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Sara Thunberg

Title: Doctoral Student School/office: School of Law, Psychology and Social Work

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Sara Thunberg

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About Sara Thunberg

Sara Thunberg is a trained social worker and PhD in social work. She has been working at Örebro University since 2013.

Teaching

Sara Thunberg mainly teaches on courses within the Social Work Program and other courses within social work.

Research focus

Sara Thunberg's research mainly focus on post-victimization support for youth crime victims, and especially the matching between youths' needs of support after victimization and available support in society. She has right external funding from Brottsoffermyndigheten to study this.

Previously, Sara Thunberg have been studying post-victimization support in general, but mainly to adults. Specifically, focus has been on collaboration between the public and nongovermental sectors, and the social services responsibility for post-victimization support. Also, she studies how post-victimization support can be used as a preventive measure.

As of 2019, Sara Thunberg is a member in the Management Commitee for the COST Action CA18121, which focus on cultural victimology. The action aim to strengthen the European Victimology Network, and is financed by the EU, European Cooperation in Science & Technology.

Assignments

Sara Thunberg was previously an alumnicoordinator for the Social Work subject and the School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.

Collaborations

Sara Thunberg is the initiator and leader for the GerSwe-collaboration, which is a research collaboration with Deutsches Jugendinstitut in Munich focusing on children and young people's experiences of crime.

On a reugular basis, she collaborates with Victim Support Sweden in the local region.

She is also a part of the Working Group on Victimology, which is a European network of researchers studying different aspects of victimization.

Between 2014-2015, Sara Thunberg were the coordinator for the Sweden-India project, were students from the Social Work Program at Mid Sweden University, Stockholm University, and Örebro University has an opportunity to do their field work studies in India.

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Publications

Articles in journals |  Chapters in books |  Conference papers |  Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries |  Reports | 

Articles in journals

Thunberg, S. & Andersson Bruck, K. (2020). Young victims’ positioning: Narrations of victimhood and support. International Review of Victimology, 26 (2), 196-211.
Glatz, T. , Källström, Å. , Hellfeldt, K. & Thunberg, S. (2019). Physical Violence in Family Sub-Systems: Links to Peer Victimization and Long-Term Emotional and Behavioral Problems. Journal of family Violence, 34 (5), 423-433.

Chapters in books

Thunberg, S. (2019). Att stödja unga utsatta. In: Björn Johansson & Åsa Källström, Barns och ungas utsatthet: Våld och kränkningar i barns och ungas relationer (pp. 125-138). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.
Nordlöf, K. & Thunberg, S. (2019). Barn i rättsprocessen med anledning av brott. In: Björn Johansson & Åsa Källström, Barns och ungas utsatthet: Våld och kränkningar i barns och ungas relationer (pp. 169-188). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.
Hellfeldt, K. , Thunberg, S. & Moberg Stephenson, M. (2019). Barn och unga som brottsoffer. In: Björn Johansson & Åsa Källström, Barns och ungas utsatthet: Våld och kränkningar i barns och ungas relationer (pp. 107-124). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.
Thunberg, S. & Johansson, B. (2019). Utsatthet på fritiden och i det offentliga. In: Björn Johansson & Åsa Källström, Barns och ungas utsatthet: Våld och kränkningar i barns och ungas relationer (pp. 81-89). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.
Thunberg, S. (2018). Konsekvenser av kategoriseringar i relationsbaserat stöd – exemplet brottsutsatta ungdomar. In: Anders Bruhn och Åsa Källström, Relationer i socialt arbete: i gränslandet mellan profession och person (pp. 154-167). Stockholm: Liber.
Thunberg, S. (2014). Who cares?: A study of the Social Services’ Responsibility for Crime Victims. In: Brottsoffer i fokus: de vinnande bidragen i Brottsoffermyndighetens uppsatstävling 2014 (pp. 97-142). Umeå: Brottsoffermyndigheten.

Conference papers

Källström, Å. , Glatz, T. , Hellfeldt, K. & Thunberg, S. (2019). Physical Violence in Family Sub-Systems: Links to Peer Victimization and Long-Term Emotional and Behavioral Problems. Paper presented at 19th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology (EuroCrim 2019), Ghent, Belgium, September 18-21, 2019.
Thunberg, S. (2019). Young Victims Narrate Their Processing of Victimization. Paper presented at 19th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology (EuroCrim 2019), Ghent, Belgium, September 18-21, 2019.
Thunberg, S. (2018). Need and Understanding – Young Victims’ Experiences of Processing Victimization . Paper presented at 6th EFCAP Congress, Venice, Italy, June 20-22, 2018.
Thunberg, S. (2018). Victimization, Positioning, and Support. In: En forskningskonferens kring föräldraskap och föräldra-barnrelationen. Paper presented at En forskningskonferens kring föräldraskap och föräldra-barnrelationen, Örebro, Sweden, 4-5 juli, 2018.
Thunberg, S. (2017). Unga brottsutsattas positionering: Narrationer om offerskap och stöd. Paper presented at Viktimologisk forskarkonferens, Stockholm, Sweden, November 21, 2017.
Thunberg, S. (2017). Ungdomars positionering som brottsoffer och tillgång till stöd. Paper presented at Socionomutbildningen 50 år, Örebro universitet, Örebro, 2017 den 6 maj.
Thunberg, S. & Källström, Å. (2017). Var söker och erhåller ungdomar stöd efter utsatthet för brott?. Paper presented at Socionomutbildningen 50 år, Örebro universitet, Örebro, 6/5 2017.
Thunberg, S. (2017). Youths’ Positioning as Victims and its Consequences for the Receptivity and Availability of Support. Paper presented at 17th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, Cardiff, United Kingdom, September 13-16, 2017.
Thunberg, S. (2017). Youths’ Positioning as Victims and its Consequences for the Receptivity and Availability of Support. Paper presented at Nationell forskningskonferens i socialt arbete, Umeå, Sweden, June 12-13, 2017.
Thunberg, S. & Cater [Källström Cater], Å. (2016). Family and Friends: An Important Resource to Receive Psychosocial Support after Victimization as a Youth. Paper presented at 16th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, Münster, Germany, September 21-24, 2016.
Thunberg, S. & Källström Cater, Å. (2015). Post-victimization support in Sweden: from which organizations can young victims of crime expect to receive psychosocial support?. Paper presented at Stockholm Criminology Symposium, Stockholm, Sweden, June 8-10, 2015.
Thunberg, S. , Ahonen, L. & Degner, J. (2014). Crime victims in limbo: when collaboration between the municipal social services and victim support fails . Paper presented at Stockholm Criminology Symposium, Stockholm, Sweden, June 9-11, 2014.

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries

Thunberg, S. (2020). Victimization, Positioning, and Support: Young Victims' Experiences of Crime. (Doctoral dissertation). (Comprehensive summary) Örebro: Örebro University.

Reports

(2018). Nationell forskningskonferens i socialt arbete: Abstractsammanställning. Örebro: Örebro university (Working Papers and Reports 13).