Child welfare, equality and social inclusion

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Leader: Ragnhild Hollekim, Department of Health Promotion and Development

Professor Anette Christine Iversen, Department of Health Promotion and Development

Christies gate 13, N-5015 Bergen

Telephone: (+47) 55 58 31 32

Welcome to the ‘Child welfare, equality and social inclusion’ research group

"Child welfare, equality and social inclusion" is a multidisciplinary research group that was established in 2013. The group is mainly composed by members from the Department of Health Promotion and Development at the Faculty of Psychology, University of Bergen. It also collaborates with researchers from other departments at the University of Bergen and other institutions.

The research group has developed competence in research related to the following main areas:

- Child Welfare and Child Protection

- Health and Welfare Services

- LGBT related topics

- Migration and ethnic minorities

- Service users and providers' perspectives

Please, follow the links below to read more about our research:

Current research projects

Selected publications




RoMOMatteR: a project to empower Roma girls

RoMOMatteR is a transnational project which aims to empower Roma girls’ mattering in order to help them envision their own futures and choose motherhood only if and when they are ready.

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PMTO and mental distress among immigrant mothers

Former investigations have shown that PMTO-interventions have positive effects on the parenting of immigrant mothers and the behaviour of their children. A new article by researchers in the UiB research-group Child Welfare, Equality and Inclusion suggests that PMTO may not be effective in relieving...