrisen 2015.2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to seek an understanding of how media presents integration within the market of labour, with focus on problems and its causes, after the refugee crisis in 2015. Our approach has been the analyzing of 24 discussion articles from three different newspapers which are; Aftonbladet, Svenska Dagbladet and Dagens Nyheter.

     

    Our study is a qualitative document study and we have used Fairclough’s three-dimensional model to analyze our empirical material. Our focus has been to analyze the language in the articles, the context of the texts and how that can influence or change the social practice. To analyze the articles, we have used various color codes, which have made it easier to split the articles in different themes. Furthermore, we have applied Søren Barlebo Wenneberg’s version of the social construction theory. He chose to divide the theory in four different pieces, whereas we have chosen the one we thought would contribute most with a deeper understanding to our study. Finally, we have used relevant literature as well as the notion of stigma by Erving Goffman.

     

    We found that, among other things, politicians are pushing for many reforms that is lacking in society, such as lower wages regarding the employment of refugees or more combinations of jobs and education. Their approach has been to convey this to the public through the media. The results also showed that throughout the articles seldom were refugees who spoke. Something that dominated the media was the response of different politicians, experts or professionals about the failed integration. Their response was almost always about more or less education, as well as low-paid jobs and which one that was the best option, depending on the opinion of the author.

  • 158.
    Carlén, Louise
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Persson, Pian
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    ” [...]  här vårdar vi deras kroppar, inte deras själar ... ”: En kvalitativ studie om hur äldreomsorgens nationella värdegrund och dess begrepp, delaktighet och meningsfullhet, tolkas och omsätts av undersköterskor i praktiken2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to examine how Swedens national values concepts participation and meaningfulness interpreted and converts by assistant nurses, a municipality in southern Sweden, in order to deepen the knowledge of the national values.

    Method: A qualitative approach has been used as a method in this study, with semi-structured interviews as a base. To gather empirical material, we chose to interview seven nurses who are currently working as assistant nurses in care for the elderly.

    Theory: Our theoretical points have been Antonovskys salutogenic approach and SOC, sense of coherence, and Maslow's pathogenic hierarchy of needs. These different theories and approaches have helped us to analyze our empirical material.

    Results: The four different themes, presented in the results of this study, are designed based on previous scientific research. The different themes in this study are the following: Swedens national values ​​and the municipality's interpretation, participation and meaningfulness, time-, attitude- and dignityperspective. Our results indicate that the basic needs outweigh the social needs and that the assistant nurses prioritize the basic needs. The results of this study show that on one hand there is a strong connection between the keywords, participation and meaningfulness, but on the other hand, there is also a strong connection between the priorities of needs and the timeperspective in the care of the elderly. 

  • 159.
    Cederqvist, Fanny
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Aberham, Helen
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Att stå på egna ben i ett nytt land: En kvalitativ studie om hur personal på HVB-hem för ensamkommande barn arbetar för att förbereda dem inför ett liv efter placering2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to examine how staff at homes for care or residence (HVB-homes) work towards helping unaccompanied children to become self-sufficient. The study is based on a qualitative approach and we have done eight semi-structured interviews with staff from different HVB-homes. The study shows how staff in different HVB-homes uses different strategies to create opportunities for the children to integrate into Swedish society as well as the conditions that are necessary for the children to cope on their own. Our results have shown that routines help the unaccompanied children to manage their time efficiently and maintain a functional life with school, health and extra-curricular activities. By executing different tasks on their own such as cooking or doing their own laundry, the children learn to manage on their own. Staff shows the unaccompanied children how Swedish society works as well as the values and norms that exist to aid them in getting accustomed to their new environment. The staff motivates the children to go to school in order for them to acknowledge the beneficial aspects of education and to help develop their language. Trust, security and healthy relations have shown to be a prerequisite to maintain a functional relationship between the unaccompanied children and staff at the HVB-homes. Creating a network for the children by having them join different associations and extra-curricular activities such as soccer has also come to help the children integrate into Swedish society.

  • 160.
    Cetina, Nejra
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Oklopcic, Selma
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    När två världsbilder krockar: En kvalitativ studie om hedersrelaterad maktutövning i västerländska länder2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study is to investigate how people from a honor-related background are living their lives in western countries. Over the years honor-related oppression have attracted much attention, especially in western countries where it is considered as a great social problem. Studies show that honor-related oppression tend to increase when people migrate to western countries. This is because of the culture clash people are experiencing when traditional collective values clash with western individualized values. The core of this study is to analyze what type of honor-related oppression occur in which situations. Also how people from a honor-related background view westerners and how those same people find their independence from or in the collective. The empirical material that is used for this study are autobiographies from people that have lived, or are still living, in a honor-related environment in western countries. The autobiographies are written by both men and women from different cultures and background. The results show that honor-related oppression has its basis in the clash between the traditional values about chastity and family influence, and the western values of independence. Young people have an ambition to be more independent, like the westerners, and the collective fears the western values. This forms the main reason as to why the collective practice honor-related oppression and violence and to why young people struggle with their own independence.

