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Bergnéhr, D. (2018). Adapted fathering for new times – refugee men’s caring and domestic practices during resettlement. In: : . Paper presented at 19th Nordic Migration Research Conference, 'New (Im)mobilities: Migration and Race in the Era of Authoritarianism', 15–17 August 2018, Norrköping, Sweden.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Adapted fathering for new times – refugee men’s caring and domestic practices during resettlement
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The present paper explores Middle Eastern men’s narratives on everyday family life and fatherhood in Sweden. The analysis is based on individual interviews and diary notes. Swedish society differs from Middle Eastern societies in many respects; it offers comprehensive rights to extensive social welfare benefits, but also demands that newly arrived migrants participate in language studies, accept trainee positions, and actively search for employment. These requirements apply to mothers as well as fathers. Life in Sweden is challenging for refugees; many face long-term unemployment and welfare dependence. The present analysis shows how Syrian and Iraqi fathers’ downward social mobility, with radically changed material and financial means, influences their caring and domestic practices. In part, they take on ‘female’ duties and share chores with their spouse more equally. The study illuminates that fathering is dynamic and prone to change; (migrant) men adjust their strategies to provide the best possible circumstances and future prospects for their children. This challenges the notion that (migrant) fathering and masculinity are fixed.

National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-42596 (URN)
Conference
19th Nordic Migration Research Conference, 'New (Im)mobilities: Migration and Race in the Era of Authoritarianism', 15–17 August 2018, Norrköping, Sweden
Available from: 2019-01-11 Created: 2019-01-11 Last updated: 2019-01-11Bibliographically approved
Bergnéhr, D. & Cekaite, A. (2018). Adult-initiated touch and its functions at a Swedish preschool: Controlling, affectionate, assisting and educative haptic conduct. International Journal of Early Years Education, 26(3), 312-331
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Adult-initiated touch and its functions at a Swedish preschool: Controlling, affectionate, assisting and educative haptic conduct
2018 (English)In: International Journal of Early Years Education, ISSN 0966-9760, E-ISSN 1469-8463, Vol. 26, no 3, p. 312-331Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The present study examines adult–child touch and its functions in a Swedish preschool (for 1 to 5-year-old children). The data are naturalistic observations and video-recorded data of everyday preschool activities. The study describes the frequently occurring functions of educators’ haptic conduct (control, affectionate, affectionate-control, assisting and educative touch), discussing them in relation to the children's age, gender and type of the preschool activity. It reveals the complexity of touch, demonstrating that physical contact is used for a variety of purposes in the educators’ daily work. The educators employed touch without force, and the children did not respond with explicit and forceful resistance (such as pushing back or otherwise protesting). Adult-initiated haptic behaviour served a continuum of social purposes – from social–relational work, such as establishing and building affectively positive, caring, social relations, to practical and educative organisational efforts to manage the complex and busy preschool life. The distribution of adult–child touch categories brings attention to the bodily aspects of the early childhood educational setting and highlights some of the ways in which the requirements of the Swedish curriculum for Preschool and its focus on educare are actualised in the educators’ embodied conduct.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2018
Keywords
Adult–child interactions, touch, early childhood education, educare, embodiment
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-37844 (URN)10.1080/09669760.2017.1414690 (DOI)000438544900008 ()2-s2.0-85039171349 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 742-2013-7626
Available from: 2017-11-09 Created: 2017-11-09 Last updated: 2018-08-22Bibliographically approved
Cekaite, A. & Bergnéhr, D. (2018). Affectionate touch and care: embodied intimacy, compassion and control in early childhood education. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 26(6), 940-955
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Affectionate touch and care: embodied intimacy, compassion and control in early childhood education
