|dc.description.abstract||Up to now, children in the Netherlands have hardly been involved in the addressing of child abuse. The International Convention on the Rights of the Child, however, states that children should be involved in matters that affect them. This research introduces the Child-Voice-group method, a method by which the vision of children and young people in addressing child abuse is investigated.
A total of 26 children and adolescents living in residential settings participated in the study, some of whom have experienced child abuse. Using the Child-Voice-group method, children and adolescents give their views on the addressing of child abuse through creative methods. This results in tangible products: a comic, a drama film, an animation film, and dioramas. In addition, this study evaluates the Child-Voice-group method through interviews and focus groups with facilitators of the Child-Voice groups.
The results of this study provide practical tools for addressing child abuse. They give instructions for signaling, talking about child abuse and the desired form of treatment. The Child-Voice-group method connects the children’s right to participate with their right to be protected, by making it possible for them to express their views in a safe way.||