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Ensamkommande barns integration och psykiska hälsa: En kvalitativ studie om integrationsarbete och hälsotillstånd baserad på upplevelser av professionella socialarbetare och aktörer från HVB hem.
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to gain a better understanding of the situation among unaccompanied children, with focus on integration and mental health. The method used is a qualitative approach based on six semi-structured interviews of professional social workers and actors from an HVB home. The questions were based on the professionals’ perspective concerning integration and how they help children with their integration process. The analysis is based on system theory, ecological system theory, empowerment and marginalization. The result shows that the professional actors have very little knowledge about the child's past and mental health before the first meeting. The professional actors also express that daily activities are important and appreciated by the unaccompanied children, which is something positive when it comes to their integration process. The collected information reveals that there are various difficulties during the integration process. Several actors mentioned that the children can often face difficulties in their integration such as a long asylum process and language barriers. The conclusion is that these children are affected by traumatic events both in their home country and during their escape to Sweden. The study shows that these children are in a vulnerable situation and that they constantly need to live with a concern about the asylum process, which reduces their motivation for integration. The gathered empiricism shows that the professional worker’s role is huge when it comes to motivating them to integration.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 31
Keyword [en]
Unaccompanied children, social worker, integration, mental health, systems theory, empowerment
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-39066OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-39066DiVA, id: diva2:1201452
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Social Work
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Available from: 2018-05-04 Created: 2018-04-25 Last updated: 2018-05-04Bibliographically approved

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