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"Föräldrarna ska kunna hjälpa barnet": - En kvalitativ studie om de icke-förövande anhörigas behov av stöd för att stödja sitt sexuellt utnyttjade barn
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Help the non-offending parents to help their sexually abused children : – A qualitative study about the supports the non-offending parents gets to support their children (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

Through an internship at a nonprofit organization called ATSUB[1], specialized at giving support to non-offending parents to sexually abused children, one of the authors to this study found that there was a lack of care for the parents by governmental operations. While studying the previous research we found a great deficiency when it came to non-offending parents and far most about non-offending fathers. We found studies proving that the child’s non-offending parents are the best support for the child during their healing process. Research also shows that parents must be able to get good support and treatment during their crisis for the parents to be able to support the child, since they’re also in great despair over their child being sexually abused. We decided to do qualitative interviews with professionals who care for the non-offending parents within the county of Kalmar in Sweden. We found through the informants affidavit, studying the previous research and applying theoretical approaches that the support is good but misdirected. The results have shown that there are some miscommunications between government operations and specialized knowledge in treating parents and their situation doesn’t exist or its deficit. The professionals knew what kind of needs the non-offending parents have and they knew how important the parent is for the child’s wellbeing. The professionals also believed that it was important to give individual care to the parents, but there’s where the problem lies, they have such a great focus on the child’s treatment that the care for the parents who are supposed to be the most valuable support for the child, falls aside.

[1] Anhöriga Till Sexuellt Utnyttjade Barn (Parents To Sexually Abused Children)

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 65 p.
Keyword [en]
Non-offending, parents, sexual abuse, child, need, support, care, treatment, crisis
Keyword [sv]
Icke-förövande, anhörig, föräldrar, sexuella övergrepp, sexuellt utnyttjande, barn, behov, stöd, bemötande, behandling, krisstöd
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-37252OAI: diva2:749590
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Available from: 2014-10-07 Created: 2014-09-24 Last updated: 2014-10-07Bibliographically approved

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