Sub-project 3: Follow-up research

 The aim of the follow-up research is to contribute to a systematic gathering of experiences, partly as a launch-pad for continuous reflection and development of the method from sub-project 2, and partly for the purpose of final analysis, reporting and dissemination of the experiences to a wider public (politicians, practitioners that did not participate in the project, as well as the general public).

The follow-up research consists of a quantitative survey among the practitioners (caseworkers, family care advisers, foster parents) involved in the developmental project, and of two qualitative PhD projects. One PhD project focuses on the many different stories told about specific children/young people from the perspectives of both children and practitioners. The other PhD project looks at how organizational contexts and logics both can hinder and facilitate a focus on the special resources in practice.

By the end of sub-project 2, additional qualitative interviews will be carried out with foster parents and children in foster care, and an oral evaluation will be conducted with practitioners on the last reflection days.

Subproject 3 will be carried out from March 2014 up to and including August 2017. Dissemination of the results will continue after the end of the project.

The project is conducted by Project Manager Hanne Warming, Ph.D. Student Signe Fjordside, Ph.D. Student Manon Lavaud and Student Assistants Sara Romme Rasmussen and Rosa Haumark Carlsen.