Research interests

  • Child welfare and child protection,  foster care and kinship care
  • Family sociology and sociology of childhood
  • Local communities and living conditions

Teaching

 

  • Involved in Master study of child welfare and child protection
  • Supervision of master and PhD students

 

Publications in CRIStin


  • Fossum, Sturla; Vis, Svein Arild Myhra; Holtan, Amy. Do frequency of visits with birth parents impact children’s mental health and parental stress in stable foster care settings. Cogent Psychology 2018; Volum 5 (1). ISSN 2331-1908.s doi: 10.1080/23311908.2018.1429350.

  • Skoglund, Jeanette; Thørnblad, Renee; Holtan, Amy. Children’s relationships with birth parents in childhood and adulthood: A qualitative longitudinal study of kinship care. Qualitative Social Work 2018. ISSN 1473-3250.s doi: 10.1177/1473325018784646.

  • Skoglund, Jeanette; Holtan, Amy; Thørnblad, Renee. The meaning and making of childhoods in kinship care - young adults' narratives. Nordic Social Work Research 2018. ISSN 2156-857X.s doi: 10.1080/2156857X.2017.1422139.

  • Vis, Svein Arild; Lauritzen, Camilla; Fossum, Sturla; Holtan, Amy. Parenting stress among Norwegian kinship and non-kinship foster parents. Nordic Social Work Research 2017; Volum 7 (3). ISSN 2156-857X.s 249 - 259.s doi: 10.1080/2156857X.2017.1326977.

  • Vis, Svein Arild; Handegård, Bjørn Helge; Holtan, Amy; Fossum, Sturla; Thørnblad, Renee. Social functioning and mental health among children who have been living in kinship and non-kinship foster care: results from an 8-year follow-up with a Norwegian sample. (fulltekst) Child & Family Social Work 2016; Volum 21 (4). ISSN 1356-7500.s 557 - 567.s doi: 10.1111/cfs.12180.

  • Thørnblad, Renee; Strandbu, Astrid; Holtan, Amy; Jenssen, Toril Synnøve. Family group conferences: from Maori culture to decision-making model in work with late modern families in Norway. European Journal of Social Work 2015. ISSN 1369-1457.s doi: 10.1080/13691457.2015.1086727.

  • Winokur, Marc; Holtan, Amy; Batchelder, Keri E. Systematic Review of Kinship Care Effects on Safety, Permanency, and Well-being Outcomes. Research on social work practice 2015; Volum 28 (1). ISSN 1049-7315.s 19 - 32.s doi: 10.1177/1049731515620843.

  • Winokur, Marc; Holtan, Amy; Batchelder, Keri E. Kinship care for the safety, permanency, and well-being of maltreated children. Updated. (fulltekst) Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014 (2). ISSN 1469-493X.s doi: 10.4073/csr.2009.1.

  • Jenssen, Toril Synnøve; Strandbu, Astrid; Thørnblad, Renee; Holtan, Amy. Saksbehandleres dilemmaer - Utfordringer vedrørende barns deltakelse i familieråd om fosterhjem. (fulltekst) Fontene forskning 2014 (01). ISSN 1890-9868.s 69 - 81.

  • Thørnblad, Renee; Holtan, Amy. Kinship Foster Children: Actors in their encounter with the Child Protection System. (fulltekst) Qualitative Social Work 2013; Volum 12 (3). ISSN 1473-3250.s 307 - 322.s doi: 10.1177/1473325011428187.

  • Holtan, Amy; Strandbu, Astrid; Eriksen, Sissel H.. When emotions count in construction of interview data. Nordic Social Work Research 2013. ISSN 2156-857X.s doi: 10.1080/2156857X.2013.812043.

  • Holtan, Amy; Handegård, Bjørn Helge; Thørnblad, Renee; Vis, Svein Arild. Placement disruption in long-term kinship and nonkinship foster care. Children and youth services review 2013; Volum 35 (7). ISSN 0190-7409.s 1087 - 1094.s doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2013.04.022.

  • Vis, Svein Arild; Holtan, Amy; Nigel, Thomas. Obstacles for child participation in care and protection cases-why Norwegian social workers find it difficult. Child Abuse Review 2012; Volum 21 (1). ISSN 0952-9136.s 7 - 23.s doi: 10.1002/car.1155.

