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Näsman, E. (2019). Professionals do not invite children to disclose family problems: A comment. Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 36(3), 305-307
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Professionals do not invite children to disclose family problems: A comment
2019 (English)In: Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, ISSN 1455-0725, E-ISSN 1458-6126, Vol. 36, no 3, p. 305-307Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2019
Keywords
children, disclosure, interview study, parental substance abuse, parentification
National Category
Substance Abuse
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-390009 (URN)10.1177/1455072519847904 (DOI)000471689700009 ()
Available from: 2019-08-05 Created: 2019-08-05 Last updated: 2019-08-05Bibliographically approved
Näsman, E. (2019). When children with substance-abusing parents grow up and become parents themselves: A commentary. Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 36(3), 302-304
Open this publication in new window or tab >>When children with substance-abusing parents grow up and become parents themselves: A commentary
2019 (English)In: Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, ISSN 1455-0725, E-ISSN 1458-6126, Vol. 36, no 3, p. 302-304Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2019
Keywords
childhood adversities, long-term harm, parental substance abuse, parentification, parenting
National Category
Substance Abuse
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-390008 (URN)10.1177/1455072519847915 (DOI)000471689700008 ()
Available from: 2019-08-05 Created: 2019-08-05 Last updated: 2019-08-05Bibliographically approved
Heimer, M., Näsman, E. & Palme, J. (2018). Vulnerable children's rights to participation, protection, and provision: The process of defining the problem in Swedish child and family welfare. Child & Family Social Work, 23(2), 316-323
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vulnerable children's rights to participation, protection, and provision: The process of defining the problem in Swedish child and family welfare
2018 (English)In: Child & Family Social Work, ISSN 1356-7500, E-ISSN 1365-2206, Vol. 23, no 2, p. 316-323Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study addresses the relationship between children's participation and the protection and provision offered to them by social services in Sweden. It applies a theoretical framework for analysing child welfare that is anchored in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. How child participation may affect child protection and provision is examined empirically using case documentation from 2 municipalities. The main finding is that when children are not given voice or opportunity to influence the framing of what the problem is, the design of protection and care tends to be poorly matched to the actual problems documented in the child investigation and vice versa; when children can influence framing, this is associated with well-matched protection and care. This suggests that traditional child welfare ethos, to the effect that protection should be of such overriding concern that children even should be protected from participation, is misguided. The study further illustrates the intrinsic problems with the family orientation of Swedish social services and its reliance on partnership with parents, which makes it difficult to live up to the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Incorporating child participation into existing service models can transform Swedish social services to an augmented child-focused system that by ensuring participation also promotes protection and provision.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
WILEY, 2018
Keywords
child abuse (neglect), child protection, child welfare, child-centred research, children's participation, children's rights
National Category
Social Work Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-356189 (URN)10.1111/cfs.12424 (DOI)000430665900022 ()
Available from: 2018-07-31 Created: 2018-07-31 Last updated: 2018-07-31Bibliographically approved
Alexanderson, K. & Näsman, E. (2017). Barns upplevelser när föräldrars missbruk upphört: "Alltså det är svårt att må bra igen". Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 34(5), 400-414
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Barns upplevelser när föräldrars missbruk upphört: "Alltså det är svårt att må bra igen"
2017 (Swedish)In: Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, ISSN 1455-0725, E-ISSN 1458-6126, Vol. 34, no 5, p. 400-414Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

Artikeln bygger på intervjuer med 15 barn till föräldrar med  missbruksproblem.  Syfte: Att bidra till fördjupad förståelse av barns situation, när en förälders missbruk upphört. Metod: En explorativ intervjustudie med barndomssociologi och symbolisk interaktionism som teoriram. Resultat: Att missbruket upphört ger barn utrymme att känna efter hur de mår, att reflektera över missbrukets påverkan på deras hälsa och personlighet och att försöka förändra sig och sitt liv. Deras behov av bearbetning kan kvarstå lång tid. Det kan ta tid och vara svårt att bygga upp relationen till föräldern. Barn kan känna omsorgsansvar men också misstro och oro för återfall. Tonåringen kan dock se en möjlighet att gå vidare med sitt eget liv. Om missbruket bara upphör för en av två föräldrar med missbruksproblem  är barn fortfarande berörda av missbruk. Konklusion: Barns behov av bearbetning i relation till föräldrarna kan både ta och kvarstå lång tid oavsett om barnet bor med föräldern eller inte.  Barnen kan både behöva hjälp för egen del och i relation till föräldern. Det ska vara påbjudet att professionella arbetar med ett familjeperspektiv, oavsett organisatoriska uppdelningar och oavsett om förälder och barn bor ihop eller ej. Det kräver strukturer, rutiner och resurser för samverkan över organisatoriska gränser.

