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Type of publication: Straipsnis / Article
Author(s): Mockaitytė-Cicilionienė, Milda
Title: Vaiko paėmimo iš šeimos legitimavimo prieštaravimai : socialinio darbuotojo perspektyva
Other Title: The legitimation contradictions of the child removal from a family : the perspective of the social worker
Is part of: Socialinis darbas. Patirtis ir metodai, 2014, nr. 14 (2), p. 79-97
Date: 2014
Abstract: Straipsnyje aptariami vaiko paėmimo iš šeimos legitimavimo prieštaravimai, su kuriais susiduria socialiniai darbuotojai priimdami sprendimą dėl vaiko paėmimo iš šeimos. Atskleidžiami sprendimo prieštaravimai, kylantys dėl teisinių, profesinių ir asmeninių veiksnių sąveikos. Pristatomas empirinis tyrimas, kuriuo siekiama atskleisti, kokią vietą priimant sprendimą paimti vaiką iš šeimos užima įstatymas, atskleidžiama, kaip, priimant sprendimą dėl vaiko paėmimo iš šeimos, reiškiasi ir tarpusavyje sąveikauja asmeniniai, profesiniai ir teisiniai veiksniai.
The aim of the article – to reveal the contradictions of the child removal from a family legitimacy, which emerge in the interaction of legal, professional and personal factors while the social worker makes up the decision concerning the child removal from a family. In some countries the law is one of the main powers in the social work, which gives the opportunity to act: "too little, too late"; "too much, too soon"; "just right" (Braye, Preston Shoot, 2006). The theoretical research concept is based on the critical theory paradigm. It aims to appeal to the critical approach and critical social work. The qualitative approach was chosen for the study. The selected study of using vignettes method element was used for the semi-structured interview questions. The study data was analysed based on the grounded theory strategy. Eight social workers participated in this research. In the initial stage of the study the three main topics were analysed, which later were divided into the categories, revealing the positions expressed by the participants, i.e. a social worker is "a lawyer", a social worker – "a professional" and a social worker "a just woman" showed up. The first position, i.e. "a lawyer" showed that the social workers participating in the decision to remove a child from a family is typical for the legal acts, which establish the provisions of the child custody determination. The aim of the social worker referred as "a professional" is to save the child's biological family and it focuses on the search for the possibilities for children to remain in the family. The position of the social worker as "a just woman" revealed that social workers participating in the decision to remove a child from a family inevitably encounter the emotions, which are painful and lead to the particular professional frustration.
Appears in Collections:Socialinis darbas. Patirtis ir metodai / Social Work. Experience and Methods 2014, nr. 14 (2)

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