The Impact of Service Systems on Children and their Families
It is soon summer and this is the last newsletter before a well deserved summer vacation for all members of the CHILD group. The focus of the research articles and UNICEF projects below, have been how service systems can impact the life situation for children with long term health conditions or impairments and their families. Therefore this issue of the newsletter discuss service systems.

Mats Granlund, Research leader of CHILD
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Utilization of services among children with mild ID
Children with intellectual disability and their families may be in need of services because of disabilities but also because of social problems that are common in theese families.

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Oral health in children – an unequal issue
According to WHO statistics 60–90% of school children worldwide have dental cavities and the prevalence is higher among poor and disadvantaged population groups.

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Armenia: from impairment to functioning in defining disability
CHILD-researchers has been allocated 89800 USD for the project Improving access to services and participation of persons with disabilities on the conceptual framework of UNCRPD and ICF – Armenia. The first visit to Yerevan within this project takes place in June. 
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CHILD-researchers back in Vietnam
Karina Huus and Ingalill Gimbler-Berglund have been back to Da Nang Technical University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Vietnam. This is their story.
Nailing ceremony I
Laura Darcy has according to Swedish tradition nailed her doctoral thesis in Health and Care Sciences to the wall at the School of Health Sciences. She will defend her doctoral thesis The everyday life of children, through their cancer trajectory on Friday, 5 June, at 13:00 in Sparbankssalen at Borås University.

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Nailing ceremony II
Sara Hvit Lindstrand nailed her doctoral thesis in Education to the wall at the School of Education and Communication. Here her tutor Eva Björck-Åkesson introduces Sara's research to the crowd before the actual nailing.

Sara will defend her doctoral thesis Små barns tecken- och meningsskapande i förskola - Multimodalt görande och teknologi on Thursday, 4 June, at 13:15 in Vistasalen at the School of Education and Communication. Note that the defence will be held in Swedish.

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Madeleine Sjöman successfully through part time
PhD-student in Special Needs Education Madeleine Sjöman recentcly successfully passed through part time in her research project called Preschool environments, young children's engagement, behavior problems and learning in early school years.

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New PhD-student in Disability Research
Karin Bertills is a new PhD-student in Disability Research. Her research project is about Physical Education and Health – teaching style, grades and student self-efficacy.

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SIDR CHILD Conference 2015
The Swedish national network on research in children and disabilities invite you all to a one day conference at Jönköping University on 18 November, 2015. Save the date!

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ISEI-Conference in Stockholm 2016
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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Watch our Lecture about Children with Challenging Behavior
Watch CHILD's latest filmed lecture Assessment and intervention of children with challenging behavior (60 minutes) given by Professor Juan Bornman from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. We recorded it at Jönköping University this week. To watch now (in English)
Read more about CHILD's collaboration with the University of Pretoria.