Resident at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:December 2022
Research topic at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:»Emotional abuse of children«
Child emotional abuse (CEA) is a phenomenon that has been acknowledged under the umbrella of child maltreatment. However, and surprisingly, CEA is usually viewed as a co-morbid pattern to other types of child maltreatment (CM), such as physical, sexual, and neglect. Moreover, when CEA was studied, the focus was on specific and unique contexts such as high-conflict parental disputes and exposure to domestic violence. This tremendous gap in the literature generates gaps in both policy and practice concerning CEA, namely to its measurement, identification as well as to its prevention and intervention. This gap is worrisome, especially given that research shows that children perceive CEA as severe as the other types of CM (Rosenthal & Ben-Arieh, 2022; Rosenthal, 2022). Therefore, it is necessary to develop knowledge and measures on child emotional abuse from various key informants, including children.
The proposed project aims:
• Developing a research group on CEA.
• Carry out cut-edging research, which will promote empirical and theoretical literature on ECA.
• Promoting awareness in the professional and academic arenas regarding CEA (through academic courses, conferences, and publications). (Ayelet Noam-Rosenthal)
Research partner:Ayelet Noam Rosenthal follows the invitation of Sabine Andresen, Professor of social pedagogy and family research, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main and Goethe Fellow at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften.
Scholarly profile of Ayelet Noam-Rosenthal Ayelet Noam Rosenthal received her PhD from the School of Social Work and Social Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel in 2022. Her doctoral dissertation focuses on children's perceptions of child physical and emotional abuse. Ayelet is a lecturer at the faculty of behavioral science at Hadassah Academic College, Jerusalem. Ayelet is also the director of early childhood programs at the »Haruv Institute«.
Main areas of research:Childhood, child welfare, children's rights, trauma, and risk
- Macro level Socio-economic Factors and Children's View on
Physical and Emotional Maltreatment, Child Indicators Research, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12187-022-09941-5 2022.
- (with A. Ben-Arieh), Rethinking Child Maltreatment: Children's
Perceptions of Physical and Emotional Maltreatment—Initial Findings, International Journal on Child Maltreatment: Research, Policy and Practice, 1-15, 2022.