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Edman, K., Gustafsson, A. W. & Cuadra, C. B. (2024). Facilitating children’s in-session involvement in child and family therapies: A dynamic framework of clinical practices.. Psychotherapy, 61(1), 55-67
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Facilitating children’s in-session involvement in child and family therapies: A dynamic framework of clinical practices.
2024 (English)In: Psychotherapy, ISSN 0033-3204, E-ISSN 1939-1536, Vol. 61, no 1, p. 55-67Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Children’s in-session involvement in child and family therapies correlates with both positive and negative treatment outcomes. Thus, it is important to gain a better understanding of the clinical practices that facilitate children’s involvement in therapy sessions so that practitioners can employ them with greater precision. To address this need, we conducted a study to answer the following question: What clinical practices facilitate children’s in-session involvement in child and family therapies? The data consisted of 16 extant audiovisual recordings of child and family therapy sessions and 24 stimulated-recall interviews with the participants in the recordings. Following constructivist grounded theory and incorporating storyline as an additional analytical technique, we have constructed a framework consisting of four involvement-enhancing practices: managing time, staying relevant, adjusting intensity, and facilitating inclusion. Furthermore, by detailing some of the complex processes that practitioners navigate when they facilitate children’s involvement, our study adds a multilayered and dynamic dimension to the list of already established involvement facilitators. It may be used to moderate an overstandardized work culture that continues to characterize services that address children’s needs. The results may be applied to other institutional encounters, providing resonance beyond the analyzed therapy sessions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
American Psychological Association (APA), 2024
National Category
Social Work Applied Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-63540 (URN)10.1037/pst0000511 (DOI)001108503300001 ()
Funder
Malmö University
Available from: 2023-11-07 Created: 2023-11-07 Last updated: 2024-03-06Bibliographically approved
Björngren Cuadra, C. (2023). Erfarenheter av socialt arbete i Malmö under det första året med covid-19: Katastrofriskreducering, resiliens och hållbarhetens "hur". Malmö universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Erfarenheter av socialt arbete i Malmö under det första året med covid-19: Katastrofriskreducering, resiliens och hållbarhetens "hur"
2023 (Swedish)Report (Refereed)
Abstract [sv]

Den här forsknings- och utvecklingsrapporten cirklar kring en fråga: Vad innebar covid-19-pandemin för det sociala arbetet i Malmö? I rapporten återges några svar på frågan. De är formulerade i möte med en rad personer verksamma inom socialt arbete som delade med sig av sina erfarenheter under pandemins första år. Svaren på frågan är viktiga eftersom de belyser vad en kris bär med sig för det sociala arbetet. Begreppet kris ger uttryck för att situationen i fråga präglas av osäkerhet och brådska och att den hotar centrala värden. Rapporten tar både upp hur det sociala arbetet var del av den omedelbara hanteringen av pandemin i staden och placerar in det i ett bredare perspektiv som låter det sociala arbetets roll i katastrofriskreducering framträda.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö universitet, 2023. p. 60
Series
FoU-rapport, ISSN 1650-2337 ; 2023:1
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Sustainable studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-61823 (URN)10.24834/isbn.9789178773954 (DOI)978-91-7877-395-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-08-10 Created: 2023-08-10 Last updated: 2023-10-18Bibliographically approved
Thysell, M. & Björngren Cuadra, C. (2023). Imagining the ecosocial within social work. International Journal of Social Welfare, 32(4), 455-472
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Imagining the ecosocial within social work
2023 (English)In: International Journal of Social Welfare, ISSN 1369-6866, E-ISSN 1468-2397, Vol. 32, no 4, p. 455-472Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aiming to explore how the ecosocial is imagined within social work research, this article engages with understandings of the relationship between the social and ecological realms when responding to the call for sustainability. A theoretical framework offering five possible imaginations of the ecosocial was developed: the holistic; the anthropocentric conflictual; the anthropocentric compatible; the ‘ecocentric’ conflictual; and the ‘ecocentric’ compatible. The material consists of international peer-reviewed articles referring to the ecosocial. The result reveals that the imagination of the ecosocial is heterogeneous. However, the holistic and anthropocentric compatible imaginations are common, while ‘ecocentric’ and conflictual understandings are rare, which confirms that nurturing social and ecological sustainability does not entail conflicting interests or rivalry but rather the opposite. This implies not only an ongoing widening of the notion of sustainability, in which the idea of limitations is re-installed, but also a possible re-definition of ‘the social’ so as to include the non-human. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2023
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-56307 (URN)10.1111/ijsw.12571 (DOI)000885708200001 ()2-s2.0-85142206886 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-11-30 Created: 2022-11-30 Last updated: 2023-10-18Bibliographically approved
Rapeli, M., Carlstedt, J., Hergeirsdottir, R., Guðmundsson, H. S., Björngren Cuadra, C. & Hatakka, I. (2023). Three Nordic countries responding to COVID-19: Eldercare perspectives. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 84, Article ID 103442.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Three Nordic countries responding to COVID-19: Eldercare perspectives
