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Röster om tidiga uppbrott hemifrån: nio ungdomars erfarenheter av att rymma och kastas ut från sina hem
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 purpose of this study is to examine how young people with experience of running away and/or getting thrown out look upon and understand the phenomenon. Another purpose of thestudy is to examine how the youth evaluate the help and support they did or did not receive at the time of their experience, as well as to examine what the ultimate help and support would be according to them. The study was done in a qualitative approach with the use of focus groups and individual interviews. The results were analyzed through the perspective of the ‘sociology of childhood’. Results show, in accordance with earlier studies on the subject, that the youth run away or are thrown out from homes where constant conflicts as well as psychological, physical and sexual abuse are recurring factors. The youth expressed that social services do not listen to them and that their reports of abuse and neglect are not taken seriously. Results further show that the youth consider help finding a new home as well as emotional and economical support to be appropriate kinds of help in this situation. They stress that help and support efforts have to be individually adjusted.

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2010. , 72 p.
Keyword [en]
youth, runaways, thrown-outs, focus groups, individual interviews, theorizing childhood, sociological study of childhood
Keyword [sv]
ungdomar, rymma hemifrån, utkastad, fokusgrupper, individuella intervjuer, barndomssociologiskt perspektiv
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-54525OAI: diva2:395209
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-02-07 Created: 2011-02-04 Last updated: 2011-02-08Bibliographically approved

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