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Childhood, Family and Child Welfare

This research group is a department of the Norwegian Social Research (NOVA) and concentrates on both the requirements and effects of different welfare services with a primary attention paid to children at the care of the social services, those with an immigrant background, families with disabled children and families experiencing domestic violence.

Not all children and adolescents grow up under safe, secure and caring conditions. Those children and adolescents have an increased risk of being in a vulnerable situation both as children and as adults. Different initiatives within the welfare sector are developed in order to identify and help children and adolescents, who are experiencing challenges or difficulties within the family. In order for such services to be effective, they need to have updated knowledge about diverse forms of childhood and family life as well as diverse forms of need for help.

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Working Life, Society and Welfare  |  Childhood, School and Education

Five Measures That Can Prevent Violence Against Children

Less severe violence against children and young people is declining, whereas severe forms of violence remain stable. According to OsloMet researchers, there are five measures that can reduce severe violence.