Engagerad fixare eller ytterligare en person som ”bara pratar”? Mödrars röster om samordnare i ungdomsvården

Translated title of the contribution: Committed Fixer or Yet Another Person who "only talks"? Mothers` Voices on the Juvenile Care Coordinator in Sweden

Goran Basic

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to analyze how mothers with children placed in Swedish juvenile homes interpret, define and perceive, on the one hand, the project “Motverka Våld och Gäng” meaning “Counteract Violence and Gangs”, and on the other hand the role of the Coordinators employed in this project.

The mothers who were interviewed spoke about some Coordinators that they appreciated. They then paint different pictures of appreciated Coordinators. These includes Coordinators who possess the power to, for example, “check out the Social Service” and Coordinators without power who never-the-less are appreciated. The Coordinators who are described in a positive way are also seen as actors that are dedicated. They often call the mothers, they fight for their children and succeed in making absent fathers more committed.

The mothers whose stories contain criticism towards the Coordinators often criticize the other involved actors. The criticism itself isn’t only focused on the Coordinator but rather on the context in which the Coordinator is a part. When the Coordinator is criticized explicitly, the description partly projects the picture of the Coordinator as absent from the care-giving chain.
Translated title of the contributionCommitted Fixer or Yet Another Person who "only talks"? Mothers` Voices on the Juvenile Care Coordinator in Sweden
Original languageSwedish
Publisher[Publisher information missing]
Number of pages54
Volume2009:4
ISBN (Print)91-7267-302-8
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

NameResearch reports / Network for Research in Criminology and Deviant Behaviour at Lund University
Volume2009:4

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)

Keywords

  • mödrar
  • jämförelse
  • allians
  • vi/de
  • balansering
  • kamprekvisita
  • projekt
  • samordnare
  • sociology
  • sociologi
  • subvention

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