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Thunberg, S. & Arnell, L. (2023). Arriving at the shelter – mothers’ narratives of their children’s experiences. Nordic Social Work Research
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Arriving at the shelter – mothers’ narratives of their children’s experiences
2023 (English)In: Nordic Social Work Research, ISSN 2156-857X, E-ISSN 2156-8588Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Each year a large number of children are exposed to violence in their homes, for example, by witnessing one parent using violence against the other, or experiencing violence directed at them personally. As a result, together with a parent, often the mother, the children might need to flee from the violence to a domestic violence shelter. The present study is set in a Swedish context and aims to analyse mothers’ narratives of the initial time at a domestic violence shelter for mothers and their young children (aged 0–6), with a focus on children’s right to protection and participation. The study consists of interviews with thirteen mothers, which are analysed using thematic analysis. The findings show that the children rarely know why they are at the shelter, and that it is an unfamiliar place for them, as they have little knowledge of what a shelter is. The children also seem to be afraid of losing their mothers, which is expressed in how they monitor their mothers. Based on the findings, the children need to build trustful relationships, a process that takes time but can already begin on the first day at the shelter. The first day signifies the start of something different, which means that the mothers and children need time to settle into their new lives.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2023
Keywords
Children, domestic violence shelter, fleeing, intimate partner violence, leaving
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-109652 (URN)10.1080/2156857X.2023.2274990 (DOI)001099152300001 ()
Funder
The Swedish Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority, 03395/2020
Available from: 2023-11-09 Created: 2023-11-09 Last updated: 2024-02-27Bibliographically approved
Thunberg, S., Hellfeldt, K. & Källström, Å. (2023). Barn och unga som brottsoffer. Stockholm: Liber
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Barn och unga som brottsoffer
2023 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Liber, 2023. p. 140
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Work; Criminology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-105845 (URN)9789147146888 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-05-05 Created: 2023-05-05 Last updated: 2023-05-05Bibliographically approved
Thunberg, S. (2023). Barns och ungas rätt till skydd och stöd i händelse av brott. In: Andreas Anderberg; Laura Ervo; Eleonor Kristoffersson (Ed.), Med unga i fokus: Festskrift till Kerstin Nordlöf (pp. 309-325). Uppsala: Iustus förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Barns och ungas rätt till skydd och stöd i händelse av brott
2023 (Swedish)In: Med unga i fokus: Festskrift till Kerstin Nordlöf / [ed] Andreas Anderberg; Laura Ervo; Eleonor Kristoffersson, Uppsala: Iustus förlag, 2023, p. 309-325Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Iustus förlag, 2023
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-104230 (URN)9789177371953 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-02-15 Created: 2023-02-15 Last updated: 2023-02-17Bibliographically approved
Sandelin, L., Petersén, A. & Thunberg, S. (2023). Familjebehandlares erfarenheter av en modell för information och stöd till familjer i ärenden rörande barnmisshandel. In: : . Paper presented at Barnrättsdagarna 2023, Karlstad, Sweden, 18-19 april, 2023. Karlstad
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Familjebehandlares erfarenheter av en modell för information och stöd till familjer i ärenden rörande barnmisshandel
2023 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [sv]

