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Ett lotteri av stöd och hjälp i en organisation för mammor: En intervjustudie om kvinnojourer och deras förutsättningar i arbetet med barn som upplevt våld i familjen
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
A lottery of support and help in an organization for mothers : An interview study about women shelters and their conditions in work with children who have experienced family violence (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to examine women shelters conditions as an organization and how these conditions affect their work with children who have experienced family violence and live in their shelters. In order to achieve a more profound and comprehensive view of the women shelters and their work with these children we selected to execute a qualitative method with semi-structured interviews with collaborators from nine different shelters in Sweden. We found that the women shelter as a non-governmental organization was bicameral and complex where their work with children distinguishes on several areas. We discovered that the women shelters were an organization, affected and formed by its environment. From our empiricism we could distinguish differences on a municipality level where collaborations with schools and social services occur in a resource guided hierarchy which influences the women shelters work with children. The women shelters work also showed to have a focus on the mother, even when they worked with the children. We also found that the shelters work varied in ways of including ideological foundations of moral to its work and therefore where directed and adapting their work with children from different approaches to its working procedures. As a conclusion, women shelters work with children can appear as a lottery of support and help due to its variations in what help the children are offered on their shelters.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 47 p.
Keyword [en]
children, family violence, women shelters, non-government organization (NGO), social work
Keyword [sv]
barn, våld i familjen, skyddade boenden, ideella organisationer, socialt arbete
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-41442OAI: diva2:799032
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Available from: 2015-03-30 Created: 2015-03-28 Last updated: 2015-03-30Bibliographically approved

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