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Thunberg, S. (2020). Victimization, Positioning, and Support - Young Victims' Experiences of Crime. (Doctoral dissertation). Örebro: Örebro University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Victimization, Positioning, and Support - Young Victims' Experiences of Crime
2020 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Örebro: Örebro University, 2020
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-80436 (URN)
Public defence
2020-06-12, Örebro universitet, Långhuset, Hörsal L2, Fakultetsgatan 1, Örebro, 10:15 (English)
Opponent
Available from: 2020-03-09 Created: 2020-03-09 Last updated: 2020-03-09Bibliographically approved
Thunberg, S. (2019). Att stödja unga utsatta. In: Björn Johansson & Åsa Källström (Ed.), Barns och ungas utsatthet: Våld och kränkningar i barns och ungas relationer (pp. 125-138). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att stödja unga utsatta
2019 (Swedish)In: Barns och ungas utsatthet: Våld och kränkningar i barns och ungas relationer / [ed] Björn Johansson & Åsa Källström, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2019, p. 125-138Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2019
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-77020 (URN)9789144127392 (ISBN)
Projects
Brottsofferstöd i Sverige - Matchningen mellan ungdomars behov av stöd efter att ha utsatts för brott och det stöd som finns tillgängligt för dem
Funder
The Swedish Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority, 08563/2016
Available from: 2019-10-04 Created: 2019-10-04 Last updated: 2019-10-07Bibliographically approved
Nordlöf, K. & Thunberg, S. (2019). Barn i rättsprocessen med anledning av brott. In: Björn Johansson & Åsa Källström (Ed.), Barns och ungas utsatthet: Våld och kränkningar i barns och ungas relationer (pp. 169-188). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Barn i rättsprocessen med anledning av brott
2019 (Swedish)In: Barns och ungas utsatthet: Våld och kränkningar i barns och ungas relationer / [ed] Björn Johansson & Åsa Källström, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2019, p. 169-188Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2019
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-77022 (URN)9789144127392 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-10-04 Created: 2019-10-04 Last updated: 2019-10-07Bibliographically approved
Hellfeldt, K., Thunberg, S. & Moberg Stephenson, M. (2019). Barn och unga som brottsoffer. In: Björn Johansson & Åsa Källström (Ed.), Barns och ungas utsatthet: Våld och kränkningar i barns och ungas relationer (pp. 107-124). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Barn och unga som brottsoffer
2019 (Swedish)In: Barns och ungas utsatthet: Våld och kränkningar i barns och ungas relationer / [ed] Björn Johansson & Åsa Källström, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2019, p. 107-124Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2019
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-77023 (URN)9789144127392 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-10-04 Created: 2019-10-04 Last updated: 2019-10-07Bibliographically approved
Thunberg, S. (2019). Ideas in Action: Some Reflections Concerning Teaching Language Skills to Social Work Students. Social Work Education, 38(2), 282-286
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ideas in Action: Some Reflections Concerning Teaching Language Skills to Social Work Students
2019 (English)In: Social Work Education, ISSN 0261-5479, E-ISSN 1470-1227, Vol. 38, no 2, p. 282-286Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In recent years there has been a decline in language skills among the younger population in Sweden. Within several different academic programs it has been observed that students arriving at the universities do not have the skills needed to make use of what is taught. This raises a number of problems, especially within social work education, because language skills, both written and oral, are important tools for practicing social work. This article presents a way of meeting this challenge and improving the students’ skills by including them in discussions on how to write academically as part of teaching method called language guidance. The students reflect upon their own and other students’ texts, and discuss how they can be improved with regard to spelling, grammar, paragraphing, and clarity. Overall, the resources devoted to improving students’ language skills have resulted in improvements in the essays the student write later on in their education.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2019
Keywords
Language skills, reflections, written text, academic writing, social work program, guidance
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-68515 (URN)10.1080/02615479.2018.1515312 (DOI)000470236200010 ()2-s2.0-85053286383 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-08-30 Created: 2018-08-30 Last updated: 2019-06-20Bibliographically approved
Källström, Å. & Thunberg, S. (2019). “Like an Equal, Somehow”: What Young People Exposed to Family Violence Value in Counseling. Journal of family Violence, 34(6), 553-563
Open this publication in new window or tab >>“Like an Equal, Somehow”: What Young People Exposed to Family Violence Value in Counseling
2019 (English)In: Journal of family Violence, ISSN 0885-7482, E-ISSN 1573-2851, Vol. 34, no 6, p. 553-563Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

One way for young people to reduce the risk of problems associated with having experienced family violence is to talk about their experiences with a counselor. However, little is known about how young people judge the quality of such relationships. The aim of this study was to analyze what young people describe as valuable in their relationship with the counselor with whom they talked about experiences of family violence. Fourteen semi-structured interviews with nine young people between the ages 12 and 19 years were analyzed using a thematic method. The participants were recruited within an evaluation of a treatment program in Sweden. The thematic analysis revealed four distinct themes about what the young people described as particularly valuable aspects of the counseling relationship: the opportunity to talk, a model for other relationships, and going "in and out of" the topic of violence, which was valued by the younger teenagers; and being listened to "almost like an adult", which was valued by the older teenagers. The abstracted common thread was the importance for the young people of feeling equal to others somehow. The quality of the relationship between helper and helped is of central importance for young people and what specifically, from young people’s point of view, constitutes such quality for younger and older teenagers respectively. The results indicate the benefit of counselors being especially flexible with young people exposed to violence and being able to establish trustful relationships with them.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2019
Keywords
Young people, Children witnessing intimate partner violence, Domestic violence, Qualitative research, Children’s accounts
National Category
Social Work Psychology
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-71990 (URN)10.1007/s10896-018-00032-0 (DOI)000474420400005 ()2-s2.0-85060471669 (Scopus ID)
Note