  • 161.
    Cochva, Nicki
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Boesen, Louise
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Vad motiverar motiveraren?: En kvalitativ studie om kontaktmän på en kriminalvårdsanstalt2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The formation of the profession "contact acumen" has its explanation in the development of the 19th century prison and the transition of penalties and sanctions which went from being death- and corporal punishment oriented to become more treatment oriented. The role as contact acumen therefore entails a dual role, consisting of the roles as correctional officers as well as caregivers. The role as caregiver includes motivational work with the clients with the purpose to prevent recidivism.  The complexity of the dual role led us to this studies overall question: "what motivates contact acumen to motivate their clients?". The aim of the study was to investigate how various motivational factors affected contact acumen’s motivation and performance of tasks from their point of view. To answer the aim, we chose to do seven semi-structured interviews with contact acumen at a correctional institution. The result and the analysis highlighted several significant motivational factors. The factors that mainly increased the contact acumens motivation was a variety of tasks, feedback, trust and support between employees as well as working with the clients. The factors that mostly led to demotivation was schedules that led to lack of time for execution of tasks, unclear objectives and guidelines and lastly demotivated clients. The factors that mainly affected the execution of tasks were demotivated clients, lack of time for execution of tasks and unclear objectives and guidelines.   

  • 162.
    Cochva, Nicki
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work. Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
    Boesen, Louise
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work. Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
    Vad motiverar motiveraren?: En kvalitativ studie om kontaktmän på en kriminalvårdsanstalt2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The formation of the profession "contact acumen" has its explanation in the development of the 19th century prison and the transition of penalties and sanctions which went from being death- and corporal punishment oriented to become more treatment oriented. The role as contact acumen therefore entails a dual role, consisting of the roles as correctional officers as well as caregivers. The role as caregiver includes motivational work with the clients with the purpose to prevent recidivism.  The complexity of the dual role led us to this studies overall question: "what motivates contact acumen to motivate their clients?". The aim of the study was to investigate how various motivational factors affected contact acumen’s motivation and performance of tasks from their point of view. To answer the aim, we chose to do seven semi-structured interviews with contact acumen at a correctional institution. The result and the analysis highlighted several significant motivational factors. The factors that mainly increased the contact acumens motivation was a variety of tasks, feedback, trust and support between employees as well as working with the clients. The factors that mostly led to demotivation was schedules that led to lack of time for execution of tasks, unclear objectives and guidelines and lastly demotivated clients. The factors that mainly affected the execution of tasks were demotivated clients, lack of time for execution of tasks and unclear objectives and guidelines.   

  • 163.
    Cocke, Emma
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Colliander, Amanda
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    ”Hemtjänst är inte bara att vara ute och städa, tvätta och diska”: En kvalitativ studie om hemtjänstpersonalens upplevelser av otillräcklighet samt strategier de använder sig av för att hantera dessa upplevelser2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to, based on qualitative interviews, understand the home care staff's experiences of insufficiency and also which strategies they are using to deal with these experiences.

    The questions of this study are:

    • In which situations are home care staff experiencing insufficiency?
    • What copingstrategies do home care staff set out to deal with these experiences?

     

    Method: Interviews has been used as a method to gather empirical data.

    Theory: Theories of coping-strategies has been used as theory in the analyses of the empirical material.

    Results: The result of this study concludes that experiences of insufficiency mainly promotes in situations of lack of time for various reasons. The main strategies home care staff is using are planning, adapting, accepting, compensation, get themselves together, control and manage their emotions and understanding. Other situations that promote feelings of insufficiency are lack of competence and when the eldery person doesn't want to receive a planned effort. Other strategies they use are social support and changing the circumstances.

  • 164.
    Corneliusson, Isabelle
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Udén, Sandra
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Gravida kvinnor i missbruk: En studie om socialtjänstens och mödravårdens ansvar, samarbete och erfarenheter2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study has been to examine and analyze how the statutory agreement on cooperation between social services and maternity care in three different municipalities is translated into practice. Additionally the purpose is to see what kind of experiences professionals in social services and maternity care have of how different factors can affect pregnant women in addiction to change during pregnancy. The study is based on a documentary analysis of six documents which regulates the statutory agreement on cooperation about persons in addiction. Furthermore, the study is based on qualitative semi-structured interviews with two social workers and three midwives in two different municipalities in southern Sweden. The theoretical approach that has been used is the terms stigmatization, empowerment and roles. The result of the study shows that the documents and working methods of the statutory cooperation is dissimilar in different municipalities. Furthermore, the result of the study shows that social workers and midwives see different factors that can motivate the pregnant women in addiction to change. They all agree that pregnancy is an opportunity for women in addiction to be particularly motivated for a change.

