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Berrick, J.D., Dickens, J., Pösö, T. and Skivenes, M. (2018) ‘International Perspectives on Child-responsive Courts‘, International Journal of Children’s Rights, 26 (2018), pp. 251-277.

Skivenes, M. and Sørsdal, L. M. (2018) ‘The Child’s Best Interest Principle across Child Protection Jurisdictions‘, in Falch-Eriksen, A. & Backe-Hansen, E. (eds.) Human Rights in Child Protection – Implications for Professional Practice and Policy, pp. 59-88. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Skivenes, M. and Tonheim, M. (2018) ‘Improving decision-making in care order proceedings: A multijurisdictional study of court decision-makers’ viewpoints‘, Child & Family Social Work, (2018), 1-10.

Berrick, J.D., Dickens, J. Pösö, T. and Skivenes, M. (2017) ‘A Cross-Country Comparison of Child Welfare Systems and Workers’ Responses to Children Appearing to be at Risk or in Need of Help‘, Child Abuse Review. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291099-0852. 26: 305-319.


Berrick, J.D., Dickens, J., Pösö, T. and Skivenes, M. (2017) ‘Care order templates as institutional scripts in child protection: A cross-system analysis‘, Children and Youth Services Review, 84 (2018), pp. 40-47.

 

Berrick, J.D., Dickens, J., Pösö, T. and Skivenes, M. (2017) ‘Parents’ involvement in care order decisions: a cross-country study of front-line practice‘, Child and Family Social Work, 22, pp. 626-637.

 

Burns, K. Pösö, T. and Skivenes, M. (eds.) (2017) ‘Child Welfare Removals by the State: A Cross-Country Analysis of Decision-Making Systems’, New York: Oxford University Press.

 

Enroos, R., Helland, H.B.S, Pösö, T., Skivenes, M. and Tonheim, M. (2017) ‘The role and function of the spokesperson in care order proceedings: A cross-country study in Finland and Norway‘, Children and Youth Services Review, 74 (2017), pp. 8-16.

 

Helland, H.B.S., Križ, K., Sánchez-Cabezudo, S.S. and Skivenes, M. (2017). ‘Are there population biases against migrant children? An experimental analysis of attitudes towards corporal punishment in Austria, Norway and Spain‘. Children and Youth Services Review. 85 (2018), pp. 151-157.

 

Kriz, K. and Pösö, T. (2017). A call for global child protection thinking and acting: Migrant children and child welfare systems. International association of youth and family judges and magistrates, (2017), pp. 19.25.

 

Læret, O.K. (2017). Sakkyndige som ‘demokratiets sorte hull’? En vignettstudie av barnefaglige sakkyndige psykologers vurderinger av barnevernssaker [Expert witnesses as ‘the black hole of democracy’? A vignette study of child psychology expert witnesses’ assessments of child welfare removals]. Master’s Thesis. Bergen: University of Bergen.

 

Pösö, T. and Enroos, R. (2017). ‘The representation of children’s views in the Finnish court decisions of care orders’, The International Journal of Children’s Rights, 25(3-4), pp. 736-753.

 

Pösö, T. and Skivenes, M. (2017). Best Interest of the Child. In: Wenzel, A. (ed.) (2017). The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications, Inc.

 

Sætre, H.S. (2017). Influence and Legitimacy: Civil Society Organizations and the UN  Committee and the Rights of the Child. Master’s Thesis. Bergen: University of Bergen.

 

Skivenes, M., Berrick, J. D., Pösö, T. and Dickens, Jonathan. 2017. ‘Care order templates as institutional scripts in child protection: A cross-system analysis’, Children and Youth Services Review, 84, pp. 40-47.

 

Skivenes, M. and Pösö, T. (2017). ‘Best Interest of the Child’ in Wenzel, A. (2017). The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology, Sage Publications, 1, pp. 469-470. ISBN: 9781483365831.


Skivenes, M. and Thoburn, J. (2017) ‘Citizens’ views in four jurisdictions on placement policies for maltreated children‘, Child & Family Social Work, 22(4) (2017), pp. 1472-1479.

Berrick, J.D., Dickens, J., Pösö, T. and Skivenes, M. (2016) Erratum: Corrigendum to ‘Children’s involvement in care order decision-making: A cross country analysis’ (Child Abuse and Neglect (2015) 49 (128–141) (S0145213415002306) (10.1016/j.chiabu.2015.07.001)). International Journal of Child Abuse & Neglect, 60 (2016), p. 77-77.

