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"I Feel It In My Heart When My Parents Fight": Experiences of 7-9-Year-Old Children of Alcoholics
Örebro University, School of Health Sciences.
Örebro University, School of Health Sciences.
Örebro University, School of Health Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7393-796X
2018 (English)In: Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, ISSN 0738-0151, E-ISSN 1573-2797, Vol. 35, no 5, p. 531-540Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Children are vulnerable when exposed to parental alcohol abuse. Although much is known about children of alcoholics (COA), research examining the experiences of younger COA is scarce. To gain knowledge of the consequences for these children, it is important to ask the children themselves. This study explored the consequences for a child of having an alcoholic parent, from the point of view of 7-9-year-old COA. Eighteen children were interviewed, whose alcoholic parent was undergoing treatment, using a vignette. In the analysis, using qualitative content analysis, the findings show that the children of this young age had much experiences and took a great responsibility for their alcoholic parent, and the family. The most significant feeling of the children was a feeling of sadness. They tried to control the situation in different ways. They wished for a change in the future, but despite problems in the family they described things they did together with a loving parent. Implications include the importance of listening to and supporting all COA, also children as young as 7-9 years old. Further studies should address the support that can and should be offered to COA.

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Springer, 2018. Vol. 35, no 5, p. 531-540
Keywords [en]
Children of alcoholics, COA, Qualitative study, Parental alcohol abuse, School children, Vignette
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-68998DOI: 10.1007/s10560-018-0544-6ISI: 000444033600008PubMedID: 30220781Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85045754425OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-68998DiVA, id: diva2:1250834
Available from: 2018-09-25 Created: 2018-09-25 Last updated: 2018-09-25Bibliographically approved

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