• Anne Geeta Lesner Jakobsen
  • Josephine Kjær Glinvad
7. term, Social Work, Bachelor (Professional Bachelor Programme)
Today there is an increase of the number of young people who gets a problematic consumption of hashis and this can cause problems like e.g. absence from school. There have been national preventative measures available from The National Health Service since 2013 and they have also been implemented by the local authorities in the different municipalities. In spite of these measures we are surprised to learn that an increase in the number of young people who develops an abuse of hashis can be seen. In this Bachelor´s thesis we will examine which factors are significant according to young people developing an abuse of hashis and how we, as social workers, can participate in suggesting better preventative measures in connection to solving this problem.
The aim of this thesis is to call attention to the options regarding the preventative measures so that there will be no further increase in the consumption of hashis in this age group.
In order to answer the above mentioned we will include various theoreticians, among others the theories of Albert Bandura about self efficacy and Pierre Bourdieu´s concepts of the habitus, doxa, capital and symbolic violence.
We have chosen to apply an eclectic approach to the theory of science where we, in connection with the collection of data, will use the phenomenological approach, and in our analysis we will make use of the hermeneutical approach. Furthermore we will apply the quanlitative method when collecting empirical data. In our analysis we have interviewed a social worker employed at a center of abuse and a ssp consultant (youth crime prevention) both employed in the same municipality.
We have examined and analyzed how the preventive measures are used in the daily practice and this has shown that several incentives are being used but still there are possibilities for improvement and additional measures.
Apart from this we have studied which factors that are significant and can lead to developing an abuse of hashis among young people and we have concluded that the media and the enormous pressure of expectation on youngsters today play an important role. At the same time it also defines whether or not young people are marginalized and will start looking for new communities/peer groups because it is the feeling of belonging some place or to a group that defines us as human beings.
In our study we have learned that the relationship to the young abusers has a big impact on the way that the social worker and the ssp consultant work with the youngsters and therefore it might be relevant to focus on this as an important issue in the national and local preventative measures.
Publication date7 Jan 2016
Number of pages62
ID: 225171325