Research project The notion of family has changed due to changes in demography, ideology and economy. The project investigates how social services deal with "family" and investigates how social workers define and act in relation to family members or the family as a whole depending on the kind of complex needs that are focus of the intervention.
The aim of the study is to describe and analyse how social workers define and practice family-based interventions in relation to groups with complex needs. Specific questions are i) who are the primary receivers of services?, ii) how are means and ends related to the notion of "family", iii) what is the relevance of gender?, iv) is there variation in how "family" is conceptualized between different social service sectors? Interviews will be made with 60 social workers and managers in four Swedish municipalities. Focus groups will be interviewed in five different sectors of the social services.
Finansår , 2011, 2012
huvudman: Lennart Nygren, finansiar: FAS, y2011: 920, y2012: 940,