Parents’ opinions – view of their child´s experiences in the legal process: An interpretative analysis of parents’ opinions
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The aim of this study was to demonstrate how parents of children, who are victims of sexual assault, experience the legal process, seen from the child’s, as well as the parents’ perspective. Nine parents identified in the records of three public prosecution offices in three cities in Sweden, were interviewed. The parents described feelings of shame and guilt over what their children had experienced. They felt stigmatized and had difficulty fulfilling their parental role; perceived a lack of information and support from the professionals involved; experienced a sense of withdrawal from their role as parents, even though they felt the professionals who worked with their children were helpful and influential.
Child sexual abuse, legal process, parents opinions
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-85550OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-85550DiVA: diva2:571563