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Article 19: What sheltered housing means for abused children

About this project

Project information

Project status

In progress 2020 - 2023

Contact

Linda Arnell

Research subject

Research environments

The aim of the project is to contribute with new knowledge about what a stay in sheltered housing means for abused children, but also about children’s experiences of being denied a place in a shelter. In Sweden, approximately 1800 children live in sheltered housing every year. These children have witnessed violence against, and often by, a parent and often themselves been subjected to family violence. Sheltered housing provides the opportunity for abused mothers and children to get support and protection. However, knowledge about what a stay in sheltered housing means for children is limited. The project draw on childhood sociology and it is based on interviews with children of different ages. The results will hopefully contribute to develop the support to abused children.

Research funding bodies

  • The Swedish Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority
  • Children