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Bengtsson, M., Sjöblom, Y. & Öberg, P. (2018). ‘Well, it’s up to me now’ – young care leavers’ strategies for handling adversities when leaving out-of-home care in Sweden. Nordic Social Work Research, 8(sup 1)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>‘Well, it’s up to me now’ – young care leavers’ strategies for handling adversities when leaving out-of-home care in Sweden
2018 (English)In: Nordic Social Work Research, ISSN 2156-857X, E-ISSN 2156-8588, Vol. 8, no sup 1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

AbstractThis qualitative longitudinal study of 20 young Swedish care leavers investigates their subjective experience of and strategies for handling adversities when being in the process of leaving out-of-home care. The empirical data is based on two sets of interviews, the first conducted at time 1 (T1) when they were still in care but the moving out process had begun, the second (T2) 6-10 months later when the vast majority had left care. The thematic analysis based on resilience theory showed that the majority of the informants over time developed process-oriented strategies, which in our categorization emanated either from the inner world of the informants (e.g. through re-framing of experiences and an emerging self-reliance) or from their outer contextual world (e.g. through a restructuring of the social network). The results are discussed from a resilience theoretical perspective in which the informants' strategies are illustrated by the conceptual pair of 'navigation' and 'negotiation', used to make sense of their inner and outer world-oriented strategies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2018
Keywords
Leaving care; longitudinal studies; resilience; young people; handling adversities
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-26112 (URN)10.1080/2156857X.2018.1428673 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-02-07 Created: 2018-02-07 Last updated: 2019-01-08Bibliographically approved
Bengtsson, M., Sjöblom, Y. & Öberg, P. (2018). Young care leavers’ expectations of their future: A question of time horizon. Child & Family Social Work, 23(2), 188-195
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Young care leavers’ expectations of their future: A question of time horizon
2018 (English)In: Child & Family Social Work, ISSN 1356-7500, E-ISSN 1365-2206, Vol. 23, no 2, p. 188-195Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper investigates young care leavers’ expectations of their future after discharge from care. The results are based on qualitative longitudinal data where 16- to 21-year-old care leavers (n = 15) were interviewed twice, first when still in care but planning for their discharge (T1) and the second time 6–9 months later (T2). The analysis using a general inductive approach showed that their expectations were dependent on the time horizon and that there was an obvious difference between the young informants’ short- and long-term expectations. Their short-term expectations consisted of worries connected to their approaching discharge (at T1) and how to cope with challenges of everyday life after discharge from care (at T2). These results seem to echo negative outcomes shown in previous quantitative research. However, the informants’ long-term expectations provide a different picture, being mainly positive in both interviews (T1 and T2). The results are discussed from a life course perspective, where the informants’ visions of their future are framed and understood in terms of the different stages of their transition process.

Keywords
adolescence, foster care, leaving care, residential care, young people (well-being of in care)
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-25356 (URN)10.1111/cfs.12399 (DOI)000430665900007 ()2-s2.0-85045758513 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-10-04 Created: 2017-10-04 Last updated: 2018-06-04Bibliographically approved
Söderqvist, Å., Sjöblom, Y. & Bülow, P. (2016). Home sweet home?: Professionals' understanding of ‘home’ within residential care for unaccompanied youths in Sweden. Child & Family Social Work, 21(4), 591-599
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Home sweet home?: Professionals' understanding of ‘home’ within residential care for unaccompanied youths in Sweden
2016 (English)In: Child & Family Social Work, ISSN 1356-7500, E-ISSN 1365-2206, Vol. 21, no 4, p. 591-599Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The number of unaccompanied minors arriving in Sweden continues to rise. The majority are placed in residential care units. This qualitative study aims to increase the understanding given by the professionals to the concept of ‘home’ within the framework of residential care for unaccompanied young people. Data are based on participatory observations at two residential care units, followed up by individual interviews with staff. The findings confirm that the concept of home has a complex meaning involving both objective aspects such as physical buildings, and more subjective components that can be seen as state of mind. The staff's desire to offer an ‘ordinary home’ fails because of the surveillance, their dominant positions and especially due to the legal restrictions that were not initially meant for this target group. Unaccompanied young people have to be considered based on their own specific needs in order to make it possible for society to offer the most suitable care.

