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Ylvén, R. & Granlund, M. (2015). Collaborative problem-solving in the context of early Childhood Intervention – the link between problems and goals. Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, 17(3), 221-239
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2015 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, ISSN 1501-7419, E-ISSN 1745-3011, Vol. 17, no 3, p. 221-239Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Swedish Child and Youth Habilitation Services (C-YHS) for children with disabilities and their families' build on regular planning meetings involving families and professionals, and appointments and interventions implemented between meetings. This study explores the content of issues discussed at planning meetings, and the relation between content and activities implemented in everyday interventions. Longitudinal data from five families and their C-YHS-teams were used. Data were analyzed using conventional content analysis. The results illustrate a process with a high degree of correspondence between families' concerns, experienced problems, the formal decisions and the activities they generated. Concerns were focused on the future, and related actions focused on supporting adults in the environment, mostly the parents, thus indirectly relating to the child. Problems were focused on the current situation, and to a larger extent concerned actions directly related to the child. Although a family-centred service, interventions focused on the proximal environment, may be underreported.

National Category
Social Sciences Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-16220 (URN)10.1080/15017419.2013.859175 (DOI)000212519100002 ()2-s2.0-84929654783 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2012-11-23 Created: 2012-11-23 Last updated: 2019-06-26Bibliographically approved
Ylvén, R. (2013). Factors facilitating family functioning in families of children with disabilities: in the context of Swedish habilitation service. (Doctoral dissertation). Stockholm: US-AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Factors facilitating family functioning in families of children with disabilities: in the context of Swedish habilitation service
2013 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

