National centre for knowledge concerning violence against children

Barnafrid is a national knowledge center with the task of collecting and disseminating knowledge about violence and other abuses against children.

Your knowledge makes a difference!

28 000

users of Barnafrid's core curriculum on violence against children and young people.

6 300

participants signed up for Barnafrid events and training activities in 2023.   

4,9 of 6

in the average rating of the overall experience of Barnafrid events in 2023


Two women at a table.

Barnafrid supports war-torn Ukraine

Those working to help traumatised children in Ukraine are themselves in great need of support. Barnafrid at LiU, has been commissioned by the government to assist with working procedures and methods.

Portrait of a woman (Seetha Murty)

Two champions for children become honorary doctors

Indian principal Seetha Murty has worked with children’s and young people’s learning throughout her professional life. American professor Cindy W. Christian has devoted her career to developing the care of abused children.

Girl standing by a fence in front of railroad tracks. She carries a backpack that has a yellow balloon tied with blue and yellow ribbons.

Together for children and young people in Ukraine

In a new assignment initiated by the Swedish government, Barnafrid will contribute with practical solutions for children who need support to deal with the consequences of violence.

Book cover Participatory Research on Child Maltreatment with Children and Adult Survivors

Barnafrid contributes to book on participatory research

Barnafrid is behind two chapters in the recently published book Participatory Research on Child Maltreatment with Children and Adult Survivor.

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Barnafrid hosts international congress about child abuse and neglect

The European Regional Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect 2024 is now organized for the first time in Sweden. Barnafrid is hosting the congress and 600 international experts are expected to participate.

Children and young people with sexual behaviour problems

Sexual abuse of children causes great distress to the victim, increases the risk of developing mental health and psychosocial problems, and affects the immediate environment, family and friends.


International collaborations


Man and a women standing by a wall
David Brohede

Barnafrid offers different types of education such as single lectures, network meetings as well as university courses. 

Barnafrid offers eduction about: 

  • Child abuse and sexual assault
  • Children and youth psychiatry
  • To educate about violence against children in university education
  • Trauma focused cognitive behavior therapy
  • Children and trauma

The courses are held in Swedish.