There is an increased interest in and demand for children to be involved and listened to in all matters concerning them. Therefore, it is important to find methods for involving the children or to evaluate interventions from the children's perspective.
Parental guidance through Triple P, Positive Parenting Program, is offered to parents of children 0-5 years old in Uppsala. Triple P was developed in Australia and consists of five levels. The program is based on research and has been culturally adapted to the Swedish context.
The overall objective of the RefugeesWellSchool project is to evaluate the effectiveness of school-based interventions in promoting refugee and migrant adolescents’ mental health. Furthermore, it aims to examine the implementation processes of the school-based interventions and the contextual factors that impact the implementation, as well as to perform an overall economic evaluation of the interventions.
There is an increased need amongst local decision-makers, NGO’s and the society at large to both work more preventively and widen the perspective of potential effects of early interventions. If we are planning to make investments in children and adolescents mental wellbeing, it is of relevance to include estimates on the costs and potential savings related to these investments. At the same time we want to think and plan with a long-term perspective, use more evidence-based methods and keep up to date with new information and discoveries. Can we expect decision-makers to do all of that?
In recent years, a considerable number of refugees have sought asylum in Sweden, many of whom are children and youth. Refugee youth, especially unaccompanied refugee minors, have often experienced trauma and are at significant risk of developing mental health problems such as symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression that can continue years after resettlement.
In recent years, a considerable number of refugees have sought asylum in Sweden, many of whom are families with children. Refugee youth have often experienced trauma and are at significant risk of developing mental health problems such as symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression that can continue years after resettlement.
Pre-school children's health is a prioritized research area in Sweden. Uppsala University has therefore conducted a study that examines the health and well-being of children and parents, and if it can be improved by parental support delivered through the Municipality or the Child Health Services. The study was called "Focus children and parents" - a study of 3-5 year olds in Uppsala County.