Keywords
child welfare, home, residential care, unaccompanied minors, asylum-seeking children
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-22910 (URN)10.1111/cfs.12183 (DOI)000386998800022 ()
Available from: 2015-01-09 Created: 2016-12-01 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Söderqvist, Å., Bülow, P. H. & Sjöblom, Y. (2015). "In Sweden work is more important than the culture, actually!": The care leaving process for unaccompanied youths from the perspective of social workers. Transnational Social Review, 5(3), 241-257
Open this publication in new window or tab >>"In Sweden work is more important than the culture, actually!": The care leaving process for unaccompanied youths from the perspective of social workers
2015 (English)In: Transnational Social Review, ISSN 2193-1674, E-ISSN 2196-145X, Vol. 5, no 3, p. 241-257Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In 2014 about 7000 unaccompanied minors applied for asylum in Sweden and a great part got to stay. Thus Sweden is one of the countries receiving the highest number in Europe. Previous research have shown that individuals with out-of-home care experiences belong to a vulnerable group. Besides that, young people with a migrant background sometimes experienced exclusion and discrimination. This study aim to explore social workers’ understanding of the unaccompanied youth’s minority backgrounds in relation to the process of leaving-care. With a qualitative approach data have been collected through focus-groups at two residential care units. Within this kind of Human service organizations the staff struggle with meeting the perceived needs of the youths based on their minority background. Alongside they are trying to teach what they considered as being good Swedish practices claimed being necessary when facing life outside care. A transnational perspective prevents an understanding of the unaccompanied youth’s context as static, but promotes rather a way of relating to both the youths past and present time in order to be prepared for the future.

Keywords
Unaccompanied minors, transnationalism, professionals, leaving-care
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-23545 (URN)10.1080/21931674.2015.1082778 (DOI)
Projects
Unaccompanied youths, Out-of-home care placements and ethnicity (diss project)
Available from: 2015-11-19 Created: 2017-02-06 Last updated: 2018-04-20Bibliographically approved
Höjer, I. & Sjöblom, Y. (2014). Voices of 65 Young People Leaving Care in Sweden: "There Is So Much I Need to Know!". Australian Social Work, 67(1), 71-87
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Voices of 65 Young People Leaving Care in Sweden: "There Is So Much I Need to Know!"
2014 (English)In: Australian Social Work, ISSN 0312-407X, E-ISSN 1447-0748, Vol. 67, no 1, p. 71-87Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to examine young care leavers’ experiences of supportive and nonsupportive factors after leaving care. Telephone interviews were conducted with 65 young people, between 18 and 26 years old, who had left care in Sweden within the previous 3 months to 3 years. The care-leaving process was in many cases described by the young people as badly planned and compressed. Some interviewees received support from the formal network (social services, foster carers, residential homes, contact persons) for housing (37) and financial matters (36), but few received support from the formal network concerning employment (14) and education (11). Emotional support was mainly provided by partners and friends. Altogether, the results suggest that access to support is a helpful factor for young people leaving care, but also that many of our interviewees had no such access, from neither formal nor informal networks.

Keywords
Transition, Leaving Care, Young People, Social Capital, Support
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-22929 (URN)10.1080/0312407X.2013.863957 (DOI)000333986600006 ()
Available from: 2015-01-09 Created: 2016-12-01 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Höjer, I. & Sjöblom, Y. (2014). What Makes a Difference?: Turning Points for Young People in the Process of Leaving Placements in Public Care. Social Work & Society, 12(1)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>What Makes a Difference?: Turning Points for Young People in the Process of Leaving Placements in Public Care
2014 (English)In: Social Work & Society, ISSN 1613-8953, E-ISSN 1613-8953, Vol. 12, no 1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to examine young care leavers’ narrative accounts expressed as turning points connected to their experiences of being in care and leaving care. Telephone interviews were conducted with 65 young people, between 18 and 26 years old, who had left care in Sweden within the time span of previous three months to three years.

