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Samuel Keller, Thomas Gabriel, Clara Bombach - Child & Family Social Work,

In a qualitative study in Switzerland, the authors of this article have conducted 37 narrative interviews with people who experienced residential care between 1950 and 1990. The analysis was based on a reconstructive life course perspective and grounded theory.

Thomas Gabriel, Samuel Keller and Clara Bombach - Frontiers in Psychology,

This article hermeneutically reconstructs biographies decades after leaving-care to understand the impact of residential care experiences on selected dimensions of care-leavers’ well-being, that were discovered in the data material.

Lena Jäggi, Marc Schmid, David Bürgin, Nadine Saladin, Alexander Grob & Cyril Boonmann - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health logo Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health,

The aim of the current paper is to examine the demographic, crime-related and psychosocial characteristics of child welfare and juvenile justice youths in shared residential care and subsequently examine its relationship with offending behavior in adulthood.

Office fédéral de la justice - Confédération Suisse,

Cet aide-mémoire énonce le rôle des autorités compétentes (administratives ou judiciaires) et les fonctions qui leur sont dévolues selon les bases légales applicables en matière de placement international d’enfants à des fins de protection.

Myriam V. Thoma, Florence Bernays, Carla M. Eising, Viviane Pfluger, Shauna L. Rohner - Child Abuse & Neglect,

This study examined whether Swiss survivors of child welfare practices (CWP), including former Verdingkinder, have poorer health in later life compared to controls, and whether this association is mediated by socio-economic factors: education, income, satisfaction with financial situation, socio-economic status.

Marion Jarczok, Beatrice Knecht Krüger, Tanja Mitrovic, Gomera Gérard, Andreas Jud - Child & Family Social Work,

This study investigated Switzerland's first large‐scale care leaver programme and analysed associations between care leavers' needs and contactability in a sample of 459 care leavers.

Santé Sexuelle Suisse,

Le but de cette évaluation est d'identifier et de combler les lacunes existantes en ce qui concerne le droit à la santé et le droit à l’accouchement confidentiel.

Nina Kind, David Bürgin, Jörg M. Fegert, and Marc Schmid - International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health,

This study investigated the association between resilience and burnout in a Swiss population of professional caregivers working in youth residential care.

Kay Biesel, Judith Masson, Nigel Parton,

This book brings together knowledge of how modern countries in Europe and the United States deal with the issue of errors and mistakes in child protection in a cross-national perspective.


The Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 20 November 1989. In the lead-up to the Convention’s 30th birthday, a series of events will be organized in celebration.