At times it is a challenge for any family to balance resources, abilities, and needs. Challenges that tend to be enhanced when a child has an impairment. Family routines must function and be consistent with the family’s ecology and be meaningful according to the family’s culture. The family’s coping with cultural-environmental, psychosocial, and socioeconomic stresses throughout the diverse phases of the family life cycle has been linked to healthy family functioning. Families that function well and experience health manage to find balance between growth vs. change and stability vs. equilibrium in relation to the exchange between the family as a system and its environment. Families of children with impairments are offered service and support through the Child and Youth Habilitation Services (C-YHS). Earlier only the child was the focus of interventions, but with a family centered perspective the whole family’s well-being is concerned. The overall aim of the thesis is to explore how families of children with impairments use resources aimed to enhance family functioning in relation to challenges in every-day life. This is examined in the context of the support provided by the Child and Youth Habilitation Services (C-YHS). The specific aims were 1) to investigate professionals’ encouragement of parental coping strategies (Study I), 2) to compare the content of issues discussed at the planning meetings with the activities provided by the C-YHS (Study II), 3) to examine the design of a future study focusing on problem solving and how different problem solving styles are related to internal and external resources (Study III) and 4) to explore leisure activities patterns in families of children with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (Study IV). Descriptive and explorative qualitative and quantitative study designs including longitudinal and cross-sectional studies. The main findings were as follows. Coping types and coping strategies (Study I): families used four types of positive coping. The coping type goal-directed problem-focused was used most and this was also the type of coping that was most frequently encouraged by professionals. Families most used coping strategy was values and this was most often related to information and problem solving in professionals responses. Planning meetings and activities implemented (Study II): families concerns and problems raised at planning meetings set the agenda for activities and actions in everyday intervention. Decisions were also made between planning meetings and affected actions and activities performed in everyday intervention. On top of goals decided in planning meetings decisions were related to managing families’ everyday activities. Pilot study (Study III): analyses of quality indicators of the Social Problem Solving Inventory indicated that it would be possible to discriminate between different problem-solving styles using the instrument in this sample. Result concerning the strengths and weaknesses of the planned web-based procedures showed that problems can arise when adapting questionnaires to a web-based survey, that it was a prerequisite that the family had an individual plan to answer many of the questions and that a stop function added had serious consequences for access to the survey if not completed at one point in time. Involvement in leisure activities (Study IV): families of children with profound intellectual multiple disabilities (PIMD) were involved in both core and balance family leisure activities, but to a lesser degree than families of children with typical development. The PIMD group showed a proportionally higher involvement in core family leisure activities than in balance activities compared to families of children with typical development. Conclusions are to encounter stressors families need different coping strategies. Families’ use of coping strategies is facilitated if they are encouraged by professionals that are aware of the families’ values. Families of children with impairments have concerns about the future and problems related to everyday life. When families concerns and problems are considered by professionals and result in actions and activities, the more the problem solving becomes adapted to their actual needs in everyday life. Resources such as coping strategies and problem solving skills are important to make routines function, and also to enhance and enrich leisure activities where the family spends time together. Family functioning is a complex process where internal and external resources are interrelated. In order to guide the process of providing support to family functioning for families of children with impairments there is a further need for comprehensive measurements to capture the complex process of family functioning. In addition research is needed that connects different aspects of the process of support provision to outcomes for the family and child outcomes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: US-AB, 2013
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-21698 (URN)978-91-7549-106-6 (ISBN)
Public defence
2013-04-26, Hörsal H2 grön, Alfred Nobels Allé 23, Huddinge Campus syd, Huddinge, 16:19
Available from: 2013-09-27 Created: 2013-09-27 Last updated: 2015-06-29Bibliographically approved
Ylvén, R. (2012). Collaborative problem-solving in the context of early Childhood Intervention. In: : . Paper presented at Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development: Action and Impact, October 8-12 July 2012, Stockholm, Sweden.
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2012 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-16319 (URN)
Conference
Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development: Action and Impact, October 8-12 July 2012, Stockholm, Sweden
Available from: 2012-11-29 Created: 2012-11-29 Last updated: 2013-11-13Bibliographically approved
Ylvén, R., Granlund, M. & Persson, C. (2012). Problem solving in relation to resources in everyday life in families of children with disabilities: a pilot study.. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 35(2), 102-108
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Problem solving in relation to resources in everyday life in families of children with disabilities: a pilot study.
2012 (English)In: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, ISSN 0342-5282, E-ISSN 1473-5660, Vol. 35, no 2, p. 102-108Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Problem solving is recognized as a skill, helping families of children with disabilities to manage problems in everyday life. Family problem-solving skills may therefore be seen as an important outcome of a child and youth habilitation service. The aim of this pilot feasibility study was to examine the design of a future web-based questionnaire study focusing on problem-solving patterns in relation to resources in families of children with disabilities. The descriptive statistical analyses built on data from 13 families and findings showed an overall satisfactory score distribution for three of the included instruments, whereas two instruments showed floor effects in one third of the items. Findings indicated design problems with data collection related to adapting questionnaires to a web-based survey format and to problems with the stop function that was added. Implementing the main study using web-based surveys needs critical considerations according to the choice of the web tool and the recruitment process.

National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-16186 (URN)10.1097/MRR.0b013e328351089b (DOI)000303668900003 ()22314179 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84861097371 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2012-11-20 Created: 2012-11-20 Last updated: 2019-06-18Bibliographically approved
Ylvén, R. & Granlund, M. (2009). Identifying and building on family strength - A thematis analysis. Infants and young children, 22(4), 253-263
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Identifying and building on family strength - A thematis analysis
2009 (English)In: Infants and young children, ISSN 0896-3746, E-ISSN 1550-5081, Vol. 22, no 4, p. 253-263Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In family-centered intervention, one important issue is to support families’ different ways to manage stress. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether professionals encourage positive coping strategies in families of children with disabilities. Data (videotaped planning meetings and interviews) from 5 families enrolled in intervention programs were used. The data were analyzed deductively by applying theoretical concepts of 4 types of positive coping. Goal-directed problemfocused coping was the most frequently used type of coping, together with spiritual beliefs and practices. Professional encouragement of families’ own strategy to solve problems occurring in everyday life must focus not only on explicit problem solving but also on the use of supplemental coping types.

