Many of the survivors after the terror attack at Utøya July 22nd 2011, experience that the attack is central to their identity and life story. Researchers find that the perception of an attack as central may be an effect, not a cause, of their PTSD symptoms.
20 % of Norwegian adolescents have experienced being pulled by the hair, pinched, shaken or slapped by their parents. 5 % have experienced severe physical violence, like being kicked, beaten with a sharp object or beaten up.
All forms of childhood violence and abuse can lead to later physical health issues. This study shows that posttraumatic stress reactions can link violence and abuse with the development of physical health problems.
– Differing European standards for what is regarded as unacceptable violence against children is mirrored in the research, Carolina Øverlien says. The Journal of Family Violence has two special issues on European violence research.
The PROTECT project will provide knowledge on how to improve health services' preparedness and response to terrorist attacks and disasters. The involved are the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm), the French Public Health Agency (Santé publique) and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, apart from NKVTS.
Experiences of childhood violence can have long-term health consequences and can affect victims' social landscapes. Sharing information about experiences of violence and getting negative reactions from others can lead to withdrawal, shame and create barriers against seeking social support.
Several NKVTS researchers contributed to the European Conference on Domestic Violence in Oslo 1-4 September 2019. The topics ranged from digital violence to female genital cutting and how to do violence prevalence studies asking young people - among other topics. Click here to read about all NKVTS contributions.
A significant number of the Norwegian population has experienced violence and abuse. Childhood experiences of violence predicated violence or sexual abuse episodes in adulthood. Read more about the findings from the 2014 prevalence study of violence and rape in Norway.
Our national prevalence study on violence and abuse against elderly people in Norway is now translated into English. Download the full report here, free of charge.
NKVTS’ five-year research programme on violence in close relationships includes multidisciplinary research, and the purpose was to increase our knowledge on how violence in close relationships affects social groups differently, and how violence affects individuals over time.