 

Berrick, J.D., Dickens, J., Pösö, T. and Skivenes, M. (2016) ‘Parents’ involvement in care order decisions: a cross-country study of front-line practice‘, Child & Family Social Work. DOI: 10.1111/cfs.12277


Berrick, J., Dickens, J., Pösö, T. and Skivenes, M. (2016) ‘Social Workers and Independent Experts in Child Protection Decision Making: Messages from an Intercountry Comparative Study‘, The British Journal of Social Work, 47(4) (2017), pp. 1024-1042.

Berrick, J. D., Dickens, J., Pösö, T. and Skivenes, M. (2016) ‘Time, Institutional Support, and Quality of Decision Making in Child Protection: A Cross-Country Analysis‘, Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership & Governance, 40(5) (2016), pp. 451-468. DOI: 10.1080/23303131.2016.1159637.

 

Burns, K., Pösö, T. and Skivenes, M. (eds.). (2016) Child Welfare Removals by the State: A Cross-Country Analysis of Decision-Making Systems. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. 272 pages. ISBN: 9780190459567.

 

Burns, K. Pösö, T. and Skivenes, M. (2016). ‘Child welfare removals by the state – complex and controversial decisions’ in Burns, K. Pösö, T. & Skivenes, M. (eds.) Child Welfare Removals by the State: A Cross-Country Analysis of Decision-Making Systems. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1, pp. 1-17.

 

Burns, K. Pösö, T. and Skivenes, M. (2016.). ‘Removals of children by the child welfare system – variations and differences across countries’ in Burns, K. Pösö, T. & Skivenes, M. (eds.) Child Welfare Removals by the State: A Cross-Country Analysis of Decision-Making Systems, New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 10, pp. 223-243.

 

Heinonen, E. (2016). Huostaanoton valmistelun pulmakohdat hyvän päätöksenteon haasteena [Problems of care order preparations as an impediment of sound decision making]. Master’s Thesis.Tampere: University of Tampere, School of Social Sciences and Humanities Finland.

 

Kuokka, P. and Pösö, T. (2016). Huostaanotot hallinto-oikeudessa: Päätöksentekijät arvioivat vanhempien ja lasten osallisuutta [Care orders in administrative courts: The decision-makers’ views about parents’ and children’s participation] in Enroos, R., Heino, T. & Pösö, T.(eds) Huostaanotto. Lastensuojelun vaativin tehtävä [Taking a child into care – the most challenging task in child welfare]. Tampere: Vastapaino, pp. 52–72.

 

Juhasz, I. B. and Skivenes, M. (2016) ‘Child welfare workers’ experiences of obstacles in care order preparation: a cross-country comparison’, European Journal of Social Work. 21(1) (2018), pp. 100-113.

 

Juhasz, I. B. and Skivenes, M. (2016) ‘The Population’s Confidence in the Child Protection System – A Survey Study of England, Finland, Norway and the United States (California)’, Social Policy & Administration, 51(7) (2017), pp. 1330-1347. DOI: 10.1111/spol.1222

 

Læret, O.K. and Skivenes, M. (2016) ‘Kvalitet og legitimitet i barnevernets beslutninger [Quality and Legitimacy in child welfare decisions]’ in Kojan, B.H. and Christiansen, Ø. (eds.) (2016) Beslutninger i barnevernet [Decisions in the Child Welfare System]. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget, 2, pp. 34-47. 261 pages. ISBN: 978-82-15-02684-8.

 

Pedersen, A.R. (2016) ‘Nok er nok: En kvalitativ dokumentanalyse av akuttvedtak i den norske barneverntjenesten‘, Masteroppgåve. Bergen: Institutt for Administrasjon og Organisasjonsvitenskap, Universitetet i Bergen.

 

Skivenes, M. (2016) Book Review: International Perspectives and Empirical Findings on Child Participation: From Social Exclusion to Child-Inclusive Policies by Tali Gal and Benedetta Duramy. Critical Social Policy, 36 (3), pp. 454-456.

 

Skivenes, M. and Søvig, K.H. (2016) ‘Judicial Discretion and the Child´s Best Interest – The