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2023 (English)In: International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, E-ISSN 2212-4209, Vol. 84, article id 103442Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Comparative international studies show that about half of the deceased in the COVID-19 pandemic were persons living in institutional and residentialeldercare. As seniors are the most affected age group, we aim to study if and to what extent the eldercare services were included in theNational Pandemic Plans, and how they were included in the response during the first phase of the pandemic in Finland, Iceland, and Sweden. Weuse the CRISMART approach to crisis documentation and analysis in comparing national response to the pandemic for the eldercare sector. Themethod enables comparison of extraordinary crisis situations from the decision-making and policy-making perspective. We found that there wereboth similarities and differences in the preparedness of the three Nordic countries, as well as in how they responded to the pandemic. In all threecountries the focus of the national responses framed the problem as a health and healthcare services’ problem. We also found value conflicts in theresponse between the value of protection versus social contact and self-determination and hence relating to the quality of eldercare. Keeping in mindthe proportional increase of elderly people, care challenges, and future crises, we must strengthen the position of local social services within theemergency management systems to enhance disaster resilience and sustainability of our societies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2023
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-56454 (URN)10.1016/j.ijdrr.2022.103442 (DOI)000974056800001 ()36405038 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85142487586 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-12-03 Created: 2022-12-03 Last updated: 2023-06-20Bibliographically approved
Wallengren-Lynch, M., Dominelli, L. & Björngren Cuadra, C. (2023). Working and learning from home during COVID-19: International experiences among social work educators and students. International Social Work, 66(4), 1045-1058
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Working and learning from home during COVID-19: International experiences among social work educators and students
2023 (English)In: International Social Work, ISSN 0020-8728, E-ISSN 1461-7234, Vol. 66, no 4, p. 1045-1058Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This research seeks to explore the experiences of social work educators and students working and learning from home. The findings, from an international survey sample of 166 educators and students, showed that the respondents faced issues with private and personal boundaries, felt the impact of working and learning from home on both physical and emotional levels, and experienced challenges to what was expected of them. The respondents primarily used two types of coping mechanisms to manage these challenges. These findings contribute to a broader discussion of the impact of working and learning from home and are relevant for education administrators responsible for their employees’ and students’ well-being. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2023
Keywords
Sociology and Political Science, Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-46916 (URN)10.1177/00208728211051412 (DOI)000721312200001 ()37457860 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85119456413 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-11-19 Created: 2021-11-19 Last updated: 2023-08-23Bibliographically approved
Kennedy Tsunoda, E. & Björngren Cuadra, C. (2022). Eco-social Interventions in Malmö: Capturing the "How" of Sustainable Urban Development. Institutet för hållbar stadsutveckling
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Eco-social Interventions in Malmö: Capturing the "How" of Sustainable Urban Development
2022 (English)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutet för hållbar stadsutveckling, 2022. p. 21
Series
ISU:s rapportserie ; 3
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Sustainable studies; Health and society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-52074 (URN)
Available from: 2022-06-04 Created: 2022-06-04 Last updated: 2022-06-09Bibliographically approved
Björngren Cuadra, C. (2022). Positioning social work in relation to disasters: A social notion running along a continuum. In: Marie Aronsson-Storrier; Rasmus Dahlberg (Ed.), Defining Disaster: Disciplines and Domains (pp. 58-71). Cheltenham and Camberley in the UK: Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Positioning social work in relation to disasters: A social notion running along a continuum
2022 (English)In: Defining Disaster: Disciplines and Domains / [ed] Marie Aronsson-Storrier; Rasmus Dahlberg, Cheltenham and Camberley in the UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2022, p. 58-71Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The aim of the chapter is to position social work in relation to disasters. It elaborates on notions of disaster based on the literature of disaster studies as well as of social work. The main argument is that social work pursues a genuinely social notion of disaster rooted in a socially framed understanding of disasters, risks and vulnerabilities. It suggests a broad notion of disaster understood as a collapse of the social protection and running along a continuum by integrating intersubjective dimensions and structural dimensions of larger social systems. This broad notion seems to make the boundary between 'everyday steady-state' general social services and 'disaster-related' services permeable to a larger extent than in mainstream disaster management. Further, it can encompass phenomena originating from gradual processes in the wake of an ongoing transgression of planetary boundaries and environmental degradation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham and Camberley in the UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2022
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-52073 (URN)10.4337/9781839100307.00013 (DOI)2-s2.0-85130163092 (Scopus ID)9781839100291 (ISBN)9781839100307 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-06-04 Created: 2022-06-04 Last updated: 2024-02-22Bibliographically approved
Edman, K., Gustafsson, A. W. & Björngren Cuadra, C. (2022). Recognising children’s involvement in child and family therapy sessions: A microanalysis of audiovisual recordings of actual practice. British Journal of Social Work, 52(6), 3480-3500, Article ID bcab248,.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Recognising children’s involvement in child and family therapy sessions: A microanalysis of audiovisual recordings of actual practice
