Gymnasielagen - en förlängd tid av ovisshet och osäkerhet : Socialarbetares upplevelser och arbete kring ensamkommande ungdomars psykiska ohälsa
Sammanfattning: This is a qualitative study whose purpose is to investigate social workers experiences and work with unaccompanied adolescents mental health, which is covered by the law SFS 2018:756. The law is based on the fact that unaccompanied adolescents will have the opportunity to study at the high school level. The unaccompanied young people receive a temporary residence permit of 13 months, where certain requirements must be met in order to obtain a permanent residence. Semi-structured interviews was conducted by eight social workers from two municipalities, who works or has worked with the target group.The theories stigma and social constructivism have been used to analyze the study's results. One of the main results shows that the target group is at greater risk of suffering from mental illness according to the interviewees. The respondents believe that this is in the light of the stress, pressure, uncertainty and responsibilities the adolescents take. According to the law, the unaccompanied young people must take responsibility for finding their own housing and managing their finances on their own, unlike other unaccompanied adolescents in Swedish society. The interviewees also believe that the unaccompanied adolescents have different conditions for meeting the requirements of the law. The study also showed that the working methods, conversation and guidance are central to the social workers in this study when working with the target group.
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