FSD3542 Interviews on Peer Support and Experiential Knowledge in Child and Family Services 2019-2020

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  • Malinen, Kaisa (JAMK University of Applied Sciences)
  • Moilanen, Johanna (JAMK University of Applied Sciences)
  • Punna, Mari (JAMK University of Applied Sciences)
  • Kiili, Johanna (University of Jyväskylä)
  • Svenlin, Anu-Riina (University of Jyväskylä)


associations, experts by experience, family benefits, management, managers, peer support, peer-group relationships, public sector, risk, social services


The dataset consists of interviews with 24 directors and managers who work in child and family services. The interviews charted organisational practices related to peer support and experential knowledge in child and family services. The data were collected as part of the VerKo - Service user involvement and peer support in child and family services project funded by the Finnish Work Environment Fund (project number 180005) and Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences.

The interviews were conducted over the phone, and they explored practices related to peer support and experiential knowledge services and activities in the organisations the interviewees worked in. The interviewees were also asked about managing peer support and experiential knowledge services and activities, and about the kinds of terms and concepts their organisations used in relation to these services. Additionally, the perceived benefits and disadvantages associated with peer support and experiental knowledge services and activities in the interviewees' organisations were investigated.

Background information included the interviewee's supervisory status, number of years worked in current position, number of years worked in managerial positions, type of employer organisation, and employer organisation's area of activity (municipal level, NUTS3 region level, national level). The data were organised into an easy to use HTML version at FSD.

The dataset is only available in Finnish.

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