• Neurodevelopmental correlates of behavioural and emotional problems in a neuropaediatric sample 

      Halvorsen, Marianne; Mathiassen, Børge; Myrbakk, Even; Brøndbo, Per Håkan; Sætrum, Ane; Steinsvik, Oddmar; Martinussen, Monica (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-12-20)
      Most research does not address the overlap between neurodevelopmental disorders when investigating concomitant mental health problems. The purpose of the present study was to examine the association of intellectual disability (ID), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with the presence of behavioural and emotional problems after controlling for other ...
    • Obstacles for child participation in care and protection cases : why Norwegian social workers find it difficult 

      Vis, Svein Arild; Holtan, Amy; Nigel, Thomas (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      Although some attempts are being made to increase children's participation in Norwegian child protection cases, much needs to be done in order to comply with the participation principle in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. This paper reports on a study of factors that are likely to predict if social workers will attempt to give children an effective voice in decision making ...
    • “Oh oobe doo, I wanna be like you” associations between physical activity of preschool staff and preschool children 

      Fossdal, Tom Stian; Kippe, Karin Oddbjørg; Handegård, Bjørn Helge; Lagestad, Pål Arild (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-11-29)
      <i>Objective</i>: Physical activity contributes to prevent serious diseases and ailments, and previous research indicates that lifestyle habits are likely to track from early childhood to adulthood. 90% of Norwegian children aged 1–5 are enrolled in preschools, and preschool staff can play an important role in children’s activity levels. This study’s aim was to identify whether any associations ...
    • Organizational factors and child participation in decision-making: differences between two child welfare organizations 

      Vis, Svein Arild; Fossum, Sturla (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2015)
    • Parent participation in alcohol prevention: Evaluation of an alcohol prevention programme 

      Adolfsen, Frode; Strøm, Henriette Kyrrestad; Martinussen, Monica; Handegård, Bjørn Helge; Natvig, Henrik; Eisemann, Martin; Koposov, Roman A (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-09-25)
      Aim: <br>The main purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the parental part of the Norwegian Unge & Rus (Youth and Alcohol) programme. The intervention was aimed at changing parents’ rules and attitudes towards adolescent alcohol use, and their ability to talk with their adolescents about alcohol, as well as improving parents’ relationships with and knowledge about their ...
    • Parenting stress among Norwegian kinship and non-kinship foster parents 

      Vis, Svein Arild; Lauritzen, Camilla; Fossum, Sturla; Holtan, Amy (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-05-14)
      There are several studies conducted on parenting stress, and the conclusion in the parenting stress research literature is generally that parenting stress decreases the quality of the parent-child relationship. There are however few studies on parenting stress comparing kinship homes to ordinary types of foster homes. The aims of this study were to measure parenting stress in kinship and non-kinship ...
    • Peer victimisation and its association with psychological and somatic health problems among adolescents in northern Russia. 

      Stickley, Andrew; Koyanagi, Ai; Koposov, Roman A; McKee, Martin; Roberts, Bayard; Ruchkin, Vladislav (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2013)
      Background: A growing body of evidence from countries around the world suggests that school-based peer victimisation is associated with worse health outcomes among adolescents. So far, however, there has been little systematic research on this phenomenon in the countries of the former Soviet Union. The aim of this study was to examine the relation between peer victimisation at school and a range ...
    • Placement disruption in long-term kinship and nonkinship foster care 

      Holtan, Amy; Handegård, Bjørn Helge; Thørnblad, Renee; Vis, Svein Arild (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2013)
      The purpose of this study was to explore factors related to placement disruption in long-term kinship and nonkinship foster care in a Nordic country. The study included 136 children aged 4–13 years in kinship and nonkinship foster care in Norway in the year 2000, with updates for the year 2008. Placement and demographic information and the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) were collected from foster ...
    • Predicting Basic Military Performance for Conscripts in the Norwegian Armed Forces 

      Køber, Petter Kristian; Lang-Ree, Ole Christian; Stubberud, Kari Vangsgraven; Martinussen, Monica (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-03-20)
      The Norwegian Armed Forces have made major changes to the enlistment and selection system for conscripts in recent years. In this paper, the predictive validity of various selection criteria for Military Performance is examined. The sample consisted of 3,276 conscripts, of whom 18 percent were female. The predictors in the analysis were General Mental Ability, Self-Perceived Physical Fitness, ...
    • Predictors of Workforce Attitudes to Including a Child Perspective in the Treatment of Mentally Ill Parents 

      Lauritzen, Camilla; Reedtz, Charlotte; Martinussen, Monica; vanDoesum, Karin (Conference object; Konferansebidrag, 2012)
      Children of parents with a mental illness are at risk of developing mental health problems themselves (Beardslee, Versage & Gladstone, 1998; Hosman, van Doesum, & van Santvoort, 2009; Reupert & Maybery, 2007). In order to prevent children of mentally ill parents from developing serious problems, it is therefore beneficial to include a child perspective in the treatment of mentally ill parents by ...
    • Preventing Alcohol Use with a Universal School-Based Intervention: Results from an Effectiveness Study 