  • Thørnblad, Renee; Holtan, Amy. Fosterbarns aktørskap i møtet med barnevernet. (fulltekst) Sosiologi i dag 2012; Volum 42 (3-4). ISSN 0332-6330.s 36 - 53.

  • Vis, Svein Arild; Strandbu, Astrid; Holtan, Amy; Thomas, Nigel. Participation and health - a research review of child participation in planning and decision-making. Child & Family Social Work 2011; Volum 16 (3). ISSN 1356-7500.s 325 - 335.s doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2206.2010.00743.x.

  • Thørnblad, Renee; Holtan, Amy. Oppvekst i slektsfosterhjem: Unge voksne fostebarns familieforståelser. (fulltekst) Tidsskrift for ungdomsforskning 2011; Volum 11 (1). ISSN 1502-7759.s 49 - 67.

  • Winokur, Marc; Holtan, Amy; Valentine, D. Kinship care for the safety, permanency, and well-being of children removed from the home for maltreatment. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009 (1). ISSN 1469-493X.s doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD006546.pub2.

  • Jessen, Pia Birgitte; Holtan, Amy. Selvmordsforebyggende arbeid – fagfolks forståelse av kyndig praksis. Suicidologi 2009; Volum 14 (3). ISSN 1501-6994.s 24 - 27.

  • Holtan, Amy; Thørnblad, Renee Solveig. Kinship foster parenting; gender, class and labour-force participation. European Journal of Social Work 2009; Volum 12 (4). ISSN 1369-1457.s 465 - 478.s doi: 10.1080/13691450902840655.

  • Holtan, Amy. Family types and social integration in kinship foster care. Children and youth services review 2008; Volum 30 (9). ISSN 0190-7409.s 1022 - 1036.s doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2008.01.002.

  • Winokur, Marc; Holtan, Amy; Valentine, D. Kinship care for the safety, permanency, and well-being of children removed from the home for maltreatment (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2007 (1). ISSN 1469-493X.

  • Thørnblad, Renee; Holtan, Amy. Samværssaker i fylkesnemnd for sosiale saker, ulikt utfall for mødre og fedre?. Norges Barnevern 2007; Volum 84 (2). ISSN 0800-1014.s 3 - 14.

  • Holtan, Amy. Barndom i fosterhjem i egen slekt. (fulltekst) Forebygging.no 2006. ISSN 2535-4000.

  • Holtan, Amy; Eriksen, Sissel H. The brittle attraction: Women deprived of the custody of children. International Journal of Child & Family Welfare 2006; Volum 9 (3). ISSN 1378-286X.s 178 - 192.

  • Holtan, Amy; Rønning, John Andreas; Handegård, Bjørn Helge; Sourander, Andre. A comparison of mental health problems in kinship and nonkinship foster care. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2005; Volum 14 (5). ISSN 1018-8827.s 200 - 207.

  • Holtan, Amy; Rønning, John Andreas; Sourander, Andre. Mental Health problems; protective and risk factors. A comparison of children in kinship foster care and non-kinship foster care. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2003. ISSN 1018-8827.

  • Nygård, Reidunn Håøy; Saus, Merete; Strandbu, Astrid; Holtan, Amy. Family and community involvement in Indigenous social work. A comparative study. 2018.

  • Skoglund, Jeanette; Thørnblad, Renee; Holtan, Amy. Upbringing by relatives. Incorporating new understandings and perspectives into the study of kinship foster care (Doctoral dissertation, University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway). 2018.

  • Skoglund, Jeanette; Thørnblad, Renee; Holtan, Amy. Kinship care: Children, young people and young adults understanding of childhood, family life and relations. (Posterpresentasjon, EUSARF 2018 XV International Conference i Porto, Portugal) 2018-10-02 - 2018-10-05 2018.

  • Holtan, Amy; Thørnblad, Renee; Skoglund, Jeanette. Slektsfosterhjem: Barn, ungdom og unge voksnes familie- og barndomsforståelser. (Posterpresentasjon, Barn og unge kongressen, Bergen 2018) 2018-04-23 - 2018-04-27 2018.

  • Holtan, Amy. Fikk husrom hos onkel Odd. 2015.

  • Holtan, Amy. Er fosterhjem hos slekt best for barna?. 2015.

  • Holtan, Amy. Fosterbarn har det best hos slekten. 2015.

  • Holtan, Amy. Er slekta best for fosterbarn?. 2015.

  • Holtan, Amy. Stort behov for nye fosterhjem. 2014.

