Indsatstrappens organisatoriske rejse - fra mindset til metodisk værktøj. En udfordring for frontmedarbejdere

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Abstract, European Conference on Social Work Research 2018: Social work in transition: challenges for social work research in a changing local and global world.

The organizational journey of the “indsatstrappen” - from mindset to methodological tool. A challenge to frontline workers.

In Denmark as in other European countries there is considerable political attention to key concepts like preventive work and early detection in relation to vulnerable children and young people. There is an implicit political assumption that preventive work and early detection reduce both the number of children and young people being in vulnerable life circumstances and the level of their vulnerability. The political landscapes seem to get inspired by each other across geographical and contextual boundaries through methods, tools, ideas and mindsets, which successfully have worked in contexts, where they are developed.
The objective of this paper is to discuss the implications of the organizational journey of “indsatstrappen” – from its origin as a mindset used as a platform for choosing adequate interventions especially when placing exposed children and young people in foster families by social workers in a Swedish context to a transformation into a methodological tool used by preschool teachers, teachers, healthcare workers and social workers in the cross disciplinary work in Denmark.
The field includes 4500 employees from the political administrative level, through the professional management level and to the level of the frontline workers, who all directly or indirectly are professionally engaged in vulnerable children and young people and as a consequence of this necessarily must implement “indsatstrappen” in their work as it is decided by the political administration to use “indsatstrappen” as an overlay for professional work with vulnerable children and young people.
Preliminary findings based on qualitative interviews with the political and administrative management in a municipality in Denmark in which the “indsatstrappen” has been implemented as a part of a new policy focusing heavily on prevention and early detection of vulnerabilities indicates that “indsatstrappen” is thought to be a common language for the frontline workers with different professional backgrounds as well as it is thought to be a tool for focusing on actions that minimize interference in the lives of vulnerable children and young people.
Current findings are followed up by 16 individual as well as 12 group interviews with the frontline workers with different professional backgrounds with the purpose of examining the importance of using the “indsatstrappe” as a professional strategy in the performance of their professional core area. Results based on the analyzes from the interviews will be discussed as different perspectives on the frontline workers possibilities to attribute meaning to the translation of “indsatstrappen” from mindset to methodological methods, which contributes to new understandings of reasons for barriers between frontline workers rather than new understandings of common language.

Bidragets oversatte titelIndsatstrappens organisatoriske rejse - fra mindset til metodisk værktøj. En udfordring for frontmedarbejdere
Publikationsdato19 apr. 2018
StatusUdgivet - 19 apr. 2018
Udgivet eksterntJa
BegivenhedECSWR 2018: ECSWR (European conference for Social Work) 2018: Social Work in transition: Challenges for Social Work Research in a Changing Local and Global World - Edinburgh
Varighed: 18 apr. 201820 apr. 2018


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  • Socialt arbejde og sociale forhold