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  • 51.
    Nygren, Lennart
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Book review. Global leaders for social work education. The IASSW presidents 1928-2008, by Friedrich W. Siebel:  2010In: European Journal of Social Work, ISSN 1369-1457, E-ISSN 1468-2664, Vol. 13, no 4, p. 570-573Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 52.
    Nygren, Lennart
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Book Review: I. Harsløf & R. Ulmestig (2013) Changing social risks and social policy responses in the Nordic welfare states. Houndmills, Palgrave Macmillan.2015In: Nordic Social Work Research, ISSN 2156-857X, E-ISSN 2156-8588, Vol. 5, no 3, p. 264-267Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 53.
    Nygren, Lennart
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Social Welfare.
    Bookreview: Analytical Skills for Community Organization Practice: Donna Hardina2006In: European Journal of Social Work, Vol. 9, no 1, p. 117-119Article, book review (Refereed)
  • 54.
    Nygren, Lennart
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Bortenfor forenklingen: om kompleksiteten i barnevernet2017In: Barnevern i et minoritetsperspektiv: sosialt arbeid med barn og familier / [ed] Marianne Rugkåsa, Signe Ylvisaker & Ketil Eide, Oslo: Gyldendal Akademisk, 2017, p. 102-109Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 55.
    Nygren, Lennart
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Granskningssamhället och det sociala arbetet2012In: Socionomen, ISSN 0283-1929, no 4, p. 16-21Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 56.
    Nygren, Lennart
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Håller fattigvårdsskalet på att sluta sig igen?2009In: Den berusade båten: En vänbok till Sune Sunesson, Lund: Arkiv , 2009, p. 199-208Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 57.
    Nygren, Lennart
    Umeå University.
    Kris eller utveckling?: Studier av den sociala välfärden i Umeå kommun under 1990-talet2004Report (Other academic)
  • 58.
    Nygren, Lennart
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Social Welfare.
    Lokal trygghet under omprövning?2004In: Kris eller utveckling?: Studier av den sociala välfärden i Umeå kommun under 1990-talet, Inst för socialt arbete, Umeå universitet och Umeå socialtjänst, UFFE , 2004, p. 7-15Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 59.
    Nygren, Lennart
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Nedläggningen av NCB i Köpmanholmen: en studie av de hushållsekonomiska konsekvenserna1986Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This study deals with the consequences for household economy in connection with unemployment. Various mechanisms that influence the relationship between unemployment and the reception of supplementary benefits are described and analyzed. The labour market, the social insurance system and the adjustment strategies of families are fields of particular interest to this study.

    The economic systems of support that have developed are dominated by the unemployment insurance. Those, whose unemployment benefits have ceased or who for some other reason are not covered by the insurance, have to resort to supplementary benefits. The differences in level between working, receiving unemployment benefits or supplementary benefits can be described in terms of a scale of income. The aspect of the scale varies strongly between different types of families.

    The empirical point of reference for this dissertation is the close-down of a pulp industry (Ncb in Köpmanholmen 130 km south of Umeå in the north of Sweden). The development of those made redundant has been studied with regard to reception of supplementary benefits, income and adjustment strategies. Data about income and supplementary benefits were collected from registers at the local tax charge office and the local administration of social services. 83 out of 444 households were interviewed about adjustment strategies.

    The close-down in question proved to be exceptional in many aspects. The expected "social catastrophe" never occured due to the economic upswing, raised unemployment benefits and ambitious labour market policy efforts, among other things. Only a very small minority of those made redundant have received supplementary benefits after the close-down. This has been the case although many of those made redundant have been removed from the open labour market with a subsequent lowering of their income level.

    Amongst those made redundant many different patterns of adjustment havè been observed. It appears that those who lack work after a couple of years after the close-down are often characterized by passivity, whereas those who have been employed are often characterized by activity. Finally the variation in patterns of adjustment can be seen as a social policy problem. Judging from the results a combination of the institutional and marginal social policy strategies would be desirable. Reform schemes can be suggested that are based on a wish to supplement the preventive and institutional social policy with selective features where the adjustment strategies of families should provide an important resource potential.

