Child welfare, equality and social inclusion

Peer reviewed publications from Child welfare, equality and social inclusion-participants

Selected publications from the research group Child welfare, equality and social inclusion

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Publications in Cristin:

(Current Research Information System In Norway)

Professor Anette Christine Iversen

Associate professor Ragnhild Hollekim

Professor Ragnhild Bjørknes

Associate professor Fungi Puleng Ottemoller

Associate professor Gaby Ortiz-Barreda

PhD candidate Raquel Herrero Arias

PhD candidate Oyeniyi Samuel Olaniyan

PhD candidate Jan Kristian Stokkebekk

Secondary affiliation:

Researcher Marte Knag Fylkesnes

Researcher Hilde Slåtten

PhD Ingfrid Vaksdal Brattabø

Associate professor Elisabeth Hesjedal

Associate proefssor Masego Katisi

Researcher Kristin Nordahl

Associate professor Sabreen Selvik


Selected publications



Fylkesnes MK, Iversen AC, Nygren L. Negotiating deficiency: Exploring ethnic minority parents' narratives about encountering child welfare services in Norway. Child & Family Social Work. 2017;1-8. https://doi.org/10.1111/cfs.12400



Ynnesdal Haugen, L. S., Envy, A., Borg, M., Ekeland, T. J., & Anderssen, N. (2016). Discourses of service user involvement in meeting places in Norwegian community mental health care: a discourse analysis of staff accounts. Disability & Society, 31(2), 192-209. Retrieved from doi:10.1080/09687599.2016.1139489

Brattabø, I. V., Iversen, A. C., Åstrøm, A. N., & Bjørknes, R. (2016). Experience with suspecting child maltreatment in the Norwegian public dental health services, a national survey. Acta Odontologica Scandinavia, 1-7.

Hollekim, R., Anderssen, N., & Daniel, M. (2016). Contemporary discourses on children and parenting in Norway: Norwegian Child Welfare Services meets immigrant families. Children and Youth Services Review, 60, 52-60.

Skilbred, D. T., Iversen, A. C., & Moldestad, B. (2016). Successful Academic Achievement Among Foster Children: What Did the Foster Parents Do? Child Care in Practice, 1-16.


Bjørknes, R., Larsen, M., Gwanzura-Ottemoller, F., & Kjobli, J. (2015). Exploring mental distress among immigrant mothers participating in parent training. Children and Youth Services Review, 51, 10-17.

Hesjedal, E., Iversen, A. C., Bye, H. H., & Hetland, H. (2015). The use of multidisciplinary teams to support child welfare clients. European Journal of Social Work, 1-15.

Elisabeth Hesjedal, Hilde Hetland, Anette Christine Iversen & Terje Manger(2015): Interprofessional collaboration as a means of including children at risk: an analysis of Norwegian educational policy documents, International Journal of Inclusive Education, DOI:10.1080/13603116.2015.1057241 http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/CQmka9bGB5mKaQx35ZDj/full

Iversen, AC & Heggen, K. (2015) Child welfare workers use of knowledge in their daily work. European Journal of Social work p 1-17. http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/gcdw5fQPMEjYf6vyxUrc/full

Fylkesnes, M. K., Iversen, A. C., Bjørknes, R., & Nygren, L. (2015). Frykten for barnevernet. En undersøkelse av etniske minoritetsforeldres oppfatninger. Norges barnevern, 92(2), 80-96.

Johnsen, A., Iversen, A. C., Lie, S. A., & Sandbæk, M. (2015). Does Poverty in a Scandinavian Welfare State Influence School Competence in Adolescents? Poverty & Public Policy, 7(3), 277-297.

Staer, T., & Bjørknes, R. (2015). Ethnic disproportionality in the child welfare system: A Norwegian national cohort study. Children and Youth Services Review, 56, 26-32.


Hetland, H., Iversen, A. C., Eikeland, O. J., & Manger, T. (2014). Former welfare clients in prison: education and self-reported learning problems. European Journal of Social Work, 1-13. doi: 10.1080/13691457.2014.897219 http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/NuH8n7TaHiVE3UdMNMcU/full

Hollekim, R., Anderssen, N. & Andenæs, A. (2014). Images of Children in Views on Same-sex Adoption Rights. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 00: 1-19.


Hesjedal, E., Hetland, H., & Iversen, A. C. (2013). Interprofessional collaboration: self-reported successful collaboration by teachers and social workers in multidisciplinary teams. Child & Family Social Work, n/a-n/a. doi: 10.1111/cfs.12093

Bjørknes, R., & Manger, T. (2013). Can parent training alter parent practice and reduce conduct problems in ethnic minority children? A randomized controlled trial.Prevention Science. doi: 10.1007/s11121-012-0299-9


Hollekim, R., Slaatten, H., & Anderssen, N. (2012). A Nationwide Study of Norwegian Beliefs About Same-sex Marriage and Lesbian and Gay Parenthood. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 9(1), 15-30.

Bjørknes, R., Kjøbli, J., Manger, T., & Jakobsen, R. (2012). Parent Training among ethnic minorities: Parenting practices as mediators of change in child conduct problems.Family Relations, 61(1), 101-114.

Fylkesnes, M.K. & Netland, M. (2012): God praksis i møte med etniske minoritetsfamilier i barnevernet: Saksbehandleres og foreldres erfaringer. Norges Barnevern, 4, 220-235.

Rød, P. A., Iversen, A. C., & Underlid, K. (2012). The child welfare service's assessments in custody cases that involve minors. European Journal of Social Work, 1-19. doi: 10.1080/13691457.2012.709484