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Milfrid Tonheim

Guest Researcher
NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS
  • E-mailmilfrid.tonheim@uib.no
  • Visitor Address
    Nygårdsgaten 112
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7800
    5008 Bergen

Child Welfare

Reintegration of former child soldiers

The child's right to participation

Communicative rationality

Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2024). Narratives of Symbolic Objects: Exploring Relational Wellbeing of Young Refugees Living in Scotland, Finland, and Norway. Social Sciences.
  • Show author(s) (2021). «Redde for å miste, redde for å kreve, redde for å være vanskelige»: Relasjonen mellom barneverntjenesten og slektsfosterhjem. Tidsskriftet Norges Barnevern. 20-39.
  • Show author(s) (2019). “We felt completely left to ourselves.” Foster parents' views on placement disruption. Child & Family Social Work. 90-97.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Improving decision-making in care order proceedings: A multijurisdictional study of court decision-makers' viewpoints. Child & Family Social Work.
  • Show author(s) (2017). The role and function of spokesperson in care order proceedings: A cross-country study in Finland and Norway. Children and Youth Services Review. 8-16.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Repair, stigmatisation or tolerance? Former girl soldiers' experience of their 'homecoming'. Conflict, Security and Development. 429-449.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Improving the care order decision-making processes: viewpoints of child welfare workers in four countries. Human service organizations, management, leadership & governance. 107-117.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Deliberative decision-making on the Norwegian County Social Welfare Board The experiences of expert and lay members. Journal of Public Child Welfare. 108-132.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Reintegrering av tidligere barnesoldater: Fra teori til praksis. Internasjonal Politikk. 524-536.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Genuine social inclusion or superficial co-existence? Former girl soldiers in eastern Congo returning home. International Journal of Human Rights. 634-645.
  • Show author(s) (2012). "Who will comfort me?" : stigmatization of girls formerly associated with armed forces and groups in eastern Congo. International Journal of Human Rights. 278-297.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Hjelp til å avdekke vold og overgrep mot barn og unge – en evaluering av konsultasjonsteam. .
  • Show author(s) (2015). Rehabilitation and Social Reintegration of Asylum-seeking Children Affected by War and Armed Conflict . 2015: 2. 2015: 2. , Stavanger.
  • Show author(s) (2023). Foreløpige funn - HoMi-prosjektet.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Kontinuitet for barn i fosterhjem - hva sier policydokumentene?
  • Show author(s) (2022). Home and (dis)continuity: Foster care for children with migrant backgrounds (The HoMi project).
  • Show author(s) (2022). Hjem og (dis)kontinuitet. Fosterhjem for barn med migrasjonsbakgrunn (HoMi).
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) (2023). Re)constructing home in foster care: Child welfare workers’ reflections on how to support belonging and identity formation of children in transcultural foster care in Norway.
  • Show author(s) (2023). (Re)constructing home in foster care: The significance of religion when matching children with migrant background and foster carers- Child welfare workers’ perspectives.
  • Show author(s) (2023). (Re)constructing home in foster care: Matching children with migrant background and foster carers​. Reflections from child welfare workers in Norway and Sweden​.
  • Show author(s) (2023). (Re)constructing home in foster care for children with migrant backgrounds: from decision-making to lived experiences.
  • Show author(s) (2023). (Re)constructing home - Children’s experiences of contact with their family of origin. .
  • Show author(s) (2022). The significance of religion in foster care matching with children with migrant background.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Continuity for children in foster care: A policy analysis.
Academic anthology/Conference proceedings
  • Show author(s) (2013). Filles ex-soldats du Congo: la route cahoteuse de la réintégration. L'Harmattan.
Thesis at a second degree level
  • Show author(s) (2003). The HIV/AIDS Controversy in South Africa: A study of the Parliament Deliberation of HIV/AIDS and Antiretroviral Medication.
Feature article
  • Show author(s) (2022). De andres barn. Dagbladet.
  • Show author(s) (2011). De holder pusten og ber til Gud. Bergens Tidende. 26-26.
Doctoral dissertation
  • Show author(s) (2017). A troublesome transition: Social reintegration of girl soldiers returning ‘home’.
  • Show author(s) (2012). Barnesoldatenes stemme.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Show author(s) (2013). Le phénomène des enfants ex-soldats. 15 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2013). La réintégration des enfants-soldats : assurer la sécurité ou proteger l`enfant? 26 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2013). L`utilisation de focus groups dans la recherche sur les filles ex-soldats : difficultés et avantages. 25 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Des conflits armés permanents et des conditions socioéconomiques difficiles : un contexte défavorable à la réintégration. 20 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2013). "Qui va me consoler?": la stigmatisation des filles ex-soldats dans l`est du Congo. 37 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2010). Where Are the Research Gaps? Reviewing Literature on Former Girl Soldiers’ Reintegration in the African Context. 13-37. In:
    • Show author(s) (2010). Culture, religion, and the reintegration of female child soldiers in Northern Uganda. Peter Lang.
Interview Journal
  • Show author(s) (2023). Forsker på livskvalitet hos fosterbarn: – Barna skal slippe å tape. Psykologisk.no.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Current research project: "Unintended placement moves from foster care" (Anette Iversen, Milfrid Tonheim). Stiftelsen Wøyen (2016-2017).

Previous research project: “Legitimacy and Fallibility in Child Welfare Services – A Cross-Country Study of Decision-Making” (Marit Skivenes, Tarja Pösö, Jill Berrick, Jonathan Dickens, Anne-Mette Magnussen, Line Sørsdal, Milfrid Tonheim). The Norwegian Research Council (VAM) 2012-2016.