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Vägen till ett självständigt liv: Utslussning och eftervård av unga vuxna efter avslutad samhällsvård
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to investigate the leaving care services provided to youth leaving residential care in Sweden. Through the use of qualitative research interviews residential care workers perception of what practical and emotional needs youth leaving care have, and whether current aftercare services meet these needs, were examined. The study further sought to compare the swedish and english leaving care services. The main findings of the study were that the residential care workers interviewed expressed that they had a good working relationship with the local social services and that they through the residential care services were able to provide some degree of aftercare. They further identified loneliness as the most prominent emotional need of youth had after leaving care. The most pressing practical need youth leaving care were described as help concerning apartment and job searching, how and when to pay bills as well as managing a budget. The residential care staff further conveyed a wish for a higher degree of regulation surrounding aftercare services. Their main reasoning was to assure that youth leaving care received aftercare regardless of the economic situation of the local municipalities.


Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 65 p.
Keyword [en]
Leaving care, residential care, after care, transition to adulthood, youth
Keyword [sv]
Samhällsvård, behandlingshem, utslussning, eftervård, övergång till vuxenliv, ungdomar
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-54166OAI: diva2:392070
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-02-22 Created: 2011-01-26 Last updated: 2011-02-22Bibliographically approved

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