  • 165.
    Custovic, Lejla
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Tahiri, Valmir
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Samhällets insatser mot hedersrelaterat våld och förtryck2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to analyze society's efforts for girls who are victims of honorrelatedviolence and oppression. More specifically its aim was to examine what efforts thesociety can offer girls who are exposed to honor-related violence and oppression, and howsocial services and shelters cooperate on issues of honor. We have chosen to focus on girlswho are victims of honor-related violence, but we are aware that even boys and men face thisproblem. The study was conducted using a qualitative approach through interviews. Tocomplete the study we have conducted eight interviews throughout Sweden. We haveinterviewed staff at three different social services and four different shelters. This was toexamine how society operates with honor-related problems but also to investigate how thedifferent services and activities interact. The key findings that emerged from our study arethat girls from honor cultures find themselves in a dilemma when they decide to seek helpbecause of violence and oppression. On one hand, they are unable to live by familyconstraints while on the other hand they do not get the possibility of total freedom if they fleethe home. Society's efforts today include protection, support and guidance for these girls, butaccording to our informants, this is not enough. They feel that what is missing is an effort tohelp the girls after their stay at shelters because they often become isolated when they begin anew life, in a new city, all alone.

  • 166.
    Dackebrand, Sofia
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Hellström, Mia
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Ensamkommande barn: En studie om socialarbetares upplevelse av arbetet med utredning av behov och möjligheten till individanpassade insatser2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Because of the situation around the world with war and poorness many people need to leave their homeland and find safeness in other countries. A big amount of this group is children without company of an adult, so called unaccompanied children. The numbers of unaccompanied children who seek safeness in Sweden grow every year. The aim of this study was to investigate how social workers in four municipalities in south of Sweden experience their work with investigating the needs of unaccompanied children. The aim was also to investigate how the social workers experience their opportunities to meet the children’s needs with personalized interventions. The study is built on semi-structured interviews with six social workers who all have experience or are now working with investigating unaccompanied children. The results of the interviews were analyzed using a system theory perspective and Andrew Abbotts profession theory. We also used the terms grassroots bureaucrats and discretion. The results of our study has shown us that the social workers often feel a certain restriction when it comes to their ability to meet the children’s needs because of the lack of available accommodations. The study also shown that the social workers experience a limitation when it comes to the authority they have as their decisions must be approved by others and not based solely on the individual workers assessment.   The social workers in our study also experience that their work is not taken as seriously as others investigation of children from Swedish families which influence the status and legitimacy that they describe that their profession should have. 

  • 167.
    Dafid, Nohaddra
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Sturup, Emelie
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Självbestämmande i bostäder med särskild service: från personalens perspektiv2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    For people with a functional disability, the everyday life can consist of various limitations that affect the ability to self-determination. These people are often in need of help and support and are forced to rely on other people’s goodwill. In homes with special services the personnel have an important task because their will and abilities for a good nursing care determines the life of the clients. The purpose of this study is to understand how personnel in homes with special services relate to the clients self-determination in their work, both in concept of their interpretation and application of the term. The study was conducted through interviews with seven different personnel from six different group homes, all of them working with individuals that have moderate to severe functional disabilities. With the help from the interviews, we got an understanding of how our respondents look at the term self-determination, how they implement this in their work and what factors may affect the clients self-determination. The result indicate that the personnel we interviewed all agreed that the client’s self-determination is something they consider to be important, but that it’s difficult to work with this because there is different factors that affect the clients self-determination. These factors can for example be linked to the resources that are available, the personals attitude or the clients ability to express their will.

  • 168.
    Dagerstål, Madeleine
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Henningsson, Ingela
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Att leva som andra: En kvalitativ studie om myndighetsutövande socialarbetares förhållningssätt till synen på normalitet i relation till funktionsnedsättning över tid.2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of the study was to examine how exercise of authority social worker´s view and work with normality has changed. Together with the role of changes in society, as LSS (Act concerning Support and Service for Disabled), user influence and the principle of normalization had in this context. The material has been collected through a qualitative method with semi-structured interviews which were held with eight social workers. Three of them had not been active within the field of this study for more than ten years and five of them are currently working. The collected material was analyzed through the theoretical perspective social constructivism and the theoretical concept case management. The results of this study shows that exercise of authority social worker´s have slightly different views on the priorities in the concepts of normality and user influence, both over time and between those who are working today. The conclusion of this study is that respondents have basically the same view of the application of normalization and user influence in their work. However, they have different personal beliefs about what the terms mean.

  • 169.
    Dahlqvist, Alexandra
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Lundgren, Micaela
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    När jämställdhet blir problemet: Adoptionshandläggning för samkönade par2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study shows how social workers reason about the concepts of gender, gender roles and equality and if these arguments reinforce heteronormativity that could affect the ability of same-sex couples to adopt children. The reasoning regarding equality indicates a difference between heterosexual couples and same-sex couples. What emerges in the study is that the social workers reasoning can be explained with that they have been imbued by heteronormativity. Heteronormativity becomes a contributing part of how same-sex couples are seen in the adoption process. Arguments for equality, which erase stereotypes, do not apply in the same way for same-sex couples as for heterosexual couples. Regarding same-sex couples the equality is based on stereotyped gender roles that reinforce the heteronormativity. This implies a paradox between arguments for equality, which reinforce heteronormativity, and the possibility for same-sex couples to adopt children. 

