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Hoppstadius, H., Olofsson, N. & Espvall, M. (2020). Professional Knowledge on Violence in Close Relationship in Swedish Social Services. Journal of social service research
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Professional Knowledge on Violence in Close Relationship in Swedish Social Services
2020 (Engelska)Ingår i: Journal of social service research, ISSN 0148-8376, E-ISSN 1540-7314Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Violence in close relationships (VCR) is a major social problem, and calculations indicate that every third woman globally has been subjected to VCR at some point in her life. Given the extent of the problem, it is likely that many social workers will meet victims of violence in their daily work. Their knowledge on VCR are therefore of great importance. The aim of this study was to examine the professional knowledge on VCR among social workers in the Swedish social services. The results are based on a survey answered by 153 social workers in three Swedish municipalities. The results revealed that in social workers’ acquisition of knowledge, they value professional experience and education the most. Around 70 percent stated that they lack knowledge on several topics related to VCR, such as the special needs of targeted groups. In order for social workers to maintain a high professionalism in their work with VCR educational efforts are required, it is also necessary to provide time and conditions for supervision and critical reflection in ongoing work. An important area for future research is to examine how social work education addresses these issues, the conditions for continuing education and training in the social service. 

Nyckelord
education, guidelines, knowledge, social services, Social workers
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-38652 (URN)10.1080/01488376.2020.1725219 (DOI)000513970600001 ()2-s2.0-85079720399 (Scopus ID)
Tillgänglig från: 2020-03-16 Skapad: 2020-03-16 Senast uppdaterad: 2020-03-16Bibliografiskt granskad
Espvall, M. (2018). Professional strategies and neoliberal challenges in Swedish social work practice. In: M. Kamali and J.H Jönsson, (eds.) (Ed.), Neoliberalism, Nordic welfare states and social work: Current and future challenges (pp. 148-158). London and New York: Routledge
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Professional strategies and neoliberal challenges in Swedish social work practice
2018 (Engelska)Ingår i: Neoliberalism, Nordic welfare states and social work: Current and future challenges / [ed] M. Kamali and J.H Jönsson, (eds.), London and New York: Routledge, 2018, s. 148-158Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Refereegranskat)
Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
London and New York: Routledge, 2018
Serie
Routledge Advances in Social Work
Nationell ämneskategori
Socialt arbete
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-34017 (URN)978-1-138-08430-8 (ISBN)978-1-315-11183-4 (ISBN)
Tillgänglig från: 2018-07-03 Skapad: 2018-07-03 Senast uppdaterad: 2020-03-25Bibliografiskt granskad
Hoppstadius, H. & Espvall, M. (2017). Framings of violence and abused women in Sweden: A discourse analysis of policy documents. In: : . Paper presented at "Violence and Society" International Conference 18 mars 2017 - Warsaw, Poland.
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Framings of violence and abused women in Sweden: A discourse analysis of policy documents
2017 (Engelska)Konferensbidrag, Muntlig presentation med publicerat abstract (Refereegranskat)
Abstract [en]

Violence against women does not exist in a vacuum, it is a multi-layered problem affecting many areas of society. The violence is situated in a context where different discourses express society’s view of the problem. During the past decade, work with domestic violence has intensified in Sweden, using an action plan adopted by the Swedish government 2007 as starting point. The plan is called: “Action plan for combating men’s violence against women, violence and oppression in the name of honour and violence in same-sex relationships” (Skr 2007/08:39). In the action plan, the government highlights groups of women that could be particularly vulnerable when it comes to violence in close relationships; disabled women, elderly women, women with substance abuse and addiction problems, women with a foreign background and victims of honour related violence and repression.  However, many researchers point out that dividing people into categories can lead to stigmatization and discrimination, as categories are rarely value-neutral. In this study, I carried out a critical discourse analysis of five different policy documents based on this action plan. The purpose of the documents is to increase the Swedish social services’ knowledge about violence against women, and the purpose of analysing these documents was to examine the framing of violence and abused women from an intersectional perspective.