I Sverige går majoriteten av de barn som varit på förhör på grund av misstanke om barnmisshandel hem till sina föräldrar och misstänkta förövare utan hjälp eller stöd från samhället. Efter barnförhöret (EBF) ären modell för stöd och information till barn och föräldrar vid misstanke om barnmisshandel. Som en del i ett större forskningsprojekt undersöker vi familjebehandlares erfarenheter av att arbeta med EBF samt dess styrkor och svagheter.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: , 2023
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-105847 (URN)
Conference
Barnrättsdagarna 2023, Karlstad, Sweden, 18-19 april, 2023
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2021-02061
Available from: 2023-05-05 Created: 2023-05-05 Last updated: 2024-01-16Bibliographically approved
Arnell, L. & Thunberg, S. (2023). Involving children and young people in research on domestic violence and housing: re-visited. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 45(2), 104-118
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Involving children and young people in research on domestic violence and housing: re-visited
2023 (English)In: Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, ISSN 0964-9069, E-ISSN 1469-9621, Vol. 45, no 2, p. 104-118Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Children's and young people's opinions and experiences are important to listen to, as they offer perspectives that adults might not be aware of otherwise. Yet children are often viewed as a vulnerable group in need of protection, with adults talking for them instead of letting them speak for themselves. Sometimes this might be the correct decision. However, it is also important to let children and young people participate in research on their own terms, to identify, for example, what kind of support they might need in relation to problems they have experienced. Based on previous research, we revisit this topic and discuss it's relevance today, once again asking the question of how best to involve children in research in order to hear their views and opinions on matters that concern them. We base our experiences on a research project examining what sheltered housing means for children living there.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2023
Keywords
Children, young people, gatekeepers, violence, domestic violence shelters
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-102274 (URN)10.1080/09649069.2023.2206222 (DOI)000981032900001 ()2-s2.0-85158871261 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-11-19 Created: 2022-11-19 Last updated: 2024-01-31Bibliographically approved
Würtz Jensen, J. M. & Thunberg, S. (2023). Navigating professionals’ conditions for co-production of victim support: A conceptual article. International Review of Victimology
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Navigating professionals’ conditions for co-production of victim support: A conceptual article
2023 (English)In: International Review of Victimology, ISSN 0269-7580, E-ISSN 2047-9433Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

From previous research it is well known that victimization can have various short- and long-term consequences resulting in a need for support to cope with the victimization. Research also shows, however, that not all victims of crime seek or receive support. One cause of this might be the conditions and constraints that affect professionals’ matching of support services with individual victims’ needs. The purpose of the present conceptual paper is to discuss how professionals can co-produce support services with the individual victim and if needed engage suitable external organizations for the purpose of adapting support services to the individual victim’s needs, while also considering the complex field of constraints that professionals need to navigate during this process. The paper makes two main contributions. First, it conceptualizes the complex field of constraints as consisting of five sets of conditions (mandatory, local, professional, support-user, and inter-organizational conditions), which professionals must navigate during the co-production of victim support services. Second, the paper suggests a seven-step process of how professionals can navigate this complex field during co-production of victim support services’ activities with the individual victim, and potentially those of external organizations as well.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2023
Keywords
Crime victims, support, resources, co-production, inter-organizational relations
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-105981 (URN)10.1177/02697580231174913 (DOI)001001300200001 ()2-s2.0-85163017617 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-05-22 Created: 2023-05-22 Last updated: 2023-12-08Bibliographically approved
Arnell, L. & Thunberg, S. (2023). Vad vistelse på skyddat boende betyder för våldsutsatta barn. In: : . Paper presented at Barnrättsdagarna 2023, Karlstad, Sweden, 18-19 april, 2023.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vad vistelse på skyddat boende betyder för våldsutsatta barn
2023 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [sv]

Varje år utsätts ett stort antal barn för olika former av våld och en del av dessa barn tvingas fly till skyddat boende. Att lyfta fram dessa barns situation vid en vistelse på skyddat boende är därför av vikt. Mot denna bakgrund kommer vi i denna föreläsning presentera resultat från forskningsprojektet ”Artikel 19 – Vad en vistelse på skyddat boende betyder för våldsutsatta barn”. 