  • 170.
    Dahlstedt, Magnus
    et al.
    Linköping University, Sweden.
    Eliassi, Barzoo
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Slaget om hemmet - Värden, utanförskapanden och förorten som folkhemmets periferi: [The struggle about home. Values, social exclusion and the suburb as the periphery of the People’s home]2018In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 55, no 2-3, p. 203-223Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this article, we analyse contemporary discourses about social exclusion in the suburbs. The empirical material is mainly based on speeches of different Swedish political party leaders during the Politician's Week (politikerveckan) in Almedalen that took place in 2016. By adopting a discursive psychology approach, we have examined the interpretative repertoires and the discursive resources that the party leaders use to frame the suburbs as sites of "parallel society", criminality, passivity, gender oppression, radicalization and dominance of values that assumingly pose a threat to the social cohesion of Swedish society and the basis of the People's Home. In order to remediate the "crisis of values" in Swedish society that migration and social exclusion of suburbs have supposedly engendered, "Swedish values" are highlighted as important resources to strengthen social cohesion and reclaim the endangered People's Home. Thus, values are gradually becoming primary markers of difference and deployed to construct hierarchies of belonging and rights in the Swedish society.

  • 171.
    Dahlstedt, Magnus
    et al.
    Linköping University.
    Eliassi, Barzoo
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Utanförskapet, förorten och slaget om hemmet2018In: Förortsdrömmar: Ungdomar, utanförskap och viljan till inkludering / [ed] Magnus Dahlstedt, Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2018, p. 23-46Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 172. Dahlstedt, Magnus
    et al.
    Eliassi, Barzoo
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Salmonsson, Lisa
    Medborgarskap och tillhörighet i migrationens tid – inledande reflektioner av temanumrets gästredaktörer2017In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 54, no 1-2, p. 5-10Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 173.
    Dalgren Wikland, Johanna
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Poulios, Alexandra
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Offer eller förövare? En kvalitativ studie om föreställningar inom socialtjänsten om män som utsätts för våld i nära relation2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to examine the perceptions within social services regarding men who are victims of domestic violence based on how gender, sexuality, masculinity and victimhood was constructed in the social workers' statements. Eight qualitative interviews were conducted with nine social workers who work within the social services and meet people who are victims of domestic violence. A social constructionist scientific approach has permeated the study and theories of gender, heteronormativity, masculinity and the ideal victim has served as the study’s theoretical views. The results of the study showed that some of the social workers ascribed men specific characteristics such as strength and fearlessness. This showed how gender and masculinity was constructed in the social workers' statements. Furthermore, the results showed that their statements often based on a heterosexual norm and on the assumption that the woman was the victim and the man the perpetrator of domestic violence. Thus, sexuality and victimization were constructed in relation to gender. This showed that the social workers had certain perceptions regarding vulnerable men, meaning that men often were made ​​invisible as victims of domestic violence in the social workers' statements. At the same time, this may be because of the fact that the social workers mostly or exclusively have met women who are exposed to violence by their male partner. In addition to this, all social workers expressed an openness and awareness that even men are victims of domestic violence in same-sex and different-sex relationships.

  • 174.
    Damsjö, Sandra
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Blanck, Maja
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Makten att välja klienter: En studie om maktobalans i samverkan kring barn och unga med psykisk ohälsa utifrån skolkuratorers och socialsekreterares erfarenheter2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study was to examine the school counsellors and social service workers experience of how the child psychiatry manage their authority in the collaboration concerning children with mental health problems. The study was conducted using qualitative interviews with school counsellors, social service workers and one former employee of the Swedish child psychiatric care. Our results are divided into two themes: Collaboration and distribution of responsibility and Children who fall between the cracks. Examples of groups of children who according to our study are at risk of falling between the cracks are those who apart from mental issues have substance abuse issues or social issues, those whose parents are in a child custody dispute, children who are acting out and children with self-harm issues. The study also reveals that it's easier for children whose parents are active and knowledgeable to get help from the child psychiatric care and that it's a requirement for both parents and children to be highly motivated.There are established social hierarchs between agencies who partake in collaboration regarding children with mental illness. The child psychiatry have a higher status than the social services and the school and therefore greater power to steer the collaboration in a way that benefits the organisations own interests. The structure of the Swedish child psychiatric care is founded in a way that benefits the sorting of clients through the requirement of diagnoses and the will to sort out the psychic problems from the social.Our conclusions with the study is the way that children with mental illness are categorized and where the child is referred is mainly because of a broad conception that Abbott (1981) could describe where the mental issues are considered as "pure" and the social issues are considered "impure".

