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Collaborating Against Child Abuse

Exploring the Nordic Barnahus Model

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Offers an inter-disciplinary approach to the understanding of the Barnahus model

  • Provides comparative research throughout the Nordic countries and beyond

  • Combines a critical research perspective with policy and practice oriented approaches for children's services around the world

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. Implementing the Nordic Barnahus Model: Characteristics and Local Adaptions

    • Susanna Johansson, Kari Stefansen, Elisiv Bakketeig, Anna Kaldal
    Pages 1-31Open Access
  3. Child-Friendliness, Support and Treatment

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 33-33
    2. To Be Summoned to Barnahus: Children’s Perspectives

      • Ann-Margreth E. Olsson, Maria Kläfverud
      Pages 57-74Open Access
  4. The Forensic Child Investigative Interview

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 95-95
    2. The Nordic Model of Handling Children’s Testimonies

      • Trond Myklebust
      Pages 97-119Open Access
    3. The NICHD Protocol: Guide to Follow Recommended Investigative Interview Practices at the Barnahus?

      • Gunn Astrid Baugerud, Miriam Sinkerud Johnson
      Pages 121-143Open Access
    4. Sequential Interviews with Preschool Children in Norwegian Barnahus

      • Åse Langballe, Tone Davik
      Pages 165-183Open Access
  5. Children’s Rights Perspectives

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 185-185
    2. Child Friendly Justice: International Obligations and the Challenges of Interagency Collaboration

      • Hrefna Friðriksdóttir, Anni G. Haugen
      Pages 187-206Open Access
    3. Children’s Right to Information in Barnahus

      • Anna Kaldal, Åsa Landberg, Maria Eriksson, Carl Göran Svedin
      Pages 207-226Open Access
  6. Interagency Collaboration and Professional Autonomy

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 249-249
    2. Power Dynamics in Barnahus Collaboration

      • Susanna Johansson
      Pages 251-271Open Access
    3. Exploring Juridification in the Norwegian Barnahus Model

      • Elisiv Bakketeig
      Pages 273-292Open Access

About this book

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

This edited collection explores the background and implementation of the Nordic Barnahus (or 'Children's House') model – recognised as one of the most important reforms related to children who are the victims of crime in the Nordic region. This book discusses both its potential to affect change and the challenges facing it. The model was introduced as a response to a growing recognition of the need for more integrated and child-centred services for children exposed to violence and sexual abuse. In the Barnahus structure, different professions work together to ensure that victimized children receive help and treatment and that their legal rights are met. This original study is organised into four broad themes: child-friendliness, support and treatment; the forensic child investigative interview; children’s rights perspectives; and interagency collaboration and professional autonomy. Each themed section includes in-depth chapters from different Nordic countries, outlining and analysing the practice and outcomes of the collaborative work engaged in by Barnahus from different perspectives. The introductory and concluding chapters offer a comparative lens useful for policy and practice implementation within the Nordic welfare state context and beyond, ensuring this book has global academic and practical appeal.

Keywords

  • Barnahus
  • Nordic
  • Scandinavia
  • Child protection
  • multi-agency working
  • Criminology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Council of Europe
  • Children
  • Young people
  • Policy
  • Practice
  • Open Access

Reviews

“This collection is both original and ground-breaking – indeed this should become a noted and significant contribution to our child welfare thinking, practice and policy.” (Professor Nick Frost, Professor of Social Work (Childhood, children and families), Leeds Beckett University, UK)

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of Social Work, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

    Susanna Johansson

  • Norwegian Social Research, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Oslo, Norway

    Kari Stefansen, Elisiv Bakketeig

  • Law Faculty, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

    Anna Kaldal

About the editors

Susanna Johansson works as a senior lecturer and researcher at the School of Social Work, Lund University, Sweden. 

Kari Stefansen works as a research professor at Norwegian Social Research (NOVA) at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway and the Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies (NKVTS). 

Elisiv Bakketeig works as a senior researcher at Norwegian Social Research (NOVA), Oslo and Akershus University College, Norway. 

Anna Kaldal works as an Associate Professor of Procedural Law at the Law Faculty, Stockholm University, Sweden. 

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 31.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 31.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)