Research interests

Child Protection, Child Participation, Child development,Child protection asessements, Forensic interviewing, Behaviour problems, Parenting, Child mental health problems, Foster care, Cyber bullying

Research projects

Family group conferences in foster care

Children and decision making

Child protection asessments

Kinship foster care

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Teaching

Structured child interviewing

Child protection asessments

Child participation

Child protection and mental helath

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.

  • Lauritzen, Camilla; Vis, Svein Arild Myhra; Fossum, Sturla. Factors that determine decision making in child protection investigations: A review of the literature. Child & Family Social Work 2018. ISSN 1356-7500.s doi: 10.1111/cfs.12446.

  • Lauritzen, Camilla; Vis, Svein Arild; Fossum, Sturla. Samhandling mellom barnevern og psykisk helsevern for barn og unge – utfordringer og muligheter. Scandinavian Psychologist 2017; Volum 4. ISSN 1894-5570.s doi: 10.15714/scandpsychol.4.e14.

  • Vis, Svein Arild; Havnen, Karen J Skaale. Kunnskapsoppsummering og klassifisering av tiltaket: SMIL – Styrket mestring i livet (2. utg.). (fulltekst) Ungsinn. Tidsskrift for virksomme tiltak for barn og unge 2017; Volum 2 (1). ISSN 2464-2142.

  • 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.

  • Strandbu, Astrid; Vis, Svein Arild. Barnets deltakelse i beslutningene. Universitetsforlaget 2016 ISBN 978-82-15-02684-8.s 144 - 161.

  • Fossum, Sturla; Lauritzen, Camilla; Vis, Svein Arild; Ottosen, Agnetha; Rustad, Kirsten Buck. Samhandling mellom barnevern og psykisk helsevern for barn og unge – en litteraturgjennomgang. (fulltekst) Norges Barnevern 2015; Volum 92 (4). ISSN 0800-1014.s 282 - 297.

  • Vis, Svein Arild; Fossum, Sturla. Organizational factors and child participation in decision-making: differences between two child welfare organizations. Child & Family Social Work 2015; Volum 20 (3). ISSN 1356-7500.s 277 - 287.s doi: 10.1111/cfs.12076.

  • Fossum, Sturla; Handegård, Bjørn Helge; Adolfsen, Frode; Vis, Svein Arild; Wynn, Rolf. A Meta-Analysis of Long-Term Outpatient Treatment Effects for Children and Adolescents with Conduct Problems. Journal of Child and Family Studies 2015; Volum 26 (1). ISSN 1062-1024.s doi: 10.1007/s10826-015-0221-8.

  • Vis, Svein Arild; Fossum, Sturla. Organizational factors and child participation in decision-making: differences between two child welfare organizations. Child & Family Social Work 2013. ISSN 1356-7500.s doi: doi:10.1111/cfs.12076.

  • Vis, Svein Arild; Fossum, Sturla. Representation of children’s views in court hearings about custody and parental visitations – A comparison between what children wanted and what the courts ruled. Children and youth services review 2013; Volum 35 (12). ISSN 0190-7409.s 2101 - 2109.s doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2013.10.015.

  • 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.

  • Strandbu, Astrid; Vis, Svein Arild. Barn som subjekter i barnevernet. Barn i Norge 2012. ISSN 1502-6604.

  • 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.

  • Vis, Svein Arild Myhra; Thomas, Nigel. Beyond talking - children's participation in Norwegian care and protection cases. European Journal of Social Work 2009; Volum 12 (2). ISSN 1369-1457.s 155 - 168.s doi: 10.1080/13691450802567465.

  • Vis, Svein Arild. Barnevernmysteriet. (fulltekst) 2018.

  • Lauritzen, Camilla; Vis, Svein Arild; Havnen, Karen J Skaale; Fossum, Sturla. Barnevernets undersøkelsesarbeid: Evaluering av Kvellomalen. Barn- og ungekongressen 2018-04-23 - 2018-04-27 2018.

  • Vis, Svein Arild Myhra; Lauritzen, Camilla; Fossum, Sturla; Havnen, Karen J Skaale. Svakheter i barnevernets system for undersøkelse av saker. UiT Helseblogg 2018.

  • Vis, Svein Arild Myhra. Advarer mot verktøyene i Barnevernet. 2018.

  • Vis, Svein Arild Myhra; Lauritzen, Camilla; Fossum, Sturla; Havnen, Karen J Skaale. Svakheter i barnevernets system for undersøkelse av saker. (fulltekst) Forskning.no : nettavis med nyheter fra norsk og internasjonal forskning 2018.

  • Vis, Svein Arild; Lauritzen, Camilla. Evaluering av Kvellomalen. Lunch seminar 2018-01-29 - 2018-01-29 2018.

  • Vis, Svein Arild. Barnevernets undersøkelsesarbeid. Internundervisning UIT/UNN 2018-01-12 - 2018-01-12 2018.

  • Lauritzen, Camilla; Vis, Svein Arild. Hjelperne må samarbeide. (fulltekst) BarnsBeste fagblogg 2017.

  • Vis, Svein Arild. Samhandling mellom barnevern og psykiskhelsetjeneste helse for barn og unge. Forskningstorg UIT/UNN 2017-12-15 - 2017-12-15 2017.

  • Lauritzen, Camilla; Vis, Svein Arild; Fossum, Sturla. Skjønn alene er ikke nok i barnevernet. Forskning.no : nettavis med nyheter fra norsk og internasjonal forskning 2017.

  • Vis, Svein Arild. Barnevernet og psykisk helsevern sliter fortsatt med å samarbeide. (fulltekst) 2017.

