Exploring emotional aspects of care and control in social work with children and families - a single case analysis of conversation

Sabine Jørgensen

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    Abstract

    In this article, I explore how emotions are displayed and dealt with on a communicative level in face-to-face encounters between social workers and parents in a child welfare setting. The analysis draws upon detailed analysis of a whole encounter between a social worker and a parental couple who have recently had their new-born daughter placed in foster care. By examining the way emotional stances are expressed and responded to I discuss how orientations toward institutional tasks and goals create constraints for the display, recognition and validation of clients’ emotion displays. I consider the communicative challenges this poses for the parents and the social worker and the implications these may have for the client–worker relationship
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TidsskriftJournal of Social Work Practice
    Vol/bind33
    Udgave nummer4
    Sider (fra-til)385-402
    Antal sider18
    ISSN0265-0533
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - 2019

    Emneord

    • Socialt arbejde og sociale forhold
    • Børn og unge

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