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Experiences of Victimization by Peers and Staff in Residential Care from an Ecological Perspective

13/05/2021, 10:00 (GMT+1)

with Prof. Shalhevet Attar-Schwartz (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)


Abstract of the presentation:

The lecture brings together a series of findings from a large-scale study of the victimization experiences of Israeli Arab and Jewish youth by peers and staff while staying in residential care settings for children at risk. The study identifies various youth and institutional characteristics linked to increased vulnerability to various types of peer victimization (including physical, verbal, relational and sexual victimization) and victimization by staff (verbal and physical). It yields insights both about young people at risk of victimization and about the institutions where victimization is more likely to occur. These insights, as well as possible implications for child welfare policy and practice, will be discussed in the presentation.



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