Participation and social support in transition to adulthood from Child Welfare Services – a Norwegian perspective
PhD candidate in Social Work, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim / Researcher at NTNU Social Research
Please note the venue for this seminar has been changed to Brook Building room 137
Veronika Paulsen is a PhD candidate in Social Work at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, where she is doing her PhD on “participation and social support in transition to adulthood from the Child Welfare Service”. She also has a part-time position as a researcher at NTNU Social Research and is currently working on research projects related to unaccompanied minors and families with minority background in the Child Welfare System.
In this seminar she will present findings from her PhD, which draws on interviews with 45 youths between the ages of 16-26 years, which all have been in contact with the Norwegian Child Welfare Services (CWS), many of them for a long period of time. She will focus on the children and youth’s experiences of participation during their contact with the Child Welfare Service and which factors that influences on their participation. Further, she will focus on which support these youths need in their transition to adulthood, and how many of these youth experience “instant adulthood” and challenging transitions due to limited social support.
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