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Emily Munro - Leaving Care and the Transition to Adulthood25 Apr 2019

This chapter from the book Leaving Care and the Transition to Adulthood explores progress towards realizing the rights of young people in and leaving out of home care in Australia, Sweden and the UK.

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).

Council of the Baltic Sea States15 Nov 2018

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.

Anders Hjern, Jesus Palacios, Bo Vinnerljung - BMJ Paediatrics Open12 Nov 2018

The aim of this study was to investigate whether the risk of depression in adulthood in children raised by substitute parents from an early age differ by care arrangements.

Staffan Janson - Council of the Baltic Sea States9 Nov 2018

This report discusses some definitions of importance for maltreatment research, and explores difficulties and possibilities in child maltreatment epidemiology (tracking).

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.

Elizabeth Wall-Wieler, Ylva Almquist, Can Liu, Bo Vinnerljung, Anders Hjern - Child Abuse & Neglect17 Jul 2018

The objective of this study is to examine the intergenerational transmission of out-of-home care in Sweden.

Therése Wissö, Helena Johansson, Ingrid Höjer - Child and Family Social Work4 Jul 2018

This qualitative interview study with custodians and young people who have experienced custody transfer highlights that who counts as family and as a parent is ambiguous.

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.

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