Social services provided for physically abused children: A four-year follow-up study in Sweden
2006 (English)In: Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, ISSN 0738-0151, Vol. 23, no 5-6, 597-616 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper examines contacts that Swedish physically abused children have with the Department of Social Services (DSS) 4 years after a physical abuse incident has been reported to the police. The children's files have been investigated in an effort to evaluate which child and parent characteristics led DSS to make interventions for the 69 children still in need of assistance, 4 years after the original abuse incident. Intervention by the DSS prior to the reported abuse incident increased the odds 18 times that a child would still receive interventions 4 years after the incident, and the presence of a mentally ill mother increased the odds 11 times. © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2006.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 23, no 5-6, 597-616 p.
Child and parent characteristic, Child physical abuse, Follow-up, Interventions, Social services
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-50047DOI: 10.1007/s10560-006-0077-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-50047DiVA: diva2:270943