  • Thørnblad, Renee; Holtan, Amy. På tide å revidere barnevernets begreper. (fulltekst) Fontene forskning 2014 (02). ISSN 1890-9868.s 81 - 82.

  • Jenssen, Toril Synnøve; Strandbu, Astrid; Holtan, Amy; Thørnblad, Renee. Participation and protection. Dilemmas in Family Group Conference work. The 7th ESFR (European Society on Family Relations) Conference 2014-09-03 - 2014-09-06 2014.

  • Holtan, Amy. Slektskapsposisjoner og relasjonens historie; to nyttige begreper i arbeid med slektsplasseringer. 2013.

  • Holtan, Amy. Presentasjon av systematisk forskningsoversikt: Kinship care for the safety, permanency, and well-being of children removed from the home for maltreatment. 2013. Halvveisseminar for Prosjekt Familieråd i fosterhjemsarbeid 2013-10-18 - 2013-10-18 2013.

  • Holtan, Amy. Kinship care for the safety, permanency, and well-being of children removed from the home for maltreatment. 2013. Fosterhjemsseminar 2013-10-17 - 2013-10-17 2013.

  • Holtan, Amy. Etiske dilemmaer ved jobbing i fht barnevernet. Internundervisning BUPA og RKBU Nord 2013-09-06 - 2013-09-06 2013.

  • Holtan, Amy; Strandbu, Astrid; Eriksen, Sissel H.. When emotions count - an analysis of construction of data. The International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry 2012-05-16 - 2012-05-19 2012.

  • Thørnblad, Renee; Holtan, Amy. Fosterhjemsplassering hos slekt: historikk,forståelser,forskning. Internundervisning, BUPA 2012-06-01 - 2012-06-01 2012.

  • Holtan, Amy. Fosterhjemsplassering hos slekt – barnefaglig forskning. Det årlige barnerettskurset 2012-04-12 - 2012-04-12 2012.

  • Holtan, Amy. Hva kan slekta bety for barn som ikke kan bo sammen med sine foreldre?. Norsk Barnevernsambands Erfaringskonferanse 2012-02-07 - 2012-02-07 2012.

  • Thørnblad, Renee; Strandbu, Astrid; Jenssen, Toril Synnøve; Holtan, Amy. Family Group Conferencing in Foster Care Work - Decisions, communication and an Extended Family Concept. 6th ESFR congress 2012 2012-09-26 - 2012-09-29 2012.

  • Holtan, Amy. Barn i slektsfosterhjem, hvem er de?. Bufetats fosterhjemskonferanse 2011 Kunnskapsbasert fosterhjemsarbeid 2011-09-08 - 2011-09-09 2011.

  • Thørnblad, Renee; Holtan, Amy. Addressing gender issues related to Family group conferencing and kinship foster care. European Congress on Family Group Conference 2011-11-19 - 2011-11-19 2011.

  • Holtan, Amy. Rekruttering i slekt og nettverk. Fosterhjemskonferansen i Bufetat, region øst. 2009-09-11 - 2009-09-11 2009.

  • Holtan, Amy; Winokur, Marc. Systematic review on kinship care. Kinship care seminar og Research Network meeting seminar 2009-11-10 - 2009-11-11 2009.

  • Winokur, Marc; Holtan, Amy; Valentine, D. Better Evidence for Kinship Care Around the World. The Ninth Annual Campbell Collaboration Colloquium 2009-05-18 - 2009-05-20 2009.

  • Holtan, Amy; Winokur, Marc. Indicators of outcomes and findings in kinship care systematic review. 2nd International Conference of the International Society for Child Indicators 2009 2009-11-04 - 2009-11-05 2009.

  • Holtan, Amy. Kinship foster care in Norway. Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth (ARACY) funded Workshop on Kinship Care 2008-02-15 - 2008-02-15 2008.

  • Holtan, Amy. Theory on Kinship Care. Access Grid Seminar, Kinship Care in Australia 2008-06-10 - 2008.

  • Holtan, Amy. Family types and feeling of togetherness in kinship foster care. Publilc lecture 2008-04-15 - 2008-04-15 2008.

  • Holtan, Amy. Social integration of children in kinship foster care. IFCO XV Biennial International Foster Care Conference 2007-02-11 - 2007-02-16 2007.

