Anders Hjern, Bo Vinnerljung, Lars Brännström - Developmental Child Welfare10 Jan 2019
To inform decisions about permanent care arrangements, the authors of this study used Swedish national population registers to create a sibling population consisting of 194 children born 1973–1982 who had been in out-of-home care (OHC) at least 5 years before adolescence but were never adopted (50% boys) and their 177 maternal birth siblings who also had been in OHC at least 5 years before their teens but were adopted before adolescence (52.5% boys).
To raise attention to the fact that it is possible to change policies, attitudes and behaviours, the Council of the Baltic Sea States organised a high-level conference on implementing the prohibition of corporal punishment.
Bo Vinnerljung, Stefan Kling, Anders Hjern - International Journal of Social Welfare20 Aug 2018
International research has consistently reported that youth in secure residential care have high rates of somatic/dental health problems. Here, the authors report results from the first such study in a Nordic country.
Malin Eriksson, Malin E Wimelius, Mehdi Ghazinour - Journal of Refugee Studies3 Jul 2018
The aim of this qualitative grounded-theory situational study was to explore experiences of social networks among unaccompanied minors (UM) and the significance of those networks for becoming established in Sweden, based on data from in-depth interviews with 11 young persons.
Ingrid Höjer, Helena Lindberg, Bo Nielsen, Jan-Eric Gustafsson, Helena Johansson - Children and Youth Services Review30 Jun 2018
The aim of the article is to describe and discuss how issues related to schooling and educational achievement are recognized and addressed in social services case files for children and young people placed in out-of-home care (OHC) in the city of Gothenburg, Sweden.