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Barn i skuggan av barnperspektivet: En studie om syskons inkludering vid insatser till familjer där barn har en funktionsnedsättning
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Science has shown that siblings to children with a disability are affected by the family situation. The siblings often let their own needs and requests come secondary to their family members. This study illustrates how different professionals, who keep in contact with families with a disabled child, works with its siblings. The purpose with this study was to see how professionals, working as administrators, counselors at the habilitation and kin supporters in the region of Kalmar, include siblings while working with the families. Representatives from the professionals have been interviewed with a semi structured interview manual.

The result showed that professionals have various opinions how siblings are affected by the family situation. Mutually, none of the professionals meet the siblings to listen to their view, instead they listen to the parents for information. The children´s convention is therefore not lived up to by the organizations. Our result shows an absence of a child´s perspective in the professionals work with siblings to children with a disability.

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Keyword [en]
siblings, disability, child’s perspective, systems theory, codependency, habilitation
Keyword [sv]
syskon, funktionsnedsättning, barnperspektiv, systemteori, medberoende, habilitering
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-27239OAI: diva2:633866
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Available from: 2013-07-05 Created: 2013-06-27 Last updated: 2013-07-05Bibliographically approved

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