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dc.contributor.authorSvenlin, Anu-Riina
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-08T11:25:58Z
dc.date.available2020-01-08T11:25:58Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.isbn978-951-39-8011-5
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/67160
dc.description.abstractThis study explores the Support Family as a child and family welfare intervention. Support Families are volunteers who provide community-based support to children and parents coping with a range of psycho-social challenges. The child usually spends one weekend a month with a Support Family. The research focuses on informal practice theory, sometimes described in social work as ‘practice wisdom’, that guides the intervention, on the different actors, on the content and effects of the intervention, and on social mechanisms that explain how a relationship develops over time between the two families. The theoretical framework underpinning this study consists of critical realism (CR) and CAIMeR-theory, based on CR. CAIMeR-theory aims to explain direct practice with clients in social work. The research has applied a case study strategy; the case study was carried out in a child welfare unit, in a medium-sized city in Finland. Data was collected from focus group discussions with social workers in child and family welfare, conducted in 2011 (N=6), and from interviews with children, parents and support families (N=15), conducted in 2014. The study explored six different support relationships. Theory-based content analysis has been applied. This study shows that practice theory is complex. Based on the support rela-tionships, critical points in the practice theory are identified, concerning both objec-tives and content of the intervention. Support Family intervention is based on the temporary strengthening of the network. This appears to conflict with one of the main purposes of the intervention - to bring safe and reliable relationships to the child's life. The content of the intervention for the child is based on everyday care, stimulation, exposing the child to alternative role models, interaction between chil-dren, and interaction between child and adult(s). For a parent, the core of the intervention consists of both respite care and a collaborative partnership offered by the Support Family. The study identified three mechanisms. The ‘echo Mechanism’ explains the receipt of support. The ‘mirror Mechanism’ describes how the parent becomes empowered through interactions between themselves and the Support Family. The ‘support-producing context Mechanism’ appears to energise the child and profile the effects, especially of the physical environment as part of the intervention. The study identifies a need to strengthen networks for the child and parent(s) on a more permanent basis.en
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dc.language.isofin
dc.publisherJyväskylän yliopisto
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJYU dissertations
dc.rightsIn Copyright
dc.subjectsosiaalipalvelut
dc.subjecttukiperheet
dc.subjectlastensuojelu
dc.subjectavohuolto
dc.subjectavopalvelut
dc.subjecttukimuodot
dc.subjecttukipalvelut
dc.subjectsosiaalinen tuki
dc.subjectsosiaaliset verkostot
dc.subjectlapset (perheenjäsenet)
dc.subjectvanhemmat
dc.subjectperheet
dc.subjectasiakastyö
dc.subjectsosiaalityöntekijät
dc.subjectkumppanuus
dc.subjectinterventio
dc.subjectperustarpeet
dc.subjectvirikkeet
dc.subjectkriittinen realismi
dc.subjectfokusryhmähaastattelut
dc.subjectryhmähaastattelut
dc.subjecthaastattelut
dc.subjecthaastattelututkimus
dc.subjectsupport family
dc.subjectsupport family intervention
dc.subjectchild welfare
dc.subjectrespite care
dc.subjectcritical realism
dc.subjectCAIMeR-theory
dc.subjectpractice theory
dc.titleKannatteleva ja jännitteinen tukiperhetoiminta : lastensuojelun tukiperhetoiminnan käyttöteoria ja tukisuhteet
dc.typeDiss.
dc.identifier.urnURN:ISBN:978-951-39-8011-5
dc.contributor.yliopistoUniversity of Jyväskyläen
dc.contributor.yliopistoJyväskylän yliopistofi
dc.relation.issn2489-9003
dc.rights.copyright© The Author & University of Jyväskylä
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dc.type.publicationdoctoralThesis
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