Funding Agencies:

Uppsala Regional Council in Sweden  

Stiftelsen Allmänna Barnhuset  

[Children's Welfare Foundation] in Sweden 

Available from: 2019-01-31 Created: 2019-01-31 Last updated: 2019-11-08Bibliographically approved
Källström, Å., Glatz, T., Hellfeldt, K. & Thunberg, S. (2019). Physical Violence in Family Sub-Systems: Links to Peer Victimization and Long-Term Emotional and Behavioral Problems. In: : . Paper presented at 19th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology (EuroCrim 2019), Ghent, Belgium, September 18-21, 2019.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Physical Violence in Family Sub-Systems: Links to Peer Victimization and Long-Term Emotional and Behavioral Problems
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Although childhood violence by any person is negative for children little is known about whether violence by different family members is linked differently to problems in young adulthood as family relationships might play different roles in children’s individual development. In this study we examine parent and sibling violence and associations with emotional and behavioral problems directly and indirectly via peer victimization. We used retrospective reports from 347 young adults (aged 20–24) who all reported childhood family physical violence and we performed a path analysis using Mplus. The results showed that participants who had been victimized by a sibling only or by both a sibling and parent were more likely to report peer victimization than were participants who had been victimized by parents only. Peer 127 victimization was in turn linked to more aggression criminality and anxiety. Theoretical and clinical implications of these results are discussed.

National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-77019 (URN)
Conference
19th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology (EuroCrim 2019), Ghent, Belgium, September 18-21, 2019
Available from: 2019-10-04 Created: 2019-10-04 Last updated: 2019-10-07Bibliographically approved
Glatz, T., Källström, Å., Hellfeldt, K. & Thunberg, S. (2019). Physical Violence in Family Sub-Systems: Links to Peer Victimization and Long-Term Emotional and Behavioral Problems. Journal of family Violence, 34(5), 423-433
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Physical Violence in Family Sub-Systems: Links to Peer Victimization and Long-Term Emotional and Behavioral Problems
2019 (English)In: Journal of family Violence, ISSN 0885-7482, E-ISSN 1573-2851, Vol. 34, no 5, p. 423-433Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Although childhood violence by any person is negative for children, little is known about whether violence by different family members is linked differently to problems in young adulthood, as family relationships might play different roles in children’s individual development. In this study, we examine parent and sibling violence and associations with emotional and behavioral problems, directly and indirectly via peer victimization. We used retrospective reports from 347 young adults (aged 20–24) who all reported childhood family physical violence, and we performed a path analysis using Mplus. The results showed that participants who had been victimized by a sibling only or by both a sibling and parent were more likely to report peer victimization than were participants who had been victimized by parents only. Peer victimization was, in turn, linked to more aggres- sion, criminality, and anxiety. Theoretical and clinical implications of these results are discussed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2019
Keywords
Family violence, Peer victimization, Emotional problems, Behavioral problems
National Category
Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-71317 (URN)10.1007/s10896-018-0029-6 (DOI)000472562300006 ()2-s2.0-85059073287 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-01-10 Created: 2019-01-10 Last updated: 2019-11-08Bibliographically approved
Thunberg, S. & Johansson, B. (2019). Utsatthet på fritiden och i det offentliga. In: Björn Johansson & Åsa Källström (Ed.), Barns och ungas utsatthet: Våld och kränkningar i barns och ungas relationer (pp. 81-89). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Utsatthet på fritiden och i det offentliga
2019 (Swedish)In: Barns och ungas utsatthet: Våld och kränkningar i barns och ungas relationer / [ed] Björn Johansson & Åsa Källström, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2019, p. 81-89Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2019
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-77021 (URN)9789144127392 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-10-04 Created: 2019-10-04 Last updated: 2020-02-14Bibliographically approved
Thunberg, S. (2019). Young Victims Narrate Their Processing of Victimization. In: : . Paper presented at 19th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology (EuroCrim 2019), Ghent, Belgium, September 18-21, 2019.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Young Victims Narrate Their Processing of Victimization
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Victimization early in life can result in both short and long­ term consequences such as mental health problems or behavioral changes, leading to a need of support from, for example, social work professionals or family and friends. The aim of this study is to investigate, using 19 narrative interview, what support means to young victims of crime. The results show that young victims’ want to be respected and understood in relation to their unique situation, and that they need information to understand what is happening around them, for example, in the judicial process. Using agency and communal bonds as theoretical concepts, it is clear that support cannot focus on just one type of need, as the needs often follow on each other. Support becomes a restoration of communal bonds that result in a possibility to exercise agency. For this reason, support need to be adapted to the individual in his or her social context to make sure that support is actually perceived as support.

Keywords
Victimization, young people, support, information, understanding
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-76137 (URN)
Conference
19th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology (EuroCrim 2019), Ghent, Belgium, September 18-21, 2019
Projects
Brottsofferstöd i Sverige - Matchningen mellan ungdomars behov av stöd efter att ha utsatts för brott och det stöd som finns tillgängligt för dem
Funder
The Swedish Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority, 08563/2016
Available from: 2019-09-26 Created: 2019-09-26 Last updated: 2019-09-30Bibliographically approved
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-1406-2064

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