Nationell ämneskategori
Socialt arbete
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-30503 (URN)
Konferens
"Violence and Society" International Conference 18 mars 2017 - Warsaw, Poland
Tillgänglig från: 2017-03-24 Skapad: 2017-03-24 Senast uppdaterad: 2017-12-20Bibliografiskt granskad
Espvall, M. & Dellgran, P. (2016). For better or for worse?: Transformation of social network relations due to long-term illness. European Journal of Social Work, 19(5), 795-813
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>For better or for worse?: Transformation of social network relations due to long-term illness
2016 (Engelska)Ingår i: European Journal of Social Work, ISSN 1369-1457, E-ISSN 1468-2664, Vol. 19, nr 5, s. 795-813Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper explores whether, and if so how, long-term illness affects and changes personal social relations and how these transformations are related to diagnosis, length of the sick leave, age and gender. It is based on qualitative in-depth interviews (N = 10) and a broader representative survey among long-term ill people (n = 319). The results reveal that illness affects the social relationships in both positive and negative directions. On the one hand, the proximity and mobilization of support from family and friends increases during the period of illness and new relationships are included in the networks. On the other hand, the distance within some relationships increases, and some disappear or become less support-rewarding. While the need for social relationships seems, for the majority, to be essential and constant, the results show that the circle of close personal relationships is shifting and that emotional intensity and reciprocal exchange vary.

Nyckelord
social network, social support, long-term illness, social work
Nationell ämneskategori
Samhällsvetenskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-26405 (URN)10.1080/13691457.2015.1057107 (DOI)000385811100014 ()2-s2.0-84939825380 (Scopus ID)
Projekt
Reciprocitet i förändring. Om informellt ekonomiskt och annat stöd i samband med långtidssjukskrivning
Forskningsfinansiär
Vetenskapsrådet, 421-2005-1380
Anmärkning

Published online 21 Aug 2015

Tillgänglig från: 2015-12-11 Skapad: 2015-12-11 Senast uppdaterad: 2017-12-01Bibliografiskt granskad
Ghazanfareeon Karlsson, S. & Espvall, M. (2016). Intimacy and obligations in LAT relationships in late life. In: Jamila Bookwala (Ed.), Couple relationships in the middle and later years: Their nature, complexity, and role in health and illness (pp. 77-94). Washington: American Psychological Association (APA)
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Intimacy and obligations in LAT relationships in late life
2016 (Engelska)Ingår i: Couple relationships in the middle and later years: Their nature, complexity, and role in health and illness / [ed] Jamila Bookwala, Washington: American Psychological Association (APA), 2016, s. 77-94Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Refereegranskat)
Abstract [en]

