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De traumatiserade barnen - en studie av hur barn som lider av posttraumatiskt stressyndrom bemöts och behandlas

Andersson, Emily LU and Lantz, Nathalie LU (2010) SOPA63 20092
School of Social Work
Abstract (Swedish)
Abstract
Author: Emily Andersson and Nathalie Lantz
Title: The traumatised children – a study about how children suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder are being received and treated [translated title].
Supervisor: Gunilla Lindén
Examiner: Åsa Lundqvist
The purpose of this study was to enter deeply into the treatment of children with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. More specifically the aim of this study was to examine how different authorities working with psychiatric treatment see and receive the increasing need of treatment among children (0-18 years old) suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. A qualitative method was used to examine this and we interviewed eight people working with psychiatric childtreatment and... (More)
Abstract
Author: Emily Andersson and Nathalie Lantz
Title: The traumatised children – a study about how children suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder are being received and treated [translated title].
Supervisor: Gunilla Lindén
Examiner: Åsa Lundqvist
The purpose of this study was to enter deeply into the treatment of children with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. More specifically the aim of this study was to examine how different authorities working with psychiatric treatment see and receive the increasing need of treatment among children (0-18 years old) suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. A qualitative method was used to examine this and we interviewed eight people working with psychiatric childtreatment and one scientist in this field. To analyse this we used two theories; a child- and a power perspective. To collect information about the subject we also used relevant literature. Many informants describe an increase in the number of help seeking, but they have different opinions whether PTSD among children has increased. The most important conclusion we made was that the authorities are able to provide treatment for children with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and that they have sufficient resources to do this. Our informants all work with conversational therapy but also with alternative ways to express feelings, such as painting, play therapy and drama. Because of this they make it possible for children in different stage of development to express their feelings. According to our study the methods of treatment seem to be designed on the basis of children’s needs and a child perspective. The informants also support the children to retrieve control of their own lives. The authorities working with psychiatric treatment try to avoid power imbalance by matching their patients and see the situation from the patient’s point of view.
Key words: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, treatment, children. (Less)
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Andersson, Emily LU and Lantz, Nathalie LU
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SOPA63 20092
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, treatment, children
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Swedish
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1529029
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  abstract     = {Abstract
Author: Emily Andersson and Nathalie Lantz
Title: The traumatised children – a study about how children suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder are being received and treated [translated title].
Supervisor: Gunilla Lindén 
Examiner: Åsa Lundqvist
The purpose of this study was to enter deeply into the treatment of children with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. More specifically the aim of this study was to examine how different authorities working with psychiatric treatment see and receive the increasing need of treatment among children (0-18 years old) suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. A qualitative method was used to examine this and we interviewed eight people working with psychiatric childtreatment and one scientist in this field. To analyse this we used two theories; a child- and a power perspective. To collect information about the subject we also used relevant literature. Many informants describe an increase in the number of help seeking, but they have different opinions whether PTSD among children has increased. The most important conclusion we made was that the authorities are able to provide treatment for children with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and that they have sufficient resources to do this. Our informants all work with conversational therapy but also with alternative ways to express feelings, such as painting, play therapy and drama. Because of this they make it possible for children in different stage of development to express their feelings. According to our study the methods of treatment seem to be designed on the basis of children’s needs and a child perspective. The informants also support the children to retrieve control of their own lives. The authorities working with psychiatric treatment try to avoid power imbalance by matching their patients and see the situation from the patient’s point of view. 
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  title        = {De traumatiserade barnen - en studie av hur barn som lider av posttraumatiskt stressyndrom bemöts och behandlas},
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