Altogether, the results suggest that there are both positive and negative turning points connected to the care experience for young care leavers. To develop a trusting relationship to a family member or a significant other, a feeling of being in control of your life and experience an opportunity to change a negative life course are important factors in the young care leaver’s accounts about turning points. These factors were also linked to how they interpreted their care experiences and the impact it had on their self-identity and well-being.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Duisburg-Essen: Center for Social Work and Social Policy, 2014
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-22930 (URN)
Available from: 2015-01-09 Created: 2016-12-01 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Larsson, S., von Braun, T., Lilja, J., Sjöblom, Y. & Hamilton, D. (2013). A self-theoretical perspective on the use-misuse of alcohol and drugs based on qualitative and narrative data. Substance Use & Misuse, 48(13), 1317-1335
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A self-theoretical perspective on the use-misuse of alcohol and drugs based on qualitative and narrative data
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2013 (English)In: Substance Use & Misuse, ISSN 1082-6084, E-ISSN 1532-2491, Vol. 48, no 13, p. 1317-1335Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article discusses different self-theoretical perspectives of the self that are of importance in the analysis of the use and misuse of alcohol and psychoactive drugs. The self-theories considered here include cognitive, psychodynamic, transpersonal, and social constructivist perspectives. A multidimensional perspective focusing on the connection between identity structures and analyzing the use/misuse of alcohol and psychoactive drugs is presented. The article argues for a self-theoretical analysis based on narrative data in order to reach an in-depth understanding of the use and misuse of alcohol and psychoactive drugs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Informa Healthcare, 2013
Keywords
Identity, self-theoretical perspectives, use and misuse of alcohol and drugs, dependency, dependency-related problems, self-reports on alcohol abuse
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-16202 (URN)10.3109/10826084.2013.814982 (DOI)000325360400005 ()2-s2.0-84885608468 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2014-01-27 Created: 2014-01-27 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Lilja, J., Larsson, S., von Braun, T. & Sjöblom, Y. (2013). Discussion about narrative methods as a strategy for investigating and understanding the use and misuse of alcohol and drugs. Substance Use & Misuse, 48(13), 1438-1446
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Discussion about narrative methods as a strategy for investigating and understanding the use and misuse of alcohol and drugs
2013 (English)In: Substance Use & Misuse, ISSN 1082-6084, E-ISSN 1532-2491, Vol. 48, no 13, p. 1438-1446Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

Preliminary and tentative conclusions concerning theoretical and methodological issues about narrative methods and their use as a research strategy for investigating and understanding the use and misuse of alcohol and drugs are presented. The treatment methods that are influenced by narrative strategies as well as this tool's limitations are noted. The article focuses particularly on approaches based on, and influenced by, psychology, sociology and social work when conducting narrative research.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Informa Healthcare, 2013
Keywords
narrative methods, narrative research, use-misuse of alcohol and drugs
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-16205 (URN)10.3109/10826084.2013.815025 (DOI)000325360400015 ()2-s2.0-84885620936 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2014-01-27 Created: 2014-01-27 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Larsson, S., Lilja, J., von Braun, T. & Sjöblom, Y. (2013). General theoretical perspectives of narrative analysis of substance use-related dependency. Substance Use & Misuse, 48(13), 1294-1305
Open this publication in new window or tab >>General theoretical perspectives of narrative analysis of substance use-related dependency
2013 (English)In: Substance Use & Misuse, ISSN 1082-6084, E-ISSN 1532-2491, Vol. 48, no 13, p. 1294-1305Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This chapter provides a short introduction to, and an overview for, using narrative analysis in the understanding of the use and misuse of alcohol and drugs. Important theoretical and methodological dimensions are discussed. Some tentative conclusions, limitations, and unresolved critical issues concerning the use of narrative research methods in the analysis of substance use-related dependency problems are also presented.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Informa Healthcare, 2013
Keywords
narrative methods, narrative research, dependency, self-narratives, substance use-related dependency
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-16200 (URN)10.3109/10826084.2013.815537 (DOI)000325360400003 ()2-s2.0-84885630170 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2014-01-27 Created: 2014-01-27 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Larsson, S., Lilja, J., von Braun, T. & Sjöblom, Y. (2013). Introduction: Using narrative research methods for the analysis of use and misuse of alcohol and drugs. Substance Use & Misuse, 48(13), 1286-1293
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduction: Using narrative research methods for the analysis of use and misuse of alcohol and drugs
2013 (English)In: Substance Use & Misuse, ISSN 1082-6084, E-ISSN 1532-2491, Vol. 48, no 13, p. 1286-1293Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Informa Healthcare, 2013
Keywords
Research methodology, psychiatric research, substance abuse, narratives
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-16199 (URN)10.3109/10826084.2013.814979 (DOI)000325360400002 ()2-s2.0-84885587205 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2014-01-27 Created: 2014-01-27 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved

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