  • Jessen, Pia birgitte; Holtan, Amy. Hjelperes opplevelse av egen kompetanse i møtet med mennesker i selvmordsfare. Regional forskningskonferanse innen medisin og helse 2006. 2006-11-01 - 2006-11-02 2006.

  • Holtan, Amy. Social integration of children in kinship foster care. The 4th World Conference: The Promotion of Mental Health and Prevention of Mental and Behavioural Disorders 2006-10-11 - 2006-10-13 2006.

  • Holtan, Amy. Familieforståelser i fosterhjem. Familier - mangfold og myter 2006-09-28 - 2006-09-28 2006.

  • Holtan, Amy. Tverrfaglig og tverretatlig samarbeid i barnvernet med fokus på hvilke fordeler fosterhjemsplasserte barn har av tverretatlig hjelp. FAGKONFERANSEN 2005:”Nye utfordringer i barnevernet”. 2005-10-18 - 2005-10-18 2005.

  • Holtan, Amy. A comparison of mental health problems in kinship and non-kinship foster care. FORSA Seminaret 2005, Kunnskap i sosialt arbeid 2005-11-25 - 2005-11-25 2005.

  • Holtan, Amy. Etikk og forskning med barn. Doktorgradskurs: Vitenskapsteori med etikk. 2005-11-17 - 2005-11-17 2005.

  • Holtan, Amy. Slektsplasseringer i barnevernet. Jubileumskonferanse. 2005-09-26 - 2005-09-26 2005.

  • Holtan, Amy. Samarbeid mellom fosterhjemmene og barneverntjenesten. Samarbeid mellom fosterhjem og barneverntjeneste 2005-11-11 - 2005-11-11 2005.

  • Holtan, Amy. Brukerperspektiv og myndiggjørende praksis i fosterhjemsarbeidet. Arbeidsseminar 2004-12-08 - 2004-12-09 2004.

  • Holtan, Amy. Book Review: Rethinking Children`s Care. International Journal of Social Welfare 2004; Volum 13. ISSN 1369-6866.s 189 - 190.

  • Holtan, Amy. Slektsfosterhjem som tiltak for barn under omsorg av barnevernet. Erfaringskonferanse. Slektsplasseringer 2004-10-05 - 2004.

  • Holtan, Amy. Barns familier i dagens samfunn, med et særlig fokus på barn med bistand fra barnevernet. Barnevernets Utviklingssenter i Nord-Norge 10 år. Jubileumsseminar 2004-06-03 - 2004-06-04 2004.

  • Holtan, Amy. Slektsplasseringer. Barn og unge i fosterhjem og på institusjon Hva skjer i Nord-Norge? 2004-06-16 - 2004-06-17 2004.

  • Holtan, Amy; Rønning, John; Sourander, Andre. Mental health problems; protective and risk factors. A comparison of children in kinship foster care and non-kinship foster care. 12. International Congress. 2003-09-28 - 2003-09-30 2003.

  • Holtan, Amy. Fosterhjem i og utenfor barnets slekt. Nordlys 2003. ISSN 0805-5440.

  • Holtan, Amy. Kan slektsfosterhjem sikre barnets tilhørighet?. Fosterhjemskontakt : tidsskrift om fosterhjemsarbeid 2003 (7). ISSN 0800-143X.s 18 - 23.

  • Holtan, Amy. Kinship foster care and family understanding. 5. nordiska symposiet: Kunskapsutveckling i välfärdens tjänst. 2003-11-20 - 2003.

  • Holtan, Amy; Rønning, John; Sourander, Andre. Mental helse hos fosterbarn: Beskyttelse og risiko. En sammenligning av slektsfosterbarn og andre fosterbarn. ABUP`s regionkonferanse 2003. Forebygging av psykiske problemer blant barn og unge 2003-10-03 - 2003.

  • Holtan, Amy. Barndom i fosterhjem i egen slekt. Forum for Sakkyndige psykologer i barnevernet. 2003-09-06 - 2003.

  • Holtan, Amy. Bruk av dataprogrammer i analyse av kvalitative data. 5th Conference on Psychiatric Research in the North. 2003-09-03 - 2003.

  • Holtan, Amy. Barndom i fosterhjem i egen slekt. Hedmark fylkeskommune. Fagdag 2003-04-23 - 2003.

  • Holtan, Amy. Slektsplasseringer. Fylkesnemnda Region Nord 2003-03-07 - 2003.

  • Holtan, Amy. Evaluering av barneverntjenesten i Tromsø kommune. 1997.

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