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Den förlorade barndomen: - en studie av sex tidigare fosterbarns upplevelser av vanvård vid placering i samhällsvård
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study has been to describe and analyze how former foster children experienced foster care which have been filled with maltreatment and neglect and how this has influenced their adult life when it comes to health, education and relationships. We also wanted to study how the former foster children coped with their placement. Furthermore we wanted to study whether there has been any turningpoints during their growth. Finally we wanted to describe how the former foster children experienced the authorities control. To make the purpose of this study complete we chose to use qualitative interviews with six former foster children as our research method. When we analyzed the results we used developmentalpsychopathology, sense of coherence and earlier research. Our results shows that former foster children who have been maltreated and neglected in foster care have health problems, both mental and physical, they enter adolescence with low education and they have problems with close relationships. Our results also shows that former foster children who have been in foster care for a longer timer tend to have lower Sense of coherence. Furthermore our study shows that our interviewees are satisfied with their lives today.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 71 p.
Keyword [en]
foster children, foster home, maltreatment, neglect, sexual abuse, foster care
Keyword [sv]
fosterbarn, vanvård, fosterhem, institution, familjehem, barndom, samhällsvård, sexuella övergrepp, barnmisshandel, brister i omsorgen
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-74673OAI: diva2:511097
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-04-03 Created: 2012-03-20 Last updated: 2012-04-03Bibliographically approved

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