Family life when a family member needs additional support
What happens to family life when a family member needs additional support? The special topic of this newsletter is positive functioning in families. The family is probably the environment that has the largest impact on children's development and everyday functioning. Although having a child in need of additional support or having parents in need of additional support can affect family functioning negatively, this does not always seem to be the case.

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of reseach leader Mats Granlund's introduction to this newsletter's research topic and on what is going on in CHILD.  
Special Research Topic I. Children as relatives when a loved one is critically ill or injured
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​Special Research Topic II. Children with intellectual disabilities and their families' needs
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Special Research Topic III. Parenting support to teenage mothers from mentoring grandmothers
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News bulletin
United Nations Children's Fund in Armenia has allocated CHILD-researchers 89800 USD
CHILD-researchers has been allocated 89800 USD (711000 SEK) for the project Improving access to services and participation of persons with disabilities on the chonceptual framework of UNCRPD and ICF – Armenia. The overall goal of the project is to support a local team with the development of the methods and procedures needed to improve access to services and participation for persons identified with disabilities in Armenia. Read more
Let a master student join your project
Ten Swedish and international students are presently writing their undergraduate or postgraduate theses within different CHILD-research projects. Johanne Svantorp and Hannah Lohne Enersen from Institutt for Spesialpedagogikk at Oslo University in Norway, are two of those students. What is it like to do your thesis within an already ongoing research project? What does the student think? And what does the researcher think? It's a win-win situation! Read more
PhD-student Laura Darcy has successfully passed through her final seminar before her dissertation defense. She will defend her doctoral thesis "The everyday life of young children with cancer" on June 5, 2015, in Borås. Read more

PhD-student Lena Olsson successfully passed through her part time seminar. Her research project concerns families with children with mild intellectual disabilities and the aim is to examine the families’ needs for support and service and the extent to which needs are met. Read more
Fifty CHILD-articles published during 2014
The members of the CHILD-group together published fifty articles in peer reviewed journals during 2014. 22 of the articles where co-produced with international researchers. See the list of articles

Don't miss our filmed lectures
On CHILD's web site you can watch filmed lectures given by CHILD-researchers (in Swedish). The latest lecture is about engagement in preschool. To watch now

UNICEF's Post 2015-Agenda
UNICEF has developed 14 briefs covering 14 key issues for children. These include Children's rights, 
the Rights of Children with Disabilities, Child Poverty and Early Childhood Development. UNICEF's post 2015 agenda will mark the end of the Millenium Developmental Goals era. Read the Post 2015-Agenda
ISEI-Conference in Stockholm
The International Society on Early Intervention (ISEI) holds an international conference in conjuntion with Stockholm University in June, 2016. It is called “Children’s Rights and Early Intervention".

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New Book Release: To become a Preschool teacher
Professors Eva Björck-Åkesson and Mats Granlund along with 21 other Scandinavian professors write on the subject of becoming a preschool teacher. The book is both a practical guide and a scientific introduction to the profession of being a preschool teacher. Editors of the new book are Ingrid Engdahl from Stockholm University and Eva Ärlemalm-Hagsér, Mälardalen University. Read more
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Mats Granlund introduces the programme.
Master of Science: Interventions in Childhood
The Master’s programme Interventions in Childhood at Jönköping University is an interdisciplinary education focusing on effective intervention techniques for children in need of support — beyond what is normally provided to all children. Read more