  • Lauritzen, Camilla; Vis, Svein Arild; Havnen, Karen J Skaale; Fossum, Sturla. Evaluering av Kvellomalen. 2017 ISBN 978-82-93031-47-5.

  • Vis, Svein Arild. From investigation to decisionmaking in child protection services. International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) 2017-10-01 - 2017-10-05 2017.

  • Vis, Svein Arild. Developing an Understanding of Norwegian Child Protection Data. ISPCAN Working Group on National Child Maltreatment Data Collection Pre-conference Meeting 2017-10-01 - 2017-10-05 2017.

  • Vis, Svein Arild. Møtes du ofte av et «ikke no'» eller «husker ikke» etter barnehagedagen?. (fulltekst) 2017.

  • Vis, Svein Arild; Lauritzen, Camilla; Fossum, Sturla. Barnevernets undersøkelsesarbeid- oppsummering av hovedtrekkene i forskningslitteraturen. Delrapport 1. 2016 ISBN 9788293031468.

  • Vis, Svein Arild. Parenting stress among Norwegian kinship and non-kinship foster parents. ISPCAN International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect 2016-01-27 - 2016-08-31 2016.

  • Vis, Svein Arild. Slik får du barnet til å fortelle om dagen sin. (fulltekst) 2016.

  • Vis, Svein Arild. Mange barnevernsbarn blir ikke hørt. (fulltekst) 2015.

  • Saus, Merete; Vis, Svein Arild. Flinke fagfolk. (fulltekst) Bladet Nordlys 2015.

  • Vis, Svein Arild. Faktorer som bestemmer om barn deltar i barnevernets beslutninger. Nordisk Familierådskonferanse 2015-11-02 - 2015-11-03 2015.

  • Vis, Svein Arild; Strandbu, Astrid. Barnets forventninger om egen deltagelse i familieråd. Nordisk familierådskonferanse 2015-11-02 - 2015-11-03 2015.

  • Vis, Svein Arild; Fossum, Sturla. Visitation arrangements for children in foster care. 10th ISPCAN Asia Pacific Conference 2015-10-25 - 2015-10-28 2015.

  • Aarskog, Karin Nigar; Strandbu, Astrid; Thørnblad, Renee; Vis, Svein Arild. Barn i Norge har fått grunnlovsfestet rett til å bli hørt.. 2015.

  • Vis, Svein Arild; Storvold, Aina; Skilbred, Dag Tore; Christiansen, Øivin; Andersen, Anne. Statusrapport om barnevernets undersøkelsesarbeid - høsten 2014. 2015 ISBN 978-82-93031-37-6.

  • Vis, Svein Arild. Tilsyn med barn i fosterhjem - en veileder. (fulltekst) 2015 ISBN 978-82-8286-230-1.

  • Vis, Svein Arild. Ny forskning: – Barn blir ikke hørt i barnevernssaker. (fulltekst) 2015.

  • Vis, Svein Arild. Kommunikasjon med barn. 2014.

  • Vis, Svein Arild. Factors that determine children's participation in child welfare decision making. From consultation to collaboration. (fulltekst) 2014 ISBN 978-82-7589-454-8.

  • Fossum, Sturla; Lauritzen, Camilla; Vis, Svein Arild. Samhandling og samarbeid mellom barnevern og psykisk helsevern – en kunnskapsoversikt. 2014 ISBN 978-82-93031-35-2.

  • Vis, Svein Arild. Samtale med barn. Lørdagsuniversitetet 2014-09-27 - 2014-09-27 2014.

  • Vis, Svein Arild. Slik snakker du med barn. 2014.

  • Vis, Svein Arild. Are Family Group Conferences good for children's mental health ? The first results from a Norwegian longitudinal study. EUSARF 2014 2014-09-02 - 2014-09-05 2014.

  • Vis, Svein Arild. Representation of children’s views in court hearings about custody and parental visitations – a comparison between what children wanted and what the courts ruled. The 3rd Nordic Family Centre Conference 2013-06-10 - 2013-06-12 2013.

  • Vis, Svein Arild. Social functioning and mental health among children who have been living in kinship and non-kinship foster care: Results from an eight year follow up with a Norwegian sample. 13th ISPCAN European Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect 2013-09-15 - 2013-09-18 2013.

  • Vis, Svein Arild Myhra. Participation and health - a research review. 18th ISPCAN International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect 2010-09-26 - 2010-09-29 2010.

  • Vis, Svein Arild Myhra. Barns deltakelse i barnevernet. Barnets perspektiv i familieretlige sager i en globaliseret verden 2010-09-30 - 2010-11-01 2010.

  • Vis, Svein Arild Myhra. Child participation in decision making - the case manager as gatekeeper. 'Changing Landscapes, Emerging Challenges' - contemporary issues in safeguarding children and young people. 2009-09-13 - 2009-09-16 2009.

  • Vis, Svein Arild Myhra. Beyond talking – Children’s participation in Norwegian child protection cases. XVIIth ISPCAN International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect 2008-09-07 - 2008-09-10 2008.

  • Vis, Svein Arild Myhra; Strandbu, Astrid. Barns deltakelse i barnevernssaker. 2008.

  • Strandbu, Astrid; Vis, Svein Arild Myhra. Norge følger ikke opp. Dagbladet 2008. ISSN 0805-3766.

  • Vis, Svein Arild. Samtale med barn i barnevernet- Utprøving og evaluering av implementeringsstrategier. 2006.

  • Vis, Svein Arild. Samtaler med barn i barnevernet. 2004.

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