Gisela Priebe

Senior Lecturer, docent, ,

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Medical and Health Sciences
  • Social Sciences

Keywords

  • children, youth, child abuse and neglect, young carers, psychotherapy, family therapy, sexuality, developmental psychology, clinical psychology, abuse, sexual exploitation, prostitution, Internet, psychiatry, Child and adolescent psychiatry, Epidemiology, survey, evaluation

Research

Research

Children and youth exposed to abuse and neglect or other difficult life events and their psychological wellbeing

My research focuses on children and youth who are exposed to abuse (for example sexual or physical abuse), sexual exploitation (for example selling sex or trafficking for sexual purposes), unwanted internet-related incidents or who have family members who have serious mental health problems, addiction or who are seriously ill. The prevalence of different types of abuse and difficult life events, factors that increase or decrease the risk for abuse and the consequences of abuse and difficult life events for children’s and youth’s psychological wellbeing are studied. Also, developmental, family-related and context-related factors are paid attention to.

My research is mostly quantitative and includes large epidemiological population-based surveys or register studies, evaluation of different types of specialized interventions or development of psychometric instruments for clinical use.

I have an extensive network including researchers and other professionals on a national and international level. Also, I am connected with Barnafrid, a center for knowledge about children and youth exposed to abuse and neglect or other difficult life events at Linköping University.

Current projects:

Youth, sex and the Internet in a changing world, 2013 – 2016, with financial support from Stiftelsen Allmänna Barnhuset and in collaboration with Linköping University. A number of scientific papers are in preparation. Main report in Swedish: http://www.allmannabarnhuset.se/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Unga_sex_internet_2015_slutlig.pdf.

Evaluation of parent-based interventions for children who have mentally ill parents, 2013 – 2016, with financial support from The National Board of Health and Welfare and in collaboration with University of Gothenburg and Malmö University.

Young carers in Sweden, 2014 – 2016, with financial support from Stiftelsen Allmänna Barnhuset and in collaboration with Linnaeus University and Mälardalen University.

Children’s need for information, advice and support when a parent is mentally ill – How does mental health care conform to the law? An evaluation of implementation in Region Skåne, 2012 – 2015, with financial support from Public Health Agency of Sweden and in collaboration with the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Lund university, Region Skåne and Malmö University

Recent research outputs

Nilsson, H. C., Nordås, Gisela Priebe & Svedin, D. 2017 Aug 1 In : Child Abuse and Neglect. 70, p. 28-38 11 p.

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