  • 175.
    Dana Maria, Otel
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Martina, Steen
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Spänningsfältet mellan organisation och profession: En kvalitativ studie om socialarbetarens uppfattningar av sitt arbete med våldsutsatta kvinnor med missbruk2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Previous researches show that women with substance abuse are more likely to be exposed to domestic violence and that they are having a hard time to get help and support from Social Services. Our study aims to understand how social workers experience both their professional role and organisation when working with women who suffers from domestic violence and abuse ubstances such as drugs and alcohol. This study is qualitative and was done with semi-structed interviews with eight professionals who work in various Social Services in the south of Sweden. The results show that among other things the organization’s economy together with lack of protective houses plays a big part in the professional’s work with these women. We also found that the structure of the Social Services’s organization and the way the professional relate to his work affect these women’s needs av help and support.

  • 176.
    Daneshpip, Daisy
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Salkic, Enisa
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    "Relationen går före liksom alla metoder som finns": Gemensamma erfarenheters betydelse inom relation mellan socialarbetare och klient i missbruksvården2020Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Establishing a relationship between a social worker and a client is an important element in social work. An alliance can be created by seeing something in someone else that affects one's self. The purpose of this study is to investigate how mutual experiences affect the relationship between social workers and clients. We have restricted the study to the area of substance, alcohol and gambling abuse mainly because these relationships are often frequent and long lasting which gives a deeper insight of the relationship. We have conducted eight semi-structured interviews at two different treatment centers through a qualitative method where four respondents have their own experiences of abuse and four who have not abused. The results of the study show that it is very important to use oneself as a tool, to be able to be personal, and to set one's own individual boundaries with the help of common sense. Having mutual experiences with clients prove to have advantages in the way that there is an automatic respect and thus alliance but also the ability to understand what the client is going through. It is also evident that the concept of professionalism is perceived in different ways in the respondents and that it is not always professionalism that works. Personal suitability is an important factor in being able to create relationships.

  • 177.
    Danielsson, Amanda
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Olsson, Jessica
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Framställningen av samkönade föräldrar i svensk dagspress: En kritisk diskursanalys som jämför tre olika tidsperioder i modern tid2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to analyze and critically review how cohabited parents are represented in selected Swedish newspapers during three periods of time. We have conducted a critical discourse analysis and looked at how daily newspapers use the language based on social constructivism. As a power aspect we also used Foucault's power analysis as a theoretical starting point. In the study's results, we saw that the language used in the articles differs depending on the time period they had been published. In the result, we found three general themes that we analyzed: exercise of power within the discourse, norms and categorizations, as well as changes over time. During the years 1992-1993, different expressions were used against same-sex couples, compared to today. In 2002, the focus instead was on the adoption issue. In the later period, 2017-2018, the result showed that the policy took more place in the articles. Same-sex parents also expressed themselves in the media and they described how they still felt excluded in a society dominated by heterosexual norms.

  • 178.
    Dapi Nzefa, Léonie
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work. University of Yaounde, Cameroon.
    Ayuk, Tambe Betrand
    Institute of Medical Research and Medicinal Plant Studies, Cameroon.
    Axberg, Frida
    Umeå University.
    Lundström, Linnéa
    Umeå University.
    Hörnell, Agneta
    Umeå University.
    After giving birth to a baby, breastfeeding becomes your responsibility: Infant feeding perceptions and practices among women in Yaoundé, Bamenda and Bandja, Cameroon, Africa2018In: International Research Journal of Public and Environmental Health, ISSN 2360-8803, Vol. 5, no 3, p. 38-45Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The Ministry of Public Health of Cameroon advises mothers to follow the World Health Organization’s recommendation of exclusive breastfeeding during the first six months of life and to continue breastfeeding along with appropriate complementary foods up to two years or beyond. Despite these recommendations, malnutrition due to inadequate feeding practices is still prevalent in Cameroon. Therefore, this study aims to explore infant feeding perceptions and identify factors influencing infant feeding practices in Cameroon. Forty-nine women aged 19 to 38 who had infants aged 6 days to 15 months were purposively selected from hospitals during the vaccination days and interviewed until saturation. The research tools included six qualitative group interviews, with each group comprising 6 to 10 women. The study was conducted in the rural area of Bandja and the urban areas of Yaoundé and Bamenda. Data were analysed using content analysis. In the study, breastfeeding was agreed upon as the best way to feed infants and was commonly practised for 1 to 2 years. Nevertheless, few infants were breastfed exclusively. Complementary foods were often nutritionally inadequate; many children were not given fruit, vegetables or foods of animal origin on a daily basis. Cultural beliefs, tradition, community norms and low educational and economic levels negatively influenced the implementation of appropriate infant feeding recommendations. The short duration of exclusive breastfeeding and the poor food diversity are the main problems. In response, it is necessary to strengthen the position of women, increase the period of maternal leave, introduce sustainable and practical education for both parents about breastfeeding, and provide good, local complementary foods. 

