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Varför berättar inte barnen? - perspektiv på sexuella övergrepp

Henriksson, Helena LU (2013) SOPA63 20122
School of Social Work
Abstract
Abstract
The aspiration of this essay was to search for explanations why children who are victims of sexual abuse don´t tell someone immediately about their horrifying experiences. Commonly, their way of dealing with the trauma is instead silence for many years until they decide to reveal the abuse. I have read four autobiographies written by people who were themselves, when they were children, victims of sexual abuse. Qualitative research method within the tradition of emotionalism and coding was used in the analysis of the biographies. The children´s tendency to not tell is the result of own negative emotions, part of Silvan S. Tomkins negative affect theory, as well as the surroundings inclination to reject sexual abuse of children as... (More)
Abstract
The aspiration of this essay was to search for explanations why children who are victims of sexual abuse don´t tell someone immediately about their horrifying experiences. Commonly, their way of dealing with the trauma is instead silence for many years until they decide to reveal the abuse. I have read four autobiographies written by people who were themselves, when they were children, victims of sexual abuse. Qualitative research method within the tradition of emotionalism and coding was used in the analysis of the biographies. The children´s tendency to not tell is the result of own negative emotions, part of Silvan S. Tomkins negative affect theory, as well as the surroundings inclination to reject sexual abuse of children as a children’s figment of imagination because of the negative emotions it brings up. Another reason for the surrounding´s denial and lack of further report is the stigmatization revolving sexual abuse of children. (Less)
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author
Henriksson, Helena LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20122
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
sexual abuse, biography, stigma and shame
language
Swedish
id
4017277
date added to LUP
2013-09-12 13:38:23
date last changed
2013-09-18 11:24:28
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  abstract     = {Abstract
The aspiration of this essay was to search for explanations why children who are victims of sexual abuse don´t tell someone immediately about their horrifying experiences. Commonly, their way of dealing with the trauma is instead silence for many years until they decide to reveal the abuse. I have read four autobiographies written by people who were themselves, when they were children, victims of sexual abuse. Qualitative research method within the tradition of emotionalism and coding was used in the analysis of the biographies. The children´s tendency to not tell is the result of own negative emotions, part of Silvan S. Tomkins negative affect theory, as well as the surroundings inclination to reject sexual abuse of children as a children’s figment of imagination because of the negative emotions it brings up. Another reason for the surrounding´s denial and lack of further report is the stigmatization revolving sexual abuse of children.},
  author       = {Henriksson, Helena},
  keyword      = {sexual abuse,biography,stigma and shame},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Varför berättar inte barnen? - perspektiv på sexuella övergrepp},
  year         = {2013},
}