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Welcome to the website of the DFG Research Training Group “Consequences of Social Services Work”. On our website you can find information about the concept of the research training group, the qualification programme and the work of doctoral students and Postdoc, the applicants and other participants.

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Social services work has the central goal of improving the participation opportunities and options for action of the addressees. In public, political and academic contexts, it is increasingly expected to provide evidence of whether or how social services actually achieve their goal. So far, relevant studies have largely followed individual disciplinary logics, so that a heterogeneous landscape of research has emerged. The Research Training Group integrates these different approaches so that the Research Training Group can deal with basic questions of impact research from an interdisciplinary perspective. The young researchers learn about the complexity of impact research and acquire expertise in concrete forms of social services work, so that they can position themselves excellently in a research context that is both nationally shaped and internationally highly relevant.

The five central questions of impact research will be used to realize the interdisciplinary foundation of the Research Training Group and to relate the individual studies of the Research Training Group to each other.

Research Projects of Doctoral Students & Postdoc

  • Consequences of resocialization: Juvenile prisoners between the right of reintegration and the protective interests of the society

  • Consequences of the probation service for its addressees and their social network

  • Embodied consequences of social services work – Socio-pedagogical Fan-Projects and the construction/transformation of social orders

  • Consequences of social services work in the context of urban district development in ‘disadvantaged’ areas

  • Consequences of social situation-based health promotion – Addressing processes in the context of (institutionalized) expectations of a healthy life

  • (Re-)Constructions of parenthood and parental agency as a consequence of residential child care

  • The dispositive of the addressee of residential youth welfare services (co-)initiated by schools

News

Overview
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DFG Research Training Group and House of Young Talents

Avoidance of Plagiarism

10 July 2020 | 13:00–16:00
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Research Ethics

10 July 2020 | 09:00–12:00
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Guest lecture by Fabian Kessl

8 July 2020
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5 Central Questions

  1. How can consequences of social services work be conceptualized?
  2. How do consequences emerge?
  3. How are users involved in the constitution of consequences?
  4. How can consequences be researched methodologically an methodically?
  5. How does social services work interact with the identity of users?
How do consequences emerge? How does social services work interact with the identity of users? How can consequences be researched methodologically and methodically? How are users involved in the constitution of consequences? How can consequences of social services work be conceptualized?

Team

The Young Researchers are supported by an interdisciplinary team from social pedagogy, psychology and sociology. Researchers from Germany and abroad are integrated into the Research Training Group, to realize broad international and interdisciplinary support. This corresponds to the fact that research into the consequences of social services work cannot be carried out by a single method or discipline, but rather refers to complex fundamental questions that need to be addressed in the academic exchange between different disciplines and research approaches.

Publications

The participating scientists have been working together for a long time on the research questions of the Research Training Group. A preliminary study was also carried out, the central findings of which were published by Beltz Juventa in 2017: “Folgen sozialer Hilfen. Theoretische und empirische Zugänge”. On this page you will find an overview of relevant publications of the participants.