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Domestic violence, family law proceedings, and children’s victimization at school
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare. (Kritiska perspektiv i våldsprevention)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7261-6643
2015 (English)Conference paper, Abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Aim

The paper   discusses what the practices of family law social workers and school staff   mean for children’s vulnerability and victimization at school (including   preschool).

Background  

While   there has been considerable discussion of issues about child protection and   the cooperation between school and social services in that context, studies   on the intersection between school and family law proceedings seem virtually   non-existent. This is also the case when it comes to family law proceedings,   school and different forms of childhood adversity.

Methods

The   analysis draws on a survey to 110 preschool managers and 110 school head   teachers in two counties in Sweden, as well as qualitative interviews with   school staff, individually or in groups (22 interviewees).

Findings

Victimizing practices range from staff   neglect of children’s possible fear due to previous exposure to violence, and   the invalidation of experiences of violence, to outright dangerousness as   when staff exposing children and their abused mothers to risks for further   violence. Not just the children who are the objects of a family law dispute   are subjected to victimising practices at school, but other children as well.   A key example is when children with disputing parents are subjected institutional   violence by social workers trying to enforce contact, and this is witnessed   by other children.

Conclusion

The pattern of victimizing practices can   be linked to institutional and professional hierarchies, as well as dominating   discourses in the domain of education constructing domestic violence as a   problem of order affecting the collective, rather than as a threat to the   rights of individual children.

 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015.
National Category
Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-30524OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-30524DiVA: diva2:889226
Conference
1st European Conference on Domestic Violence, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast, 6th-9th of September 2015
Available from: 2015-12-22 Created: 2015-12-22 Last updated: 2015-12-23Bibliographically approved

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