  • 60.
    Nygren, Lennart
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Professional Discretion in Welfare Services: Beyond Street-level Bureaucracy2013In: European Journal of Social Work, ISSN 1369-1457, E-ISSN 1468-2664, Vol. 16, no 3, p. 725-727Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 61.
    Nygren, Lennart
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Social Welfare.
    Recension av Stefan Wiklunds avhandling Den kommunala barnavården - om anmälningar, organisation och utfall2007In: Socialvetenskaplig tidskrift, Vol. 14, no 1, p. 67-69Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 62.
    Nygren, Lennart
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Social Welfare.
    Retour au selectivisme?: Les familles suédoises et les politiques sociales des années 902006In: Chômage et solidrité: Les nouvelles inégalités, Academic Press Fribourg, Fribourg , 2006, p. 117-132Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 63.
    Nygren, Lennart
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Social Welfare.
    Review of Phineas Baxandall: Constructing unemployment. The politics of joblessness in East and West2007In: European Journal of Social Work, Vol. 10, no 1, p. 133-135Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 64.
    Nygren, Lennart
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Revitalising communities in a globalising world (ed. by Lena Dominelli)2009In: European Journal of Social Work, ISSN 1369-1457, E-ISSN 1468-2664, Vol. 12, no 2, p. 264-266Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 65.
    Nygren, Lennart
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Risken finns, finns nyttan?: Etikprövningsnämnderna och den kvalitativa forskningen2012In: Etiska dilemman: Forskningsdeltagande, samtycke och utsatthet / [ed] Hildur Kalman & Veronica Löfgren, Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2012, p. 23-38Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 66.
    Nygren, Lennart
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Robust kunskap?: FoU och kunskapsbildningen i socialt arbete2013In: Kunskap i socialt arbete: Om villkor, processer och utmaningar, Stockholm: Natur och kultur, 2013, 2, p. 127-140Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 67.
    Nygren, Lennart
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Sociala strukturer och sociala problem2013In: Perspektiv på sociala problem / [ed] Anna Meeuwisse, Hans Swärd, Stockholm: Natur och kultur, 2013, 2, p. 150-166Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 68.
    Nygren, Lennart
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Sociale strukturer og sociale problemer2014In: Perspektiver på sociale problemer / [ed] Anna Meeuwisse, Hans Swärd, Köbenhavn: Hans Reitzels Forlag, 2014, p. 153-170Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 69.
    Nygren, Lennart
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Socialt arbete i praktik, forskning och utbildning2016In: Socialt arbete: en grundbok / [ed] Anna Meeuwisse, Hans Swärd, Sune Sunesson, Marcus Knutagård, Stockholm: Natur och kultur, 2016, 3, p. 128-145Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 70.
    Nygren, Lennart
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Social Welfare.
    Socialt arbete som ämne2006In: Socialt arbete: en grundbok, Natur & Kultur, Stockholm , 2006, p. 303-318Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 71.
    Nygren, Lennart
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Social Welfare.
    Strukturelle forklaringer på sociale problemer2004In: Perspektiver på sociale problemer, Hans Reiezels forlag, Köpenhamn , 2004, p. 124-140Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 72.
    Nygren, Lennart
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Universiteten och socialtjänstens FoU-enheter - grannar med olika roller2009In: Gott och blandat: Om FoU-miljöer i kommuner, landsting och regioner, Falun: Dalarnas forskningsråd , 2009, p. 127-138Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 73.
    Nygren, Lennart
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Är det något särskilt att forska i socialt arbete?2008In: Att forska i socialt arbete.: Metoder, utmaningar och förhållningssätt., Lund: Studentlitteratur , 2008, p. 15-30Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 74.
    Nygren, Lennart
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Social Welfare.
    Björn, Björn
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Social Welfare.
    Analysis of short reflective narratives: a method for the study of knowledge in social workers' actions2001In: Qualitative Research, Vol. 1, no 3, p. 369-384Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 75.
    Nygren, Lennart
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Social Welfare.
    Björn, Björn
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Social Welfare.
    Qualitative inquiry and evaluation in the begining of a third decade: a response to Michael Quin Patton2002In: Qualitative Social Work, Vol. 1, no 3, p. 285-289Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 76.
    Nygren, Lennart
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Social Welfare.
    Blom, Björn
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Social Welfare.
    Analysis of short reflective narratives: a method for the study of knowledge in social workers’ actions2001In: Qualitative Research, ISSN 1468-7941, Vol. 1, no 3, p. 369-384Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 77.
    Nygren, Lennart
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Social Welfare.
    Blom, Björn
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Social Welfare.
    Bookreview: Evicence-based Practice Manual: Research and Outcome Measures in Health and Human Services: Albert Roberts & Kennart Yeager (Eds)2005In: European Journal of Social Work, ISSN 1369-1457, Vol. 8, no 1, p. 100-102Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 78.
    Nygren, Lennart
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Social Welfare.
    Blom, Björn
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Social Welfare.
    Qualitative Inquiry and Evaluation in the Beginning of a Third Decade: a Response to Michael Quinn Patton2002In: Qualitative Social Work, ISSN 1473-3250, Vol. 1, no 3, p. 285-289Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 79.
    Nygren, Lennart
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Blom, Björn
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Morén, Stefan
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Kunskap i socialt arbete2006In: Kunskap i socialt arbete: om villkor, processer och användning / [ed] Björn Blom, Stefan Morén, Lennart Nygren, Stockholm: Natur & Kultur , 2006, p. 17-30Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 80.
    Nygren, Lennart
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Blom, Björn
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Morén, Stefan
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Kunskapers villkor och användning i socialt arbete2013In: Kunskap i socialt arbete: Om villkor, processer och användning / [ed] Björn Blom, Stefan Morén & Lennart Nygren, Stockholm: Natur och kultur, 2013, 2:a omarb. utgåvan, p. 17-30Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 81.
    Nygren, Lennart
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Edvall Malm, Disa
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Eriksson, Malin
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health.
    Hamreby, Kerstin
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Barnavårdskarriärer: En studie av risktecken och insatser för unga vuxna som varit föremål för omfattande interventioner från socialtjänst, skola och hälso- och sjukvård2015Report (Other academic)
  • 82.
    Nygren, Lennart
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Gümüscü, Ahmet
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Khoo, Evelyn
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Understanding and supporting families with complex needs in Sweden: A review of research and policy2013Report (Other academic)
  • 83.
    Nygren, Lennart
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Hanberger, Anders
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of applied educational science, Umeå Centre for Evaluation Research (UCER).
    Socialt arbete i granskningssamhället2011In: Utvärdering i socialt arbete: Utgångspunkter, modeller och användning / [ed] Björn Blom, Stefan Morén, Lennart Nygren, Stockholm: Natur & Kultur , 2011, 1, p. 300-314Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 84.
    Nygren, Lennart
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Hyvönen, Ulf
    Need, risk and a child's best interests: Explicating key principles in Swedish child welfare and Canadian child protectionArticle in journal (Refereed)
  • 85.
    Nygren, Lennart
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Hyvönen, Ulf
    Research & Development Unit, Ume Social Services, Sweden.
    Khoo, Evelyn
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    The travelling idea of looking after children: conditions for moulding a systematic approach in child welfare into three national contexts--Australia, Canada and Sweden2009In: Australian Social Work, ISSN 0312-407X, E-ISSN 1447-0748, Vol. 62, no 4, p. 491-506Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Looking After Children (LAC) is an approach (care philosophy and working tools) used to assess the psycho-social development of children being cared for by child welfare agencies. It is an international initiative that was developed in England and then travelled and was translated into other contexts, most notably Australia, Canada and Sweden. This paper presents findings from an open-ended question in a survey distributed to social workers and managers using LAC and “cousin” systems in these countries. We asked respondents what advice they would give to others considering implementing these systems. Our qualitative content analyses showed that, regardless of the context, the 257 respondents gave voice to programmatic/normative arguments, reflecting mainly positive attitudes to the systems. However, managers and social workers voiced different arguments in their favour. Managers voiced normative arguments favouring the underlying principles, whereas social workers from all three countries identified the dual needs to remain flexible and to recognise the limitations of the systems, especially at the operational level. Results offer insights into approaches to change management in different contexts.

