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Hur påverkas ens uppväxt och vuxenliv av att man växt upp i ett familjehem?: en kvalitativ intervjustudie där fyra vuxna tidigare familjehemsplacerade reflekterar över de erfarenheter och upplevelser placeringen medfört
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2007 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to give a picture of how some adults, who earlier was placed in foster homecare, experience that their childhood have affected them during their life. I also wanted to see how the relationship to the biological family has been and developed during the placement. The study has also purposed to receive a deeper knowledge of how it could be to grow up in foster care. To make the purpose of this study complete I chose to use qualitative interviews as a research method. Four adults who earlier were placed in foster homecare have participated in this study. When I analyzed the results I also looked at earlier research, attachment theory and developmental ecology theory. One conclusion of the study was that the engagement the foster parents have reflects the quality and the future for the children. The foster parents must be able to win the children’s trust so they can attach and find a secured base to develop from. Finally the study showed that all of the interviewed people thought that it had been safe to grow up in a foster family and that they during their childhood saw their family as a “normal family”.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. , 40 p.
Keyword [en]
Foster child, Foster family, Biological parents, Attachment
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-7090OAI: diva2:197607
Available from: 2007-09-14 Created: 2007-09-14Bibliographically approved

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