Keywords
Children with disabilities; families; intervention; positive coping; professionals
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-6806 (URN)10.1097/IYC.0b013e3181bc4d87 (DOI)000270615900003 ()2-s2.0-70349776395 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2009-09-16 Created: 2009-09-16 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved
Ylvén, R. & Wilder, J. (2009). Samverkan med barn och familjer (1ed.). In: Sandberg, Anette (Ed.), Med sikte på förskolan: Barn i behov av stöd (pp. 239-258). Lund: Studentlitteratur
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2009 (Swedish)In: Med sikte på förskolan: Barn i behov av stöd / [ed] Sandberg, Anette, Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2009, 1, p. 239-258Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2009 Edition: 1
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-7892 (URN)978-91-44-05119-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2010-02-09 Created: 2010-02-09 Last updated: 2015-08-12Bibliographically approved
Granlund, M., Björck-Åkesson, E., Wilder, J. & Ylvén, R. (2008). AAC interventions for children in a family environment: – Implementing evidence in practice. Augmentative and Alternative Communication: AAC, 24(3), 207-219
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2008 (English)In: Augmentative and Alternative Communication: AAC, ISSN 0743-4618, E-ISSN 1477-3848, Vol. 24, no 3, p. 207-219Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Interventions that focus on implementing augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) strategies and methods have been available to children in need of AAC and their families for at least 30 years. To date, most of the research that has considered AAC in family settings has been focused on gathering evidence of the effects of AAC interventions, rather than on implementing evidence-based strategies in everyday practice to improve outcomes. The purpose of this article is to discuss the research that has focused on parents as AAC interventionists, the family as a context for AAC intervention, and the effects of AAC interventions on children and other family members. The discussion is framed within the four steps associated with the process of knowledge translation: (a) deciding on desired outcomes of interventions, (b) evaluating evidence of the effectiveness of different AAC methods to obtain the desired outcomes, (c) translating the research evidence into everyday practice, and (d) implementing knowledge in practice.

National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-7896 (URN)10.1080/08990220802387935 (DOI)000259694300003 ()2-s2.0-53449083736 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2010-02-09 Created: 2010-02-09 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved
Jacobsson, E., Ylvén, R. & Moodley, L. (2007). Problem Solving and Positive Family Functioning: Some Reflections on the Literature from a Cross Cultural Point of View. South African Journal of Occupational Therapy, 37(3), 14-17
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Problem Solving and Positive Family Functioning: Some Reflections on the Literature from a Cross Cultural Point of View
2007 (English)In: South African Journal of Occupational Therapy, ISSN 0038-2337, Vol. 37, no 3, p. 14-17Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-5085 (URN)
Available from: 2009-02-10 Created: 2009-02-10 Last updated: 2015-05-19Bibliographically approved
Ylvén, R., Björck-Åkesson, E. & Granlund, M. (2006). Literature Review of Positive Functioning in Families With Children With a Disability. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 3(4), 253-270
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Literature Review of Positive Functioning in Families With Children With a Disability
2006 (English)In: Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, ISSN 1741-1122, E-ISSN 1741-1130, Vol. 3, no 4, p. 253-270Article, review/survey (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-3331 (URN)10.1111/j.1741-1130.2006.00089.x (DOI)
Available from: 2007-04-13 Created: 2007-04-13 Last updated: 2017-12-14Bibliographically approved
Wilder, J. & Ylvén, R. (2004). Legislation vs everyday life for families of children with disabilities. In: Colloque international: Conciliation Famille Handicap: Strasbourg, France, January. Paper presented at Nationell konferens, inbjudna talare.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Legislation vs everyday life for families of children with disabilities
2004 (English)In: Colloque international: Conciliation Famille Handicap: Strasbourg, France, January, 2004Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Social Sciences Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-3235 (URN)
Conference
Nationell konferens, inbjudna talare
Available from: 2007-04-12 Created: 2007-04-12 Last updated: 2013-12-03Bibliographically approved
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ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-8244-1437

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