Abstract [en]

This article is based on interviews with fifteen children, whose parents have addiction problems. Purpose: To contribute to in-depth understanding of children’s situation when parents have ceased abusing drugs or alcohol. Method: An explorative interview study with childhood sociology and symbolic interactionism as theoretical framework. Outcome: The end of the abuse gives children space to feel how they feel, to reflect on the impact of the addiction on their health and personality, and to try changing themselves and their lives. Their need for processing may last for a long time. It can take time and be difficult to build up the relationship with the parent. Children can still feel care responsibility but also distrust and worry about relapses. However, teenagers can see opportunities to move on with their own life. If the abuse ends only for one of two parents with addiction problems, children are still affected by addiction. Conclusion: Children's need for processing in relation to the parents can both be time consuming and last for a long period of time, regardless of if the child lives with the parent or not. Children may need help for their own part but also in relation to the parent. Professionals should be encouraged to work with a family perspective, regardless of organizational divisions and if parents and children live together or not. This requires structures, procedures and resources for collaboration across organizational boundaries.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2017
Keywords
children as next of kin, young carers, parents with addiction problems, parentification, childhood sociology, barn som anhöriga, barndomssociologi, föräldrafiering, föräldrar med missbruksproblem
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-333091 (URN)10.1177/1455072517732277 (DOI)000419506600005 ()
Projects
Barn i missbruksmiljö
Funder
Public Health Agency of Sweden
Available from: 2017-11-06 Created: 2017-11-06 Last updated: 2018-02-16Bibliographically approved
Alexanderson, K. & Näsman, E. (2017). Children´s experiences of the role of the other parent when one parent has addiction problems. Paper presented at International Symposium on Harm to Others, Helsinki, FINLAND, SEP, 2015. Drugs: education prevention and policy, 24(1), 32-39
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2017 (English)In: Drugs: education prevention and policy, ISSN 0968-7637, E-ISSN 1465-3370, Vol. 24, no 1, p. 32-39Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper concerns children's and young people's accounts about the situation when one parent is misusing substances but the other parent is not. Earlier research on the other parent is scarce and fragmented. The aim of the paper is to discuss the role of the other parent from a child perspective. The results are based on qualitative analysis of interviews with 23 children who had one parent who misused substances while the other parent, according to public knowledge, did not. The main finding is that the other parent is a source of support, help and protection to some children, but difficulties may reduce the other parent's ability to protect the children. Moreover, the challenges differ in the situations before and after the parents' separation. The conclusion underlines the importance of taking a family perspective, working with the whole family and seeking solutions that take into account all persons of importance to the children's welfare. It cannot be taken for granted that the other parent is able to protect the children. A careful assessment of the children's living conditions is warranted and that assessment should include listening to the children.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis: , 2017
Keywords
Substance misuse, harm to other, children as carers, the other parent, family problems
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-304473 (URN)10.1080/09687637.2016.1218824 (DOI)000392731200006 ()
Conference
International Symposium on Harm to Others, Helsinki, FINLAND, SEP, 2015
Available from: 2016-10-05 Created: 2016-10-05 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved
Näsman, E. & Alexanderson, K. (2017). Föräldrar med missbruksproblem: möten mellan barns och föräldrars perspektiv. Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, 94(4), 447-456
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2017 (Swedish)In: Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, ISSN 0037-833X, Vol. 94, no 4, p. 447-456Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

Intervjuer har genomförts med barn och deras föräldrar med missbruksproblem. Syftet är att få fördjupad kunskap om hur barnens och den missbrukande förälderns respektive perspektiv förhåller sig till varandra. Genomgående framgår att likheter och skillnader mellan föräldrars och barns perspektiv varierar mellan familjerna, men samtidigt finns vissa tendenser. Barnen berättar om mer avvikande beteenden under berusningen och om mer allvarliga följder som överdoser, suicidförsök, övergivenhet, våld och hot m.m. Vidare framstår barnens aktörskap mer i deras berättelser än i föräldrarnas. Kanske behöver det gå en tid efter att missbruket upphört innan en förälder kan se konsekvenserna av sitt missbruk för barnen. Barnpositionen ger ett annat perspektiv och barnen har inte samma anledning att förminska missbrukets negativa påverkan.

Abstract [en]

Parents with substance abuse problems and their children were interviewed, aiming at in-depth knowledge of how perspectives of children and their parents relate to one another. Family patterns of similarities and differences between parents’ and children’s perspectives vary, but there are also certain tendencies. Children describe more deviant behavior of their parent during intoxication and more serious consequences such as overdoses, suicide attempts, abandonment, violence and threats, etc. Children's agency is also more visible in the children’s interview. Maybe more time has to pass after the abuse has stopped before parents can see the consequences of their addiction for the children. The child’s position provides a different perspective and children do not have the same reason to reduce negative impact of the abuse.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: , 2017
Keywords
Substance misuse, child perspective, parent perspective, children as actors, family problems, parentification, missbruk, barnperspektiv, föräldraperspektiv, barn som aktörer, familjeproblem, föräldrafiering
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-333053 (URN)
Projects
Barn i missbruksmiljö
Funder
Public Health Agency of Sweden
Available from: 2017-11-06 Created: 2017-11-06 Last updated: 2017-11-08Bibliographically approved
Alexanderson, K., Hammerin, A., Lind, S., Malmberg, K., Näsman, E. & Stenhammar, C. (2017). Shit, den här människan bryr sig om mig!: Om skolans förmåga att upptäcka och ge stöd till elever som växerupp med föräldrar som har missbruksproblem. Uppsala
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Shit, den här människan bryr sig om mig!: Om skolans förmåga att upptäcka och ge stöd till elever som växerupp med föräldrar som har missbruksproblem
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2017 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: , 2017
Keywords
barn, skola, föräldrar med missbruksproblem, barn som anhöriga
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-335427 (URN)978-91-506-2673-5 (ISBN)
Projects
Skol-BIM
Funder
Public Health Agency of Sweden
Available from: 2017-12-05 Created: 2017-12-05 Last updated: 2018-01-18Bibliographically approved
Näsman, E. & Ponton von Gerber, C. (2016). Krigsbarn på skåneslottet: Mammor och barn berättar om åren 1939-1948. (1000ed.). Malmö: Roos & Tegnér
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Krigsbarn på skåneslottet: Mammor och barn berättar om åren 1939-1948.
2016 (Swedish)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Roos & Tegnér, 2016. p. 166 Edition: 1000
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-286757 (URN)978-91-87439-24-7 (ISBN)
Funder
Magnus Bergvall Foundation
Available from: 2016-04-21 Created: 2016-04-21 Last updated: 2016-04-21
Fernqvist, S. & Näsman, E. (2016). Välfärdsstatens logik?: Erfarenheter från föräldrar med kognitiva och ekonmiska svårigheter. Socialvetenskaplig tidskrift, 23(1), 1-18
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Välfärdsstatens logik?: Erfarenheter från föräldrar med kognitiva och ekonmiska svårigheter
2016 (Swedish)In: Socialvetenskaplig tidskrift, ISSN 1104-1420, Vol. 23, no 1, p. 1-18Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-302518 (URN)
External cooperation:
Available from: 2016-09-05 Created: 2016-09-05 Last updated: 2017-11-21
Alexanderson, K., Näsman, E., Fernqvist, S. & Kihlgård, J. (2015). Att se barn som anhöriga. In: Järkestig Berggren, Ulrika; Magnusson, Lennart & Hansson, Elisabet (Ed.), Att se barn som anhöriga: om relationer, interventioner och omsorgsansvar (pp. 21-42). Kalmar och Växjö: Nationells komptenscentrum anhöriga och Linnéuniversitetet
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2015 (Swedish)In: Att se barn som anhöriga: om relationer, interventioner och omsorgsansvar / [ed] Järkestig Berggren, Ulrika; Magnusson, Lennart & Hansson, Elisabet, Kalmar och Växjö: Nationells komptenscentrum anhöriga och Linnéuniversitetet , 2015, p. 21-42Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kalmar och Växjö: Nationells komptenscentrum anhöriga och Linnéuniversitetet, 2015
Series
Barn som anhöriga ; 2015:6
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-262996 (URN)978-91-87731-26-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-09-23 Created: 2015-09-23 Last updated: 2016-05-27
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