2022 (English)In: British Journal of Social Work, ISSN 0045-3102, E-ISSN 1468-263X, Vol. 52, no 6, p. 3480-3500, article id bcab248Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Children’s right to involvement in practices that address their well-being is frequentlyhighlighted, yet how children exercise involvement in face-to-face encounters hasremained fairly unknown. To fulfil our aim of identifying, describing and defining children’s involvement, we conducted an inductive microanalysis of face-to-face dialogue onaudiovisual recordings of naturally occurring therapy sessions with children attendingsocial services departments and mental health clinics. The resulting operationalisationgenerated six dimensions of children’s involvement: participatory, directive, positional,emotional, agentive and narrative. By operationalising how children exercise involvement, we render the abstract concept more amenable to fine-grained analysis, systematic evaluation and criticism. The domains also offer tools to recognise children’sinvolvement in practice. Lastly, the article discusses practical implications and presents acompass for orientation. Since many conversational elements in institutional talks aregeneric, the dimensions are potentially transferable to other settings, including schoolcounselling, child protection investigation and clinical psychology. A high inter-analystagreement, together with similar findings on utterance functions and interactionaldominance in other types of dialogues, also enhance the dimensions’ transferability.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford University Press, 2022
Keywords
child and family social work practice, children’s involvement, children’s participation, compass of involvement, microanalysis of face-to-face dialogues
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-49917 (URN)10.1093/bjsw/bcab248 (DOI)000764750900001 ()2-s2.0-85149144827 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-02-04 Created: 2022-02-04 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved
Mangrio, E., Grahn, M., Zdravkovic, S. & Cuadra, C. (2022). Social relations and mental ill-health among newly arrived refugees in Sweden: a cross-sectional study. PLOS Global Public Health, 2(7), Article ID e0000362.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Social relations and mental ill-health among newly arrived refugees in Sweden: a cross-sectional study
2022 (English)In: PLOS Global Public Health, E-ISSN 2767-3375, Vol. 2, no 7, article id e0000362Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Previous research indicates that social relations have an impact on the well-being of refugees and that well-being is important for effective integration into the host country. Few studies in Sweden have, to the best of our knowledge, looked at the association between social relations and mental ill-health among newly arrived refugees. The aim is to investigate what effect social relations have on the mental health of newly arrived refugees in the south of Sweden. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in Scania, the southernmost county of Sweden, between February 2015 and February 2016. The study population consisted of newly arrived adult refugees speaking Dari or Arabic, who received the civic and health information that is part of an introduction course for all newly arrived refugees. Results: Individuals who rarely met with friends had higher odds of experiencing mental ill-health (OR=1.70, 95% CI, 1.03-2.82) than individuals who frequently spent time with friends. Furthermore, individuals who seldom attended social/community meetings or activities in an organisation or group, such as a sports association or another kind of association, a church, a mosque, or women’s or men’s meetings, had higher odds of mental ill-health (OR=1.58, 1.1-2.28), compared to those who frequently did so. Conclusions: The study suggests a link between spending time with friends, as well as engaging in social/community activities, and the mental health of newly arrived refugees in the southernmost county of Sweden, which is one of the counties in Sweden that received the highest number of refugees. The results are in line with a previous study on the same subject in Sweden.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
PLoS, 2022
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-55048 (URN)10.1371/journal.pgph.0000362 (DOI)36962385 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2022-09-21 Created: 2022-09-21 Last updated: 2024-02-29Bibliographically approved
Björngren Cuadra, C. & Ouis, P. (2022). Swedish eco-social interventions for climate justice and social justice: Examples from the Global North. In: Madhanagopal, D; Nikku, B.R. (Ed.), Social work and climate justice: International perspective (pp. 55-70). London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Swedish eco-social interventions for climate justice and social justice: Examples from the Global North
2022 (English)In: Social work and climate justice: International perspective / [ed] Madhanagopal, D; Nikku, B.R., London: Routledge, 2022, p. 55-70Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2022
Series
Routledge Advances in Social Work, ISSN 2694-5347, E-ISSN 2694-5339
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-56456 (URN)10.4324/9781003200390-4 (DOI)9781032060279 (ISBN)9781003200390 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-12-03 Created: 2022-12-03 Last updated: 2023-12-28Bibliographically approved
Projects
Social services, its prerequisits and context in planning of civil defence; Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Social Work (SA); Publications
Björngren Cuadra, C. (2019). Socialtjänst i ofred: resiliens, beredskap och planering. Ett kunskapsunderlag för den kommunala socialtjänsten (ed.). Malmö universitet, Fakulteten för hälsa och samhälle
Eco-social interventions in a local context; Malmö UniversityCitizens building local resilience by health promotion during the COVID-19 pandemic; Malmö UniversityThe outermost safety net in times of pandemic — Women's refuge put under pressure; Malmö University
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