  • 179.
    Dapi Nzefa, Léonie
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work. University of Yaoundé, Cameroon.
    Monebenimp, Francisca
    University of Yaoundé, Cameroon.
    Äng, Christofer
    Umeå University, Sweden.
    Undernutrition among children under five in the Bandja village of Cameroon, Africa2019In: South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition, ISSN 1607-0658, Vol. 32, no 2, p. 46-50Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Sub-Saharan Africa has a long history of struggling with child undernutrition. The prevalence of undernutrition is still high and knowledge about this public health problem and the underlying causes is essential for children’s health.

    Aim: To evaluate the anthropometric status of children under five in the Bandja village of Cameroon.

    Methods: A cross-sectional study was undertaken that included 388 children. Undernutrition was evaluated in terms of wasting, stunting and underweight. Information on sex, age, birth order, birth interval, duration of breastfeeding, and mother’s age at birth, occupation and educational level were collected.

    Results: The prevalence of wasting, stunting and underweight was 3.2%, 16.4% and 5.2%, respectively. Boys were more stunted than girls (OR 2.24; 95% CI 1.16–4.34). Children less than 30 months were more often wasted than older children (OR 17.70; 95% CI 1.82–172.40). The first and second born in order were more stunted than the third or later born in order (OR 2.06; 95% CI 1.02–4.18). Children of farming mothers were more often stunted (OR 2.87; 95% CI 1.35–6.13) and underweight (OR 3.47; 95% CI 1.09–11.09) than others. Children still being breastfed were more underweight (OR 6.52; 95% CI 1.31–32.43) than those whose mothers had finished breastfeeding.

    Conclusion: Undernutrition is highly prevalent in Bandja, and is more common among boys, younger children, first born in order, children still being breastfed and children of farming mothers. This study underlines the importance of intervention to prevent and reduce undernutrition among children.

  • 180.
    Darhult Störby, Elin
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Hadzalic, Lejla
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Biståndshandläggares syn på och upplevelser av Individens behov i centrum: En kvalitativ studie om hur implementeringen av IBIC påverkat arbetssituationen 2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 210 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to highlight care managers view on and experience of the working method Individual need in center (IBIC) and to analyze the consequences of the implementation. IBIC is a method for care managers to identify and adapt the intervention according to the individual’s needs. We performed six individual qualitative interviews with care managers, hence three from Kungsbacka municipality and three from Karlskrona municipality. The results from the interviews indicated that all care managers experienced that their work environment had on some level been affected by the implementation of IBIC. However, there were care managers that recounted that it wasn’t the IBIC method itself that affected their work situation. It was the work system that was used to document the IBIC investigations that was the substantial problem. The analysis showed that care manager’s experiences of IBIC did not accord with Socialstyrelsen’s goal with IBIC. The three core components of IBIC were not distinct enough, which was essential for an implementation to be successful and having positive outcomes. Moreover, care managers experienced that colleague- and manager support was a significant factor in the work environment. Even though they had support from both their colleagues and their managers, the care managers had to use different coping strategies to manage the daily workload. These factors contributed to a stronger sense of coherence (KASAM in Swedish), which is also a contributing factor for the coping process.

  • 181.
    Day, Lindha
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Färm, Sofia
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Fäder i vårdnadstvister: en normkritisk studie om hur män och deras föräldraskap inramas och representeras i socialtjänstens vårdnad-, boende- och umgängesutredningar2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of the study is to, with a norm critical perspective, highlight how men and their parenting are represented and framed in child custody investigation reports in Sweden. The main focus is to show norms and beliefs about men and their parenting as several sources indicate that discrimination related to gender and ethnicity occurs. Based on a qualitative research effort, a document analysis has been made by 14 child custody investigation reports from diverse areas in the country. Through a thematic analysis tree themes became apparent. “Culture as an explanation”, “Gender inequality and women understand women best” and “The receiving father vs. the authoritarian father”. The selected theories that have been used to create an understanding of our research problem are the gender system and postcolonial theory. The results gave us the conclusion that in this context both structural discrimination and racial prejudices towards fathers are apparent in many cases.

  • 182.
    Denvall, Verner
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Avlärande2013In: Förändringens entreprenörer och tröghetens agenter: människobehandlande organisationer ur ett nyinstitutionellt perspektiv / [ed] Stig Linde och Kerstin Svensson, Stockholm: Liber, 2013, 1, p. 159-172Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 183.
    Denvall, Verner
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work. Lund University.
    Evaluating homelessness – a comparative analysis of top-ten articles from the US and Europe2017In: European Journal of Social Work, ISSN 1369-1457, E-ISSN 1468-2664, Vol. 20, no 5, p. 724-740Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Homelessness as a political and social dominion has a number of features that make it particularly difficult to tackle. In addition to being a wicked problem, homelessness offers several analytical avenues. How do these characteristics affect the evaluation of programmes and projects aspiring to combat homelessness? Dissimilar pictures and solutions regarding homelessness in the US and in European countries will likely affect recommendations given as a result of evaluations performed. For this study, the empirical base is a sample of the most cited evaluations of homelessness programmes published in professional journals between 1996 and 2010. Most of these evaluations are from the US. These US evaluations more often use large-scale national programmes and quantitative methods, whereas European evaluations more often have smaller sample sizes and qualitative methods. In both regions, the evaluators seldom use theory from social science when analysing their findings. It is suggested that European evaluation research should be noticed to a larger extent since it is probably better suited for application in a European context.