In this chapter, we discuss how new forms of intimate relationships among older adults, exemplified by living-apart-together relationships (LAT) relationships, challenge family obligations, especially under Swedish conditions and its welfare state arrangement of eldercare. By analyzing motives and social constructions of LAT relationships, the overall aim is to explore how expectations of informal caring affect intimacy and obligations in older adults’ LAT relations. Consistent with our aim we give particular emphasis to strategies involved when partners are dealing with expectations of care and support.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Washington: American Psychological Association (APA), 2016
Nationell ämneskategori
Samhällsvetenskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-29518 (URN)10.1037/14897-005 (DOI)9781433822094 (ISBN)1433822091 (ISBN)
Tillgänglig från: 2016-12-16 Skapad: 2016-12-12 Senast uppdaterad: 2018-08-16Bibliografiskt granskad
Svensson, J., Jönsson, J. H., Israelsson, M., Kamali, M., Kaffrell-Lindahl, A., Espvall, M., . . . Hedman, Å.-H. (2016). Socialtjänsten ska inte fungera som angivare. Svenska Dagbladet
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Socialtjänsten ska inte fungera som angivare
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2016 (Svenska)Övrigt (Övrig (populärvetenskap, debatt, mm))
Ort, förlag, år, sidor
Svenska Dagbladet, 2016
Serie
Svenska Dagbladet
Nationell ämneskategori
Socialt arbete
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-29857 (URN)
Tillgänglig från: 2017-01-12 Skapad: 2017-01-12 Senast uppdaterad: 2017-12-20Bibliografiskt granskad
Ghazanfareeon Karlsson, S. & Espvall, M. (2015). Intimacy and obligations in LAT relationships among the elderly - New challenges for the Welfare State.. In: : . Paper presented at Conference ESA 2015 Prague. Session RN01S02: Ageing, Policies and Inequalities 26-28/8-2015.
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Intimacy and obligations in LAT relationships among the elderly - New challenges for the Welfare State.
2015 (Engelska)Konferensbidrag, Enbart muntlig presentation (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
Nationell ämneskategori
Samhällsvetenskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-26408 (URN)
Konferens
Conference ESA 2015 Prague. Session RN01S02: Ageing, Policies and Inequalities 26-28/8-2015
Tillgänglig från: 2015-12-11 Skapad: 2015-12-11 Senast uppdaterad: 2018-10-31Bibliografiskt granskad
Espvall, M. & Jobe Andersson, I. (2015). Photovoice in social work field practice.. In: : . Paper presented at SWSD 2015 Conference, East London South Africa. 4 – 7 October..
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Photovoice in social work field practice.
2015 (Engelska)Konferensbidrag, Poster (med eller utan abstract) (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
Nationell ämneskategori
Samhällsvetenskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-26409 (URN)
Konferens
SWSD 2015 Conference, East London South Africa. 4 – 7 October.
Tillgänglig från: 2015-12-11 Skapad: 2015-12-11 Senast uppdaterad: 2015-12-11Bibliografiskt granskad
Laursen, L. H. & Espvall, M. (2014). Social capital in Gellerup. Journal of Social Inclusion, 5(1), 19-42
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Social capital in Gellerup
2014 (Engelska)Ingår i: Journal of Social Inclusion, ISSN 1836-8808, Vol. 5, nr 1, s. 19-42Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper examines the characteristics of two types of social capital; bridging and bonding social capital among the residents inside and outside a marginalized local community in relation to five demographic features of age, gender, geographical origin and years of residence in the community and in Denmark. The data were collected through a questionnaire, conducted in the largest marginalized high-rise community in Denmark, Gellerup, which is about to undergo an extensive community renewal plan. The study showed that residents in Gellerup had access to bonding and bridging social capital inside and outside Gellerup. Nevertheless, the character of the social capital varied considerably depending on age, geographical origin and years lived in Gellerup. Young residents and people who had lived for many years in Gellerup had more social capital than their counterparts. Furthermore, residents from Arab countries had more bonding relations inside Gellerup, while residents from Northern Europe had more bonding relations outside Gellerup.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Brisbane: School of Arts, Griffith University, 2014
Nationell ämneskategori
Samhällsvetenskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-23812 (URN)
Tillgänglig från: 2014-12-16 Skapad: 2014-12-16 Senast uppdaterad: 2018-10-15Bibliografiskt granskad
Dellgran, P., Espvall, M., das Dores Guerreiro, M. & Mauritti, R. (2012). Crowding out, crowding in or just a matter of transformation?: Informal financial support in Portugal and Sweden. European Journal of Social Work, 15(3), 393-411
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Crowding out, crowding in or just a matter of transformation?: Informal financial support in Portugal and Sweden
2012 (Engelska)Ingår i: European Journal of Social Work, ISSN 1369-1457, E-ISSN 1468-2664, Vol. 15, nr 3, s. 393-411Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

Abstract

This investigation examines the role of informal financial support among university students in two different welfare states, Portugal and Sweden. Using data from a questionnaire (N=525), students´ experiences of receiving loans and gifts, and differences in norms and attitudes toward informal financial support, are explored. The data reveals that the Swedish students receive more financial support in terms of monetary loans and gifts from persons in their social network, while Portuguese students support from their parents to a higher degree is embedded in patterns of living conditions. Furthermore, the interaction processes of exchange of support, for both groups is characterised by reflexivity and complexity, not only framed by resource conditions, but also by relational and situational factors. The results are discussed in the theoretical framework of crowding out/crowding in theories.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Routledge Taylor & Francis group, 2012
Nyckelord
Financial support, social network, crowding out, Portugal, Sweden
Nationell ämneskategori
Socialt arbete
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-12500 (URN)10.1080/13691457.2011.554803 (DOI)000307345800008 ()2-s2.0-84864714497 (Scopus ID)
Projekt
Portuguese and Swedish students experiences of informal financial support exchange
Tillgänglig från: 2010-12-09 Skapad: 2010-12-09 Senast uppdaterad: 2017-12-11Bibliografiskt granskad
Organisationer
Identifikatorer
ORCID-id: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-0872-8210

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