Κατεύθυνση ΣυμβουλευτικήLibrary of the School of Education
Θεανώ Καλλινικάκη, Καθηγήτρια του Τμήματος Κοινωνικής Διοίκησης και Πολιτικής Επιστήμης του Δημοκρίτειου Πανεπιστημίου Θράκης
Μέλος Επιτροπής: Αγάπη Κανδυλάκη, Αναπληρώτρια Καθηγήτρια του Τμήματος Κοινωνικής Διοίκησης και Πολιτικής Επιστήμης του Δημοκρίτειου Πανεπιστημίου Θράκης
Ειρήνη Κατσαμά, Επίκουρη καθηγήτρια του Τμήματος Κοινωνικής Διοίκησης και Πολιτικής Επιστήμης του Δημοκρίτειου Πανεπιστημίου Θράκης
"H συμβουλευτική σχέση με παιδιά-εφήβους με εμπειρίες κακοποίησης ή παραμέλησης"
"The counseling relationship with children-adolescents with experiences of abuse or neglect"
The abuse and neglect of minors is a very serious social problem internationally. In many countries, children's rights are being violated and many children are living in extremely difficult conditions. Abuse and neglect of minors also occurs in the family space, where we encounter phenomena of abuse of minors by the close family circle of children.
The present study examines the challenges faced by mental health professionals dealing with children with experiences of abuse / neglect, as captured in a qualitative research method and the collection of data through a semi-structured interview. The research involved 10 scientists working in various structures in Athens, selected by the cluster sampling method.
Research has shown that counseling aims to create the right conditions for the child to return home, to maintain contact with the biological family or to establish a relationship of trust with the foster family. Counseling is primarily aimed at protecting the child from further abuse or neglect and rehabilitating the family in order to return to it as safely as possible, or to move to another family. Also, counseling with the children themselves is aimed at treating the trauma and developing the ability to cope with painful memories in the future. The element that seems to be very important concerns the formation of a relationship of honesty and trust between the counselor and the child. The biggest challenge in counseling children and adolescents who have been abused or neglected is for experts to gain their trust, endure their anger and silence, and keep the privacy of those they trust in the workplace. Challenges are also the accompanying problems that the child or teenager may have and the "splitting", ie the misunderstanding that may exist between the various specialties regarding the method or the plan that will follow.
Main subject category:
Philosophy - Psychology
counseling, child / adolescent abuse, child / adolescent neglect, mental health professionals