  • 184.
    Denvall, Verner
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    In trouble with the logics: data recording in performance management2015In: AEA conference, Chicago, Nov 9-14, 2015, 2015Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In recent years, Performance Management (PM) has become a buzzword in public sector organizations. Well-functioning PM systems rely on valid performance data, but critics point out that conflicting rationale or logic among professional staff in recording information can undermine the quality of the data. Based on a case study of social service staff members, the authors explore three recording logics among professional staff. The findings reveal a complexity of recording behavior and show how professional staff shift between recording logics according to the situation. The actual data recordings depend not only on the overall logic, but also on factors such as attitudes, assumptions, and motives. The authors suggest that shifting recording logics weaken the validity of performance data. These shifts undermine the idea of PM as a trustworthy strategy to bridge the gap between professional and managerial staff as well as the possibility of a well-informed management

  • 185.
    Denvall, Verner
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Innovation och participation – en fallstudie av Bostad först i Helsingborgs stad2018In: Styra och leda med tillit – forskning och praktik: forskning och praktik / [ed] Louise Bringselius, Stockholm: Norstedts Juridik AB, 2018, p. 221-247Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 186.
    Denvall, Verner
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Lessons learned for the 21st century: the realization of evidence-based practice2014Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    “The evidence-wave” as Evert Vedung expresses it travels over the globe. This session reports from its appearance in Swedish social welfare where it has a strong support at the national level which affects local agencies who prepare for something they suppose will support efforts to improve their undertakings, unclear how. Organizations are supposed to implement EBP but they are uncertain participating actors in weak networks. Participant shifts, assignment switches and uncertainty about the networks’ purpose creates difficult conditions for successful implementation. Thus, a weak top-down control and a weak local network organization provide limited opportunities to ensure that evidence-based studies based on outcome evaluations have an impact. Knowledge from the evaluation-society seems not to have affected this process. This session should be highly relevant for the evaluation community as our ability to both design and critically examine dissemination processes of EBP is of vital importance for evaluation practice.

  • 187.
    Denvall, Verner
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Mobilisering genom att skapa frizoner2016In: Social mobilisering: en utmaning för socialt arbete / [ed] Verner Denvall, Cecilia Heule, Arne Kristiansen, Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2016, 2, p. 117-134Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 188.
    Denvall, Verner
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Recension av ”Utredning inleds. Språk, genredrag och ansvar i barnavårdsutredningar2017In: Socialvetenskaplig tidskrift, ISSN 1104-1420, Vol. 24, no 3-4, p. 329-332Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 189.
    Denvall, Verner
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Samhällsarbete och den (o)beständiga ojämlikheten2018In: Samhällsarbete: Aktörer, arenor och perspektiv / [ed] Stefan Sjöberg & Päivi Turunen, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2018, p. 365-383Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 190.
    Denvall, Verner
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Socialtjänsten och samhällsplaneringen2018In: Ju förr desto bättre - vägar till en förebyggande socialtjänst, Norstedts Juridik AB, 2018, 1, p. 103-128Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 191.
    Denvall, Verner
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work. Lund University.
    Heule, Cecilia
    Lund University.
    Kristiansen, Arne
    Lund University.
    Mobilisering inom socialarbetarutbildningen2016In: Social mobilisering: en utmaning för socialt arbete / [ed] Verner Denvall, Cecilia Heule, Arne Kristiansen, Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2016, 2, p. 165-178Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 192.
    Denvall, Verner
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Heule, Cecilia
    Lund University.
    Kristiansen, Arne
    Lund University.
    Social mobilisering: en inledande positionering2016In: Social mobilisering: en utmaning för socialt arbete / [ed] Verner Denvall, Cecilia Heule, Arne Kristiansen, Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2016, 2, p. 13-20Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 193.
    Denvall, Verner
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work. Lund University.
    Heule, CeciliaLund University.Kristiansen, ArneLund University.
    Social mobilisering: en utmaning för socialt arbete2016Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Under det sociala arbetets historia har många socialarbetare strävat efter att stödja människors egna idéer om förändring och göra dem delaktiga i socialt förändringsarbete. Numera läggs dock allt större tonvikt på expertbedömningar, diagnoser och individuella problemlösningar, och idéerna om att socialt arbete också kan vara samhällsförändrande kommer i skymundan. Social mobilisering handlar om hur organisering av marginaliserade och diskriminerade grupper i samhället kan bidra till social förändring och utveckling.