National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-105846 (URN)
Conference
Barnrättsdagarna 2023, Karlstad, Sweden, 18-19 april, 2023
Funder
The Swedish Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority, 03395/2020
Available from: 2023-05-05 Created: 2023-05-05 Last updated: 2023-05-05Bibliographically approved
Thunberg, S. (2023). Victimization and school: Young people’s experiences of receiving support to keep up with their schoolwork. International Review of Victimology, 29(3), 406-419
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Victimization and school: Young people’s experiences of receiving support to keep up with their schoolwork
2023 (English)In: International Review of Victimology, ISSN 0269-7580, E-ISSN 2047-9433, Vol. 29, no 3, p. 406-419Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Victimization early in life can have several serious consequences, one of which concerns young people’s schoolwork. The present study therefore aims to investigate what support young people need to keep up with their schoolwork, based on their needs following victimization. The material consists of narrative interviews with 19 young people who were the plaintiffs at trials when they were 15–19 years old. The results show that several of the young victims did not want to go to school due to the risk of meeting their perpetrator, and because of that their grades declined when they were not physically present in school, they lost their motivation to study. There is also variation between the young victims about whether they perceive that the schools supported them and/or made adaptations to make sure they could continue with their schoolwork. The schools have a responsibility to make some adaptations, but it is not clear how far this responsibility stretches or to what extent the young victims themselves have been a part of the process. For this reason, they might not have perceived the potential adaptations and support they received from their schools as supportive. Suggestions are given concerning what the schools and other authorities need to think about when working with young victims of crime to make sure they continue with their schoolwork as much as possible.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2023
Keywords
Crime victims, young people, support, help, school
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-100130 (URN)10.1177/02697580221109284 (DOI)000824955100001 ()2-s2.0-85133880829 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Brottsutsatthetens påverkan på skolgången för ungdomarBrottsofferstöd i Sverige - Matchningen mellan ungdomars behov av stöd efter att ha utsatts för brott och det stöd som finns tillgängligt för dem
Funder
Clas Groschinski Memorial Foundation, SF2189The Swedish Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority, 08563/2016
Available from: 2022-07-08 Created: 2022-07-08 Last updated: 2023-11-16Bibliographically approved
Arnell, L. & Thunberg, S. (2023). Young Children’s Lives at Domestic Violence Shelters: Mothers’ Perspectives on Their Children’s Experiences. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Young Children’s Lives at Domestic Violence Shelters: Mothers’ Perspectives on Their Children’s Experiences
2023 (English)In: Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, ISSN 0738-0151, E-ISSN 1573-2797Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Purpose: The aim of this study is to analyze mothers’ narratives about their children’s life situation while living at domestic violence shelters in Sweden. More precisely, the analysis focuses on determining what aspects are highlighted as being most important for the children’s living situation during their stay.

Method: This study is based on interviews with mothers who have experience of living at a domestic violence shelter together with their young child/ren. Thematic analysis was used to analyze the narratives.

Results: The analysis resulted in seven themes important for the children’s lives during their shelter stay. These are: safety, isolation, a child-friendly environment, shared living space, social relations at the shelter, children’s health during their stay, and support at the shelter.

Conclusion: In the narratives, safety was highlighted as the most important issue, and as something that also affects other aspects of the children’s lives during their time at the shelter. A child-friendly environment, access to activities and support, and positive social relations at the shelter are also important. In addition, positive experiences regarding these aspects can be understood to counteract the feeling of isolation and improve children’s ability to process their experiences.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2023
Keywords
Children, Domestic violence, Intimate partner violence, living environment
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-108477 (URN)10.1007/s10560-023-00948-7 (DOI)001068481500001 ()2-s2.0-85171781746 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Artikel 19: Vad en vistelse på skyddat boende betyder för våldsutsatta barn
Funder
The Swedish Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority, 03395/2020Umeå University
Available from: 2023-09-22 Created: 2023-09-22 Last updated: 2023-12-08Bibliographically approved
Arnell, L., Thunberg, S. & Kreutzfeldt, S. (2022). Barn på skyddat boende: från uppbrott till utflytt. In: : . Paper presented at Barn som bevittnat och utsatts för våld, Stockholm, Sweden, June 9, 2022.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Barn på skyddat boende: från uppbrott till utflytt
2022 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-99487 (URN)
Conference
Barn som bevittnat och utsatts för våld, Stockholm, Sweden, June 9, 2022
Funder
The Swedish Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority, 03395/2020
Available from: 2022-06-13 Created: 2022-06-13 Last updated: 2022-06-13Bibliographically approved
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-1406-2064

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