• Kroghstræde 7

    9220 Aalborg Øst

    Denmark

Organization profile

Organisation profile

Aims of the network:

 The focus of FOSO research activity is the enablement of service users, and of marginalized persons more generally, to take control over their own lives through critical research into the field of social work. This research includes user/centred and/or practitioner-oriented approaches to social work practice and study of the institutional structures which contextualise those practices.

 

Themes:

  1. Exploration of the perspectives of social work practitioners and/or services users/marginalized persons in relation to a range of social issues.
  2. Exploration of how social work practitioners and/or service users/marginalized persons respond creatively to their social locations i.e. to explore what is their own agency in welfare processes.
  3. Exploring the social construction of social problems and the implications of these processes for social work practice and the enablement of service users/marginalized persons.
  4. Study of the institutional structures contextualising/shaping social work practice (including, for example, law, regulative structures, welfare systems, organisational structures). 
  5. Via all the above, promoting strategies by which social workers and/or service users/marginalized persons can assist service users/marginalized persons to take more control over their own lives.
  6. In the course of engaging in all of the above to:
    • Develop theory from practice
    • Develop research methods
    • Promote use of theory in social work practice
    • Develop social work methods

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social work Social Sciences
Denmark Social Sciences
welfare Social Sciences
Social Problems Social Sciences
unemployment Social Sciences
cash benefit Social Sciences
experience Social Sciences
student Social Sciences

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Projects 1998 2021

Research Output 1985 2020

CHAIRING PARTICIPATION: CHAIRS’ USE OF ‘WE’ IN TEAM MEETINGS WITH SERVICE USERS

Dall, T. & Caswell, D., 30 Jan 2020, (In preparation) MULTI-AGENCY MEETINGS IN SOCIAL WELFARE: DOING COLLABORATION AND PARTICIPATION.

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

FROM A COLLABORATIVE AND INTEGRATED WELFARE POLICY TO FRONT LINE PRACTICES

Juhila, K., Dall, T., Caswell, D., Wilińska, M. & Raitakari, S., 30 Jan 2020, (In preparation) MULTI-AGENCY MEETINGS IN SOCIAL WELFARE: DOING COLLABORATION AND PARTICIPATION.

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Psykologiske og sociologiske forståelser af udvikling, trivsel og sundhed i børne- og ungdomslivet – og om bekymringer for børn og unges mistrivsel.

Bjerre, L. S. & Nissen, M. A., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Sundhed, menneske og samfund - for socialrådgivere og pædagoger. Samfundslitteratur

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Datasets

The Danish Values Study 2017

Frederiksen, M. (Creator), Dansk Data Arkiv (DDA), 2019

Dataset

Prizes

Aalborg University’s Talent Management Programme 2017

Morten Frederiksen (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Research, education and innovation prizes

Bærnesagsprisen 2017

Inge Bryderup (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Other prizes

Activities 2002 2020

University of Helsinki, Finland (External organisation)

Dorte Caswell (Member)
1 Aug 20201 Oct 2020

Activity: MembershipsMembership of review committee

The Faculty of Social Sciences (Organisational unit)

Maria Appel Nissen (Member)
Feb 2020 → …

Activity: MembershipsMembership of committees, commissions, boards, councils, associations, organisations, or similar

Udsatte kvindelige migranters møde med systemet

Mette Rømer (Lecturer)
31 Jan 2020

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

Press / Media

Unge tog debatten: Hvad kan vi gøre for et bedre klima?

Mia Arp Fallov

14/02/2020

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Podcast: Sociale rettigheder - grønne udfordringer

Morten Frederiksen

23/01/2020

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Markant flere børn tvangsanbringes

Inge Marie Bryderup

18/01/2020

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media