Barns behov av pappa och av skydd från våld: Diskurser inom verksamheterna Barn- och ungdomspsykiatrin (BUP) och kvinnojourer i form av skyddade boenden
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
This qualitative study aimed to examine which discourses can be found within the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (BUP) and women’s shelters against domestic violence, concerning children that have experienced violence within the family, from two perspectives: the child’s need of father and of protection from violence. The study also aimed to examine which discourses can be found within the organisations concerning children’s well-being, how they define their mission concerning domestic violence and how this can affect the practical work with children that have experienced violence and their parents. The questions that the study aimed to answer were which discourses can be distinguished within BUP and the women’s shelters against domestic violence and how they can affect the different agencies’ view of the child’s need and well-being. These questions have been answered with collected interviews from the two respective agencies which have then been interpreted and processed through a critical discourse analysis from different theoretical concepts such as dominant discourses and service discourses in relation to Social Work, children’s need as a social construction and discourses of the child as a victim and an active participant. What the study showed was that the active participant-discourse overall was more prominent within BUP and that the victim-discourse was more prominent within the women’s shelters against domestic violence but also that both discourses were distinguishable in different ways and to different extents in both agencies in different combinations and variations. The study also found that the discourses, in different ways and to different extents, also affected the agencies’ view of the child’s need of father and of protection from violence.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 69 p.
Children who have experienced domestic violence, discourses concerning the child as a victim and an active participant, "the best interest of the child".
Barn som upplevt våld, våld i hemmet, diskurser kring barnet som offer och aktör, "barnets bästa".
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-24154ISRN: ORU-JPS/SAR-AY-2012/0007--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-24154DiVA: diva2:541616
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Cater, Åsa Kjellström, Universitetslektor
Aronsson, Pia, Universitetsadjunkt