  • 86.
    Nygren, Lennart
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Janlert, Urban
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Public Health Sciences.
    Norm compliance, life habits and health - a proposal for comparative research2006In: Ecology - Human, 2006, p. 39-41Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 87.
    Nygren, Lennart
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Olofsson, Inger
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Ågren, Per-Olof
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Forskning på gott och ont: En antologi om samhällsvetenskaplig forskningsetik2000Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 88.
    Nygren, Lennart
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Oltedal, Siv
    Universitetet i Stavanger, Norge.
    Constructing a vignette for qualitative comparative family research2015In: Journal of Comparative Social Work, ISSN 0809-9936, E-ISSN 0809-9936, Vol. 10, no 1, p. 1-14Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 89.
    Nygren, Lennart
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Oltedal, Siv
    Universitetet i Nordland, Norge.
    Social workers' understanding of 'family' in child welfare work: an international research approach2014In: Global social transformation and social action: the role of social workers: Social work - social development Volume III / [ed] Sven Hessle, Farnham: Ashgate, 2014, p. 123-127Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 90.
    Nygren, Lennart
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Social Welfare.
    Rönning, R
    Salvesen, I E
    Evaluering av bachelorstudiet i sosialt arbeid2005Report (Other academic)
  • 91.
    Nygren, Lennart
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Social Welfare.
    Soydan, Haluk
    Sociala darba petnieciba un ta atkariba no prakses2005In: Dzives jautajumi: Sociala darba un socialas pedagogijas teorija un prakse, Sociala darba un socialas pedagogijas augstskola 'Attistiba', Riga , 2005, p. 10-24Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 92.
    Nygren, Lennart
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    White, Sue
    University of Sheffield, Department of Sociological Studies.
    Ellingsen, Ingunn T.
    Universitetet i Stavanger, Institutionen för socialt arbete.
    Investigating welfare regime typologies: Paradoxes, pitfalls and potentialities in comparative social work research2018In: Social Policy and Society, ISSN 1474-7464, E-ISSN 1475-3073, Vol. 17, no 4, p. 665-677Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The article reviews the relevance and methodological utility of welfare regime typologies for the study of professional sense-making in social work with families. Focus groups were carried out with social workers in European and Latin American countries representing four different policy regimes. A case vignette was used to elicit social workers’ descriptions of how welfare policy may influence how they understand their work task and the notion of family. The research team identified methodological challenges of general relevance in similar policy-practice studies. There were paradoxes in terms of homogeneity on the regime level vs. heterogeneity within and between national services. Pitfalls appeared in the selection of regime-typical cases, language/cultural barriers, and in deciding organisational level. The article shows that welfare typologies have potentialities in that they may provide a helpful analytical basis for theoretical and practical reasoning in which syntheses between policy and practice can be explored, discussed and challenged.