2018 (English)In: European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, ISSN 1350-293X, E-ISSN 1752-1807, Vol. 26, no 6, p. 940-955Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Relational care, interpersonal intimacy and emotional attunement are crucial for children's development and wellbeing in ECEC. The present study examines how they are enacted in a Swedish preschool (for 1-5-year-olds) through recurrent adult-child physical conduct, i.e. affectionate and affectionate-controlling touch. The data consist of 24 hours of video-recorded observations of everyday activities. The study shows that educators' Affectionate-Comforting touch was used for emotion regulation as compassionate response to children's distress; Amicable touch engaged children in spontaneous affection; and, Affectionate-Controlling touch was used to mildly control and direct the child's bodily conduct and participation in preschool activities, or to mitigate the educators' verbal disciplining. The study demonstrates the emotional complexity of ECEC enacted through the practices of haptic sociality. It supports the holistic policies arguing that embodied relational care should be integrated in ECEC, contrary to ideas that connect professionalism with emotional distance and lack of physical contact.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2018
Keywords
Early childhood education, touch, relational care, intimacy, compassion
National Category
Pediatrics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-41984 (URN)10.1080/1350293X.2018.1533710 (DOI)000450458000009 ()2-s2.0-85056081334 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-11-06 Created: 2018-11-06 Last updated: 2019-01-25Bibliographically approved
Cekaite, A. & Bergnéhr, D. (2018). Affectionate touch and care: embodied intimacy, compassion and control in early childhood education. In: : . Paper presented at 28th EECERA Annual Conference, ‘Early Childhood Education, Families and Communities’, Budapest, Hungary, 28th – 31st August 2018. Taylor & Francis (6)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Affectionate touch and care: embodied intimacy, compassion and control in early childhood education
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Relational care, interpersonal intimacy and emotional attunement are crucial for children’s development and wellbeing in ECEC. This study examines how they are enacted in a Swedish preschool (1 to 5-year-olds) through recurrent adult-child touch. Research shows that tactile caregiver – child contact is essential for development and wellbeing. However studies on touch in preschools are scarce. Theories on care, intimacy and embodiment inform the study. Care implies to protect, nurture and train. It is relational, depending on the one-caring as well as the cared-for (Nodding). The study is informed by theories of care and sociocultural perspectives. It is based on video-ethnography (35 hours) of naturally occurring preschool activities. Data were coded into: teacher – child touch and functions of touch. Written consent was obtained from parents and teachers. The person video-recording was sensitive to children’s reactions, and stopped when there were signs of discomfort. The study shows that educators’ Affectionate-Comforting touch was used for emotion regulation as compassionate response to children’s distress, amicable touch engaged children in spontaneous affection. Affectionate-Controlling touches mildly controlled and directed the child’s participation in preschool activities, or mitigated verbal disciplining. They were instrumental as compassionate acts that sustained positive relations in potentially challenging situations. The study supports the holistic policies arguing that embodied relational care should be integrated in ECEC, since they provide a fruitful connection between intimacy based social relations children experience in families, and in early childhood education, in contrast to ideas that connect professionalism with emotional distance and lack of physical contact.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2018
Keywords
early childhood education, relational care, educator-child touch, intimacy, compassion
National Category
Pediatrics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-42595 (URN)
Conference
28th EECERA Annual Conference, ‘Early Childhood Education, Families and Communities’, Budapest, Hungary, 28th – 31st August 2018
Available from: 2019-01-11 Created: 2019-01-11 Last updated: 2019-01-11Bibliographically approved
Bergnéhr, D. & Henriksson, H. W. (2018). Between ”lone” and ”solo”: Representations of single motherhood in Swedish newspapers. In: : . Paper presented at Close Relations: A multi- and interdisciplinary conference on critical family and kinship studies, Uppsala Sweden, 24-26 October 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Between ”lone” and ”solo”: Representations of single motherhood in Swedish newspapers
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-42594 (URN)
Conference
Close Relations: A multi- and interdisciplinary conference on critical family and kinship studies, Uppsala Sweden, 24-26 October 2018
Available from: 2019-01-11 Created: 2019-01-11 Last updated: 2019-01-11Bibliographically approved
Bergnéhr, D. (2018). Children’s influence on wellbeing and acculturative stress in refugee families. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, 13(Suppl. 1), 1-9, Article ID 1564517.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Children’s influence on wellbeing and acculturative stress in refugee families
2018 (English)In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, ISSN 1748-2623, E-ISSN 1748-2631, Vol. 13, no Suppl. 1, p. 1-9, article id 1564517Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: This paper examines intergenerational, interdependent and contextual aspects of wellbeing and acculturative stress in refugee families during resettlement. Particular focus is placed on how children influence their parents.

