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Listening to the children´s experiences of being participant witnesses to domestic violence
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Social Work. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2010 (English)In: Social Work and child welfare politics: Through Nordic lenses / [ed] Hannele Forsberg & Teppo Kröger, Bristol, UK: Polity Press, 2010, 129-146 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Children and families are at the heart of social work all over the world, but, until now Nordic perspectives have been rare in the body of English-language child welfare literature. Is there something that makes child welfare ideas and practices that are in use in the Nordic countries characteristically 'Nordic'? If so, what kinds of challenges do the current globalization trends pose for Nordic child welfare practices, especially for social work with children and families? Covering a broad range of child welfare issues, this edited collection provides examples of Nordic approaches to child welfare, looking at differences between Nordic states as well as the similarities. It considers, and critically examines, the particular features of the Nordic welfare model - including universal social care services that are available to all citizens and family policies that promote equality and individuality - as a resource for social work with children and families. Drawing on contemporary research and debates from different Nordic countries, the book examines how social work and child welfare politics are produced and challenged as both global and local ideas and practices."Social work and child welfare politics" is aimed at academics and researchers in social work, childhood studies, children's policy and social policy, as well as social work practitioners, policy makers and service providers, all over the world who are interested in Nordic experiences of providing care and welfare for families with children.

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Bristol, UK: Polity Press, 2010. 129-146 p.
Keyword [en]
Social Welfare, child studies, family violence, children witnessing violence
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-74329ISBN: 978 1 84742 406 8ISBN: 1 8474 29 00 9OAI: diva2:483067
Available from: 2012-01-24 Created: 2012-01-24 Last updated: 2013-04-16Bibliographically approved

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