  • 93.
    Nygren, Lennart
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Wikström, Eva
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Therese Halskovs tid vid Institutionen för socialt arbete vid Umeå universitet2011In: Socialt arbejde gennem 40 år 1970-2010: Rundt om Therese Halskov / [ed] Thomas P. Boje & Marianne Skytte, Köpenhamn: Socialpolitisk Forlag , 2011, 1, p. 95-104Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 94.
    Nyman, Cia
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Blom, Björn
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Nygren, Lennart
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Scheid, Carina
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Korta narrativer som pedagogiskt instrument i socionomutbildningen2008In: Utsikter, avsikter, insikter: universitetspedagogisk konferens i Umeå 27 – 28 februari 2007 / [ed] Mohammad Fazlhashemi och Thomas Fritz, Umeå: Universitetspedagogiskt Centrum, Umeå universitet , 2008, p. 229-244Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Vid institutionen för socialt arbete i Umeå har utarbetats en modell för användning av korta narrativer (berättelser) vid uppföljning av praktikterminen i socionomprogrammet. Detta pedagogiska instrument har sitt ursprung i ett antal tidigare studier om socionomstudenters kunskapsanvändning under studiepraktiken. Socionomstudenter har till uppgift att inför sin avslutande praktikuppföljning skriva en narrativ som beskriver en problematisk händelse under praktikperioden samt den kunskap och de teoretiska redskap man använde för att hantera situationen. Under praktikuppföljningen bearbetar studenterna sina narrativer genom en strukturerad modell för kollegial handledning i grupp. Att använda narrativer i praktikuppföljning har visat sig varau ppskattat av studenterna och vi fortsätter att utveckla användandet av narrativer. I den här texten beskrivs bakgrund, genomförande och ett antal lärdomar. Avslutningsvis diskuteras hur korta narrativer kan användas i andra sammanhang.

