NRT (Nordic Research Network on Care Leavers’ Transition to Adulthood) is the Nordic branch of INTRAC. The network has existed for ten years. It was started in Oslo in 2009, and has since met in Oslo, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Trondheim and Helsinki. This year, the meeting was in Helsinki.
The network agrees upon an informal and supporting atmosphere, where it is encouraged to share published work, ideas on the research itself, as well as work in progress.
The 2019 program included the following topics:
Inger Oterholm (N): The Norwegian National plan for in-home services (assistance measures) including aftercare
Anne-Kirstine Mølholt (DK): “Sometimes I feel 60, sometimes I feel 13”: Perceptions of Age among Vulnerable Young People in Denmark
Maritta Törrönen (F) & Carol Munn-Giddings (UK): Emotional participation of young adults leaving care – Reflections on the project
Marie Berlin (S): NEET among individuals with out-of-home care experience in childhood: A comparative study of three Nordic countries
Yvonne Sjöblom (S) and Jan Storø (N): Discussion about the network and possible joint projects
Tarja Heino (F): After care in Finnish government policy & Government programming after care in Finland? Paper and suggestions from the working group appointed by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Jan Storø (N) & Roxana Anghel (UK): Discourse and Representation in Leaving Care Research
Veronika Paulsen (N): The Transition to adulthood for unaccompanied minors – Processes of recognition and misrecognition
Ingri Hanne Braenne Bennwik (N): Support of Care Leavers with Disabilities – a Document Analysis of Norwegian White Papers
Elisiv Bakketeig (N) & Tonje Gundersen (N): (De)constructing doing well: Learning from the perspectives of care experienced adults in Norway, Denmark and England
Heli Talaslampi (F): Educational outcomes of former reform school students
Mattias Bengtsson (S): Agency and different trajectories for young people leaving care” – some tentative results
The next meeting will be in Oslo in 2020.
A great network that has made a substantial contribution to Nordic leaving care research, policy and practice. I will raise a glass to the next 10 years…and beyond!
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