Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Laitinen, Merja Anneli
Organisation University of Lapland
Project title Children’s Knowing Agency in the Private, Multi-Professional and Societal Settings – the Case of Parental Stalking
Decision No. 308470
Decision date 13.06.2017
Funding,period 01.09.2017 - 31.08.2021
Funding 480 000
WebFOCUS Report
Project description
The research examines children’s knowledge and agency in professional and societal contexts, the focus being Finnish children’s knowing agency in dealing with parental stalking after parents’ separation. The study rests on the conviction that children have a right to knowledge and agency as well as to protection in private, multiprofessional and societal settings. Approaching children’s knowing agency from the perspectives of social work, law and education, the research has the potential to improve practices in social and health services and law enforcement and thus help and safeguard victims of stalking. The insights gained will also contribute to the education of social workers, lawyers, early childhood educators and teachers.