  • 95.
    Oltedal, Siv
    et al.
    Universitetet i Stavanger.
    Nygren, Lennart
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Editorial: Families in context2014In: Journal of Comparative Social Work, ISSN 0809-9936, E-ISSN 0809-9936, no 2, p. 1-4Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 96.
    Oltedal, Siv
    et al.
    Universitetet i Stavanger.
    Nygren, Lennart
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Local family definitions matter2015In: Journal of Comparative Social Work, ISSN 0809-9936, E-ISSN 0809-9936, Vol. 10, no 1, p. 1-5Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 97. Oltedal, Siv
    et al.
    Nygren, Lennart
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Private and public families: Social workers’ views on children’s and parents’ position in Chile, England, Lithuania and Norway2019In: Journal of Comparative Social Work, ISSN 0809-9936, E-ISSN 0809-9936, Vol. 14, no 1, p. 115-140Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Social workers around the world work with families and family complexities in their everyday practice. In this cross-national study, we explore social workers’ family intervention practices related to family definitions and functions, and how social workers balance children’s and parents’ rights and social policies in the proper context. Data derives from focus group interviews with child welfare workers from Norway, Lithuania, Chile and England based on discussions of a common fictitious complex family case (vignette). The four countries chosen for this comparative study are examples of four different welfare systems/regimes. The findings related to this broad area of caring topics are related to how the dimensions of a ‘private’ and a ‘public’ family manifest in social work in the four countries. Social workers in Chile and Lithuania refer to the idea of the private family, while their Norwegian counterparts lean more to the public family. English social workers combine public and private family conceptions in their focus groups, reflecting a system that is partly de-familialized.

  • 98.
    Padyab, Mojgan
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Chalak, Hassan
    Nygren, Lennart
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Ghazinour, Mehdi
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Client violence and mental health status among Iranian social workers: A national survey2012In: British Journal of Social Work, ISSN 0045-3102, E-ISSN 1468-263X, Vol. 42, no 1, p. 111-128Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Client violence towards social workers is common and its impact on their practice, physical and psychological health is well documented. The majority of research in this field has emerged from the UK and USA, and is limited in developing countries such as Iran. Thus, the aim was to determine the one-year prevalence of client violence in Iran and its association with the mental health status of social workers. A national survey of 390 social workers from the Centres for Socially Injured People affiliated to the Social Affairs Department of the State Welfare Organisation, Iran, was conducted. The results showed that 67 per cent of Iranian social workers had experienced violence with a considerably higher magnitude of psychological violence than physical violence. Psychological violence was associated with poorer health characterised by physical symptoms, anxiety and sleep disorders, and social dysfunction.

  • 99.
    Padyab, Mojgan
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Richter, Jörg
    Centre for Children and Adolescents Mental Health, Oslo, Norway.
    Nygren, Lennart
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Ghazinour, Mehdi
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Burnout among social workers in Iran: relations to individual characteristics and client violence2013In: Global Journal of Health Science, ISSN 1916-9736, E-ISSN 1916-9744, Vol. 5, no 4Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Social workers are considered a professional group at high risk of burnout. Noticing the insufficient human resource management and understaffed social work centers, Iranian social workers are faced with a considerable level of physical and mental stress, which can lead to burnout. A national study on 390 social workers was conducted. Among social workers, 10.9% had experienced burnout and 17.4% are at risk of developing burnout. Social workers scored higher in burnout if they were dissatisfied with their income, had experienced violence, or had lower self-esteem. Findings are discussed with regard to Iranian context and recommendations for authorities of Iranian state welfare organizations are made.

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    Papadaki, Vasileia
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Social Welfare.
    Nygren, Lennart
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Social Welfare.
    I´ll carry this experience with me throughout ny studies and future career: practice tutorials and students´ views on social work in Greece2006In: Social Work Education, Vol. 25, no 7, p. 710-722Article in journal (Refereed)
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