      Strøm, Henriette Kyrrestad; Adolfsen, Frode; Handegård, Bjørn Helge; Natvig, Henrik; Eisemann, Martin; Martinussen, Monica; Koposov, Roman A (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2015-04-09)
      Background: The effectiveness of the universal school-based alcohol prevention program “Unge & Rus” [Youth & Alcohol] was tested by an independent research group. The program aims to prevent alcohol use and to change adolescents’ alcohol-related attitudes. The main outcome measure was frequency of monthly alcohol use, favorable alcohol attitudes, perceived behavioral control (PBC), positive alcohol ...
    • Pro-bullying attitudes among incarcerated juvenile delinquents: Antisocial behavior, psychopathic tendencies and violent crime 

      Wiklund, Gunnar; Ruchkin, Vladislav; Koposov, Roman A; Klinteberg, BA (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2014)
    • Psychosocial factors associated with becoming a young father in Finland: a nationwide longitudinal study 

      Lehti, Venla; Sourander, Andre; Sillanmaki, Lauri; Helenius, Hans; Tamminen, Tuula; Kumpulainen, Kirsti; Almqvist, Fredrik (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      Little is known about the characteristics of boys who become fathers at young age. Some studies have suggested that antisocial adolescents are more likely to be young fathers. The aim of this study was to examine the associations of psychosocial factors in childhood with becoming a young father, and to assess if they are independent of criminal behavior in adolescence. The baseline assessment in ...
    • Registreres psykiatriske pasienters barn i elektronisk pasientjournal? 

      Reedtz, Charlotte; Mørch, Lisbeth; Lauritzen, Camilla (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      I følge nye norske lover skal helsepersonell i psykisk helsevern for voksne registrere, kartlegge og ivareta psykiatriske pasienters mindreårige barn. Dette fordi barn av foreldre med psykiske lidelser er en stor risikogruppe i samfunnet og svært mange av disse barna er i risiko for å utvikle psykiske lidelser selv. Formålet med denne studien er å evaluere i hvilken grad helsepersonell registrerer ...
    • Remote population-based intervention for disruptive behavior at age four: study protocol for a randomized trial of Internet-assisted parent training (Strongest Families Finland-Canada) 

      McGrath, Patrick J.; Sourander, Andre; Lingley-Pottie, Patricia; Ristkari, Terja; Cunningham, Charles; Huttunen, Jukka; Filbert, Katharine; Aromaa, Minna; Corkum, Penny; Hinkka-Yli-Salomaki, Susanna; Kinnunen, Malin; Lampi, Katja; Penttinen, Anne; Sinokki, Atte; Unruh, Anita; Vuorio, Jenni; Watters, Carolyn (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2013)
      Background: Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) is characterized by angry and noncompliant behaviour. It is the most common disruptive behaviour disorder (DBD), with prevalence estimates of 6-9% for preschoolers and is closely linked to several long-term difficulties, including disorders of conduct, mood, anxiety, impulse-control, and substance abuse. ODD in children is related to parental ...
    • Reorganisation of healthcare services for children and families: Improving collaboration, service quality, and worker well-being 

      Martinussen, Monica; Kaiser, Sabine; Adolfsen, Frode; Patras, Joshua; Richardsen, Astrid Marie (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-05-08)
      This study is an evaluation of a reorganization of different services for children and their families in a Norwegian municipality. The main aim of the reorganization was to improve interprofessional collaboration through integrating different social services for children and their parents. The evaluation was guided by the Job Demands-Resources Model with a focus on social- and health care workers' ...
    • Representation of children’s views in court hearings about custody and parental visitations – a comparison between what children wanted and what the courts ruled 

      Vis, Svein Arild; Fossum, Sturla (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2013)
      Purpose: Following the UN convention on the rights of children, a shift in policy towards greater emphasis on child participation in child protection case processing has occurred. A growing body of research has emerged concerning participation processes in child protection cases and the experiences of children in child protection cases. Very few studies have looked into if and when children get what ...
    • RKBU Nord Rapport 2015: «Familieråd i fosterhjemsarbeid» Presentasjon av utvalg, datamateriale og prosedyrer for datainnsamlingen. 

      Sending, Vibeke; Strandbu, Astrid; Thørnblad, Renee (Research report; Forskningsrapport, 2015)
    • Samhandling mellom barnevern og psykisk helsevern for barn og unge – en litteraturgjennomgang 

      Fossum, Sturla; Lauritzen, Camilla; Vis, Svein Arild; Ottosen, Agnetha; Rustad, Kirsten Buck (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      Hensikten med kunnskapsoversikten var å lære mer om samhandlingen mellom barnevernet og psykisk helsevern for barn og unge (PHBU) i Norge. Det ble gjort litteratursøk sommeren 2014 i rapporter og artikler som var publisert i tiden 2004 til 2014. Kriterier for inklusjon var at barnevern og/eller PHBU sto i tittelen. Totalt var 78 publikasjoner relevante for en grundigere gjennomgang, og av disse ...
    • Samhandling mellom barnevern og psykisk helsevern for barn og unge – utfordringer og muligheter 

      Lauritzen, Camilla; Vis, Svein Arild; Fossum, Sturla (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-11-15)
      In 2015, a new guidance was issued that sought to clarify the responsibilities and obligations for cooperation between child welfare and mental healthcare services in Norway. This study investigated if the guidance had any impact on the collaboration between services. An electronic survey was administered to employees in the child welfare services and in the child and adolescent mental health services. ...