oru.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Settling into a new home as a teenager: about establishing social bonds in different types of foster families in Sweden
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.
2011 (English)In: Children and youth services review, ISSN 0190-7409, E-ISSN 1873-7765, Vol. 33, no 11, p. 2282-2289Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper provides a glimpse into young people's experiences and understandings of everyday life during their initial stages of placement in various types of foster families. The way family interactions strengthen or weaken the social bond between foster youth and foster family is focused upon. In this study the young people in kinship foster families reported the strongest social bonds to their foster families and the adolescents in traditional foster families the weakest. This is in line with previous research. However, youth in network foster families with whom they were not so close prior to placement also reported rather strong social bonds to the foster family, which is not well known. Including network foster families in the study sheds light on the importance of adolescents' active involvement and agency in choosing their foster family. Examples of family interactions which seem to be crucial in strengthening social bonds, also in traditional foster families, are e.g. fair treatment by other family members, mutual family activities, negotiating to find solutions, and, which is not so well known, humorous joking and laughing together. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 33, no 11, p. 2282-2289
Keywords [en]
Everyday life, Foster youth, Family interaction, Social bond, Kinship foster family, Humour
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-20763DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2011.07.016ISI: 000296365500026OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-20763DiVA, id: diva2:474570
Available from: 2012-01-09 Created: 2012-01-09 Last updated: 2020-01-29Bibliographically approved
In thesis
1. Foster youth's sense of belonging in kinship, network, and traditional foster families: an interactive perspective on foster youth's everyday life
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Foster youth's sense of belonging in kinship, network, and traditional foster families: an interactive perspective on foster youth's everyday life
2012 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Örebro: Örebro universitet, 2012. p. 93
Series
Örebro Studies in Social work, ISSN 1651-145X ; 10
National Category
Social Sciences Sociology Social Work
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-20404 (URN)978-91-7668-840-3 (ISBN)
Public defence
2012-01-13, Hörsal L3, Långhuset, Örebro universitet, Fakultetsgatan 1, Örebro, 13:15 (Swedish)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2011-11-21 Created: 2011-11-21 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

Publisher's full text

Authority records BETA

Hedin, LenaBrunnberg, Elinor

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Hedin, LenaBrunnberg, Elinor
By organisation
School of Law, Psychology and Social Work
In the same journal
Children and youth services review
Social Work

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 394 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf