Figure 1. Integration of child, family and welfare with CFWR
School of Social Work, Lund University, Box 23, 221 00 LUND, Sweden
Forskningsområdet Barn – familj – välfärd
Child and Family Welfare Research (CFWR)
Child and family welfare is a well-established theme in social work at the School of Social Work, Lund University. Research projects in this field of research have in general their focus on one of the three areas: child – family – welfare. The concept child includes individuals up to age 18 (by way of exception 20) and their childhoods. The concept family includes different compositions of adults with children. The concept welfare includes care provided by the state or another organisation for people in need.
The CFWR at the School of Social Work have different designs and theoretical approaches. The different designs include, for example, prospective and retrospective, comparative and experimental, cross-sectional and longitudinal designs. The theoretical approaches include both inductive and deductive reasoning. The CFWR can be categorised into three categories corresponding to child, family and welfare:
Focus on different childhoods, living conditions and everyday life; children’s rights, perspective and participation; children in vulnerability, at risk or in need; children’s experiences of social work interventions and out-of-home care; the impact of class, gender and ethnicity.
Focus on families with children, cohabitant or separated parents, parenthood in natural, adoptive and foster families; “good enough” parenting and vulnerable families; families with social and mental health problems; parental perspectives on children, care and social work interventions; the impact of class, gender and ethnicity.
Comparative studies of family policy, family practice and child welfare systems, focus on family support programs, foster care and residential care; implementation and outcome of prevention and treatment programs; impact of children’s advocacy centres; assessment and child welfare decisions; professional social work and social worker discretion.
Andersson, Gunvor Disadvantaged children, vulnerable families, child welfare, foster care
Andersson, Malinda Social policy, contruction of families, citizen groups and social problems, social differentiationdiscourse analysis
Heintz, Maria Childhood, children's perspective, peer interaction, group dynamics, social institutions, school
Göransson, Kristina (e-post) Intergenerational obligations and expectations, family policy and practices, ethnographic method, Singapore, Chinese family
Kläfverud, Maria Childrens advocacy center, children's perspective
Lassen, Ann Kristin
Lindén, Gunilla (e-post) Adolescent, separation, object relation, biological parent, foster care
Linderot, Sofia Child, foster home placement with relatives, social workers’ attitude
Martinell Barfoed, Elizabeth Adoption, adoptee, story, narrative analysis, self construction, identity, media analysis
Meeuwisse, Anna Comparative studies of social work and child welfare systems
Ponnert, Lina Legal system, human service organizations, institutional care, children in care, social workers, decision-making
Rasmusson, Bodil Childhood, children's rights, assessments in child welfare
Svensson, Kerstin Coercive care, prevention, assessment, implementation, organization, profession
Söderlind, Marie Child and family treatment