Parental opinions of their child's experience in the legal process: an interpretative analysis
2014 (English)In: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, ISSN 1053-8712, E-ISSN 1547-0679, Vol. 23, no 3, 290-303 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of this study is to demonstrate how parents of children who are victims of sexual assault experience the legal process from the children’s and 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, and experienced a sense of withdrawal from their role as parents, though they felt the professionals who worked with their children were helpful and influential.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2014. Vol. 23, no 3, 290-303 p.
child sexual abuse, legal process, parents’ opinions, interpretative analysis
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-106914DOI: 10.1080/10538712.2014.888117ISI: 000334908700005PubMedID: 24745547OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-106914DiVA: diva2:719541