Method: The study is based on interviews with and diary notes from Middle Eastern parents and children residing in Sweden.

Results: Analyzes of the narratives show how the direct and indirect influence of the child affects the parents in both negative and positive ways. Acculturative stress follows from unexpected and undesired migration outcomes, such as parent-child conflicts and low school achievement. Such strains add to other hardships refugee families face, for instance, unemployment, welfare dependence, poor housing, and insufficient mastery of the majority language. However, acculturative stress can be alleviated by the children's educational success, and reciprocal practices of love and caring including helping out with chores and supporting each other in different ways.

Conclusions: Children's agency has significant effects on parents' wellbeing, as wellbeing is accomplished in and through relationships with others.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2018
Keywords
Refugee families, immigrant parenthood, children’s agency, wellbeing, acculturative stress
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-42791 (URN)10.1080/17482631.2018.1564517 (DOI)000459729600011 ()30696382 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85060827754 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2015-00581
Available from: 2019-01-31 Created: 2019-01-31 Last updated: 2019-03-20Bibliographically approved
Bergnéhr, D. (2018). Efter flykten: Migrationens innebörder och förändrade villkor för barn och föräldrar som beviljats uppehållstillstånd i Sverige. In: Thomas Johansson & Emma Sorbring (Ed.), Barn- och ungdomsvetenskap: grundläggande perspektiv (pp. 379-391). Stockholm: Liber
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Efter flykten: Migrationens innebörder och förändrade villkor för barn och föräldrar som beviljats uppehållstillstånd i Sverige
2018 (Swedish)In: Barn- och ungdomsvetenskap: grundläggande perspektiv / [ed] Thomas Johansson & Emma Sorbring, Stockholm: Liber, 2018, p. 379-391Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Liber, 2018
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-38860 (URN)978-91-47-11307-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-02-16 Created: 2018-02-16 Last updated: 2018-02-16Bibliographically approved
Bergnéhr, D. (2018). Migrant children and parents’ strategies for achieving wellbeing during resettlement in Sweden. In: : . Paper presented at Sociologidagarna, Lund, 7-9 mars, 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Migrant children and parents’ strategies for achieving wellbeing during resettlement in Sweden
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-42597 (URN)
Conference
Sociologidagarna, Lund, 7-9 mars, 2018
Available from: 2019-01-11 Created: 2019-01-11 Last updated: 2019-01-11Bibliographically approved
Ander, B., Fransson, E. I., Bergnéhr, D. & Gerdner, A. (2018). Onset of substance use in early adolescence. Journal of Social Work Practice in The Addictions
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Onset of substance use in early adolescence
2018 (English)In: Journal of Social Work Practice in The Addictions, ISSN 1533-256XArticle in journal (Refereed) Accepted
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2018
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-38625 (URN)
Note

Included in thesis in manuscript form.

Available from: 2018-01-22 Created: 2018-01-22 Last updated: 2019-01-10
Bergnéhr, D. & Enell, S. (2018). Ungdomars och unga vuxnas levnadsvillkor i Sverige: En kunskapsöversikt med fokus på ojämlikhet. Stockholm: Forte - Forskningsrådet för hälsa, arbetsliv och välfärd
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ungdomars och unga vuxnas levnadsvillkor i Sverige: En kunskapsöversikt med fokus på ojämlikhet
2018 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Jämlikhet och jämlika villkor betyder att alla har samma möjligheter att utvecklas, tillgodogöra sig utbildning, uppnå god socioekonomisk standard, vara vid god hälsa och uppnå sin fulla potential. Ojämlika villkor innebär att vissa grupper har sämre chanser än andra till utveckling, lärande och välmående. Denna rapport handlar om ungdomar och unga vuxna i Sverige mellan åldrarna 13 och 25 år. Syftet är att sammanställa svenska studier från 2008 till 2016 som granskar ungdomars uppväxt- och levnadsvillkor och hur dessa skiljer sig beroende på kön, ursprung, ekonomiska förutsättningar och funktionsnedsättning.