    Fattigdom, ojämlikhet och förtryck förekommer även i samhällen som utåt sett framstår som rika och privilegierade. Genom att uppmärksamma strategier för att bekämpa ojämlikheter och exkludering i samhället hoppas författarna till denna bok kunna inspirera till diskussioner om och utveckling av ett mobiliserande socialt förändringsarbete.

    I boken presenteras den sociala mobiliseringens värdegrunder och utveckling, och i ett antal kapitel beskrivs och problematiseras hur social mobilisering kan komma till stånd i olika sammanhang och bidra till social förändring. I denna andra upplaga har fyra nya kapitel tillkommit och bokens övriga kapitel har genomgått en omfattande revidering och uppdatering.

  • 194.
    Denvall, Verner
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work. Lund University.
    Heule, Cecilia
    Lund University.
    Kristiansen, Arne
    Lund University.
    Social mobilisering i dåtid och nutid2016In: Social mobilisering: en utmaning för socialt arbete / [ed] Verner Denvall, Cecilia Heule, Arne Kristiansen, Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2016, 2, p. 253-261Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 195.
    Denvall, Verner
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Lernå, Lena
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Nordesjö, Kettil
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Föränderliga strukturer: Organisering för kunskapsbaserad socialtjänst i Kronobergs och Kalmar län 2003-20132014Report (Other academic)
  • 196.
    Denvall, Verner
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Linde, Stig
    Lund University.
    Introduktion till den svenska utgåvan2017In: Utvärderingsmodeller / [ed] Hanne Kathrine Krogstrup, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2017, 1, p. 9-34Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 197.
    Denvall, Verner
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Ottengrim, Ann
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Single System Design på svenska: En försöksverksamhet inom socialpsykiatrin i Enskede-Årsta-Vantör2013Report (Other academic)
  • 198.
    Denvall, Verner
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Skillmark, Mikael
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Agevall Gross, Lotta
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Fighting men`s violence against woman in the age of evidence and NPM2017Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Men's violence against women is a widespread global problem and a serious threat to women's health. This symposium will report from a study in Sweden that studies mechanisms that influence the design of interventions contesting domestic violence in two cities.

    The symposiums three presentations will answer the following questions:

    1. Given the fact that the organizations face many different views and ideologies; how does this affect the ways the problem of domestic violence is represented?

    2. In what way affects ideas from performance measurement and new public management the interventions?

    3. In what way are the social services organizing towards an evidence-based practice in this field?

    Presentation 1 Interpersonal violence-From policy to local practice

    Presentation 2 Open Comparisons in social work

    Presentation 3 Negotiating in risk assessment practices

  • 199.
    Djorem, Zoran
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Ebbesson, Jens
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Att arbete professionellt under förändring: Hur påverkas arbetet med ensamkommande barns individuella behov av ökad arbetsbelastning.2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to explain how the work with unaccompanied children´s individual needs is affected by an increased workload at residential care homes for unaccompanied children. More specifically it´s aim was to critically analyse how the professional approach is affected by an increased workload. The study was based on eight semi-structured interviews with professionals that work at residential care homes for unaccompanied children. The theories that have been the basis for the analysis is Ulla Holms theory of professional approach and Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs. The result of the essay shows that the increased workload affects the professional’s ability to work with a professional approach with the children’s needs. The important need of safe relationships and a safe environment have been affected by an increased number of children placed, double occupancy in some rooms and an increased staff turnover. The staff found it hard to keep a good professional approach in a demanding and challenging environment when the right conditions are experienced as missing.  Simply the time is not enough and major difficulties occur for the personal to handle the lodge and at the same time have time for the children living there. The situation has resulted in a focus on group-oriented care that complicate the accommodation of the children's individual needs.

  • 200.
    Dodik, Anita
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Lundgren, Linnea
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    "Hur jag är, vare sig medvetet eller omedvetet, så påverkar jag och det är ju det som är grunden": En kvalitativ studie om att leda i arbetet med nationell värdegrund i äldreomsorg2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this qualitative study is to understand how first-line managers lead their employees in the implementation of social service legislated value-base for elderly people. We wanted to understand what kind of leadership the managers used and how this leadership is formed by their acting space. Method: For this study is a qualitative method used. Trough semi-structured interviews, with 7 first-line managers, the empirical data were collected. Theory: For the analysis of the empirical data was Kurt Lewin’s three classic leadershipstyles used; the autocracy, the democracy and laissez-faire, and the theoretical concept of acting space. Result: The result of the study showed that the most common leader-style is the democracy style among the first-line managers. In the work with the social service legislated value-base for elderly people it is important to be a present leader that supports and include the employees in this work. However there are situations where the leader has to use an autocracy leader-style. The leadership is shaped by the acting space the first-line manager has. It can be affected by the organizational conditions like resources and the possibility of education for both the managers and the employees.

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