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Kontaktfamiljsinsatsen: Unga vuxnas upplevelser av insatsen kontaktfamilj som barn
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Contact families : Young adults’ childhood experiences of the intervention "contact family" (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to describe and analyse a group of young adults’ childhood experiences of the intervention "contact family". The used methods were qualitative interviews and a standardised formulary with life questions, to strengthen the interviews and to compare data. The theoretical frame was taken from Bronfenbrenner’s child development theory and Antonovsky’s salutogenic perspective, which we supplemented with Hilchen Sommerschild’s theory about the "conditions of control". The results showed that all of the interviewed clients were positive to the intervention. They got to do things with their contact families that they did not do at home – the opportunity to an environmental change, the feeling of appreciation and a better every-day life with new perspectives. Some felt that it was negative that their contact families lived on the country side, that the contact family itself had problems of their own, and that it was hard to adapt to the new roles of the family. The conclusion was that the intervention of the contact families mainly was positive and seemed to be significant for the clients.

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2012. , 68 p.
Stockholm studies in social work, ISSN 0281-2851
Keyword [en]
contact families, reason, prevention, vision, intervention, experiences, participation
Keyword [sv]
kontaktfamilj, anledning, förebyggande, mål, insats, upplevelser, delaktighet
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-77596OAI: diva2:534320
2012-06-15, Stockholm, 22:23 (Swedish)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-06-21 Created: 2012-06-15 Last updated: 2012-06-21Bibliographically approved

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