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    The war within: emotional experiences of children in Norwegian Child Protection Services

    Wilson, S. and Hean, S. and Abebe, T. and Heaslip, V. and Smith, Jonathan A. (2023) The war within: emotional experiences of children in Norwegian Child Protection Services. Children's Geographies , ISSN 1473-3285.

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    This article demonstrates how children’s emotional experiences in the context of child protection services (CPS) impact their choices in everyday lives. It draws on a qualitative study examining the lived experiences of children from Pakistani backgrounds with Norwegian CPS. The data analysis shows that children’s emotions are social and relational, interacting with their broader politico-cultural environment, as they are both shaped and being shaped by their experiences with CPS. We argue that analysing emotions is important for understanding children’s complex lives and identities and that this can inform CPS policies and practices and contribute to framing their protection needs in the wider sociocultural and political contexts.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Jonathan Smith
    Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2023 12:02
    Last Modified: 18 Jan 2024 18:24


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