Skolkuratorers arbete med barn som lider av psykisk ohälsa. : En kvalitativ studie

Detta är en Kandidat-uppsats från Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för socialt arbete (SA); Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för socialt arbete (SA)

Sammanfattning: Mental illness has rapidly increased in Sweden and today around ten procent of swedish children suffers from mental illness. The purpose of this study is to investigate how school curators work with children that suffers from mental illness and how they work preventive with this problem.  The empirical material has been collected through qualitative interviews with six school curators. With the intention of analyzing the empirical data two theoretical framework has been used. Client-oriented and room for maneuver. The results indicates that school curators mainly uses different types of conversations, but also exercises and strategies around self-esteem and indefication of emotions. They also coach the teachers in order to give them tools to identify mental illness among children. It turned out that there are many ways to promote preventive work aimed at children’s mental illness. Giving lectures and performing group exercises on topics related to self-image, bullying and conflict management were common. Lastly the room for maneuver was experienced as quite big among our interviewed school curators. There were factors that could indicate that the room for maneuver is still limited in certain parts of the work. Such as lack of time, laws and governing documents. 

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