Rapporten har särskilt fokus på följande områden: ekonomiska villkor, boende, utbildning, sysselsättning, hälsa, fritid, inflytande och delaktighet samt brottslighet och utsatthet för brott. Den bygger på två typer av material: nationella rapporter från svenska statliga myndigheter och organisationer, och vetenskapligt granskade forskningsstudier. Rapporten visar att majoriteten av ungdomar och unga vuxna i Sverige har goda uppväxt- och levnadsvillkor. Välståndet och de ekonomiska förutsättningarna har ökat de senaste tjugo åren. Samtidigt har den fattigaste andelen av befolkningen blivit större, och dessa har inte kunnat ta del av den generella förbättringen. Det framkommer tydligt att låg ekonomisk standard påverkar ungdomars och unga vuxnas övriga levnadsvillkor negativt med bland annat ökad risk för fysisk och psykisk ohälsa, bristfälliga relationer till vänner och föräldrar, kriminalitet, utsatthet för brott och otrygghet, trångboddhet, låga studieresultat, arbetslöshet, bidragsberoende och ingripanden av den sociala barnavården. Det är särskilt ungdomar som bor med ensamstående föräldrar (vanligtvis mamman), har utrikes födda föräldrar och/eller lever i hushåll med låg socioekonomisk status som drabbas av följderna.

Skolgången har mycket stor betydelse för ungdomars hälsa, välmående och framtida möjligheter till utbildning och sysselsättning. Oavsett familjeförhållanden är godkända betyg och bra relationer till klasskamrater och lärare viktiga för att minska risken för ohälsa. Flickor presterar bättre än pojkar i skolan, men uppvisar i högre grad stressrelaterade psykosomatiska problem och etablerar sig senare på arbetsmarknaden. Det är framför allt pojkar med utländskt ursprung som uppvisar problem i skolan och runt hälften saknar behörighet till gymnasiet efter årskurs nio.

Ungdomar och unga vuxna som vuxit upp i familjer med behov av försörjningsstöd, haft en kontaktperson genom socialtjänsten och/eller varit placerad i boende utanför hemmet är särskilt utsatta. De löper stor risk för misslyckad skolgång, fysisk och psykisk ohälsa, kriminalitet och förtidig död.

Rapporten belyser områden i behov av ökad kunskap. Mer kunskap behövs om levnadsvillkoren för unga med olika former av funktionsnedsättningar. Detsamma gäller för hedersrelaterat våld och förtryck, som många flickor och kvinnor lever under. Generellt kan sägas att mer kunskap behövs om hur ungdomar och unga vuxna själva förstår och upplever sin livssituation, inte minst om hur de handlar och vilka strategier de tillämpar för att påverka sitt liv och sin framtid. Forskning om ungdomar i tidiga tonåren (13–14 år) samt unga vuxna (20–25 år) är inte lika vanligt förekommande som forskning om äldre tonåringar (15–19 år). Av de områden som rapporten särskilt fokuserar på behövs mer kunskap om fritidsaktiviteter, delaktighet och inflytande samt brottslighet och utsatthet för brott.

Det presenteras även en rad förslag som kan vara till underlag vid det fortsatta arbetet med att förbättra ungdomars och unga vuxnas levnadsvillkor i Sverige. Exempelvis behövs fler och effektivare interventioner för de grupper som i denna rapport har identifierats som marginaliserade. Villkoren behöver förbättras för ungdomar och unga vuxna i socioekonomiskt utsatta bostadsområden, resurssvaga familjer med eller utan försörjningsstöd, unga placerade i dygnsvård utanför hemmet, unga med funktionsnedsättning, missbruk eller i behov av psykiatrisk vård, unga som står utan sysselsättning, och unga som begår eller utsätts för brott. Åtgärder för att säkerställa en likvärdig skolgång och möjliggöra för skolväsendet att uppfylla sitt kompensatoriska uppdrag är viktiga för att förbättra levnadsvillkoren.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Forte - Forskningsrådet för hälsa, arbetsliv och välfärd, 2018. p. 120
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-39223 (URN)978-91-88561-13-8 (ISBN)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare
Note

På omslag: "Ett regeringsuppdrag att kartlägga och sammanfatta svensk forskning om ungdomar från 2008 till 2016."

Available from: 2018-04-26 Created: 2018-04-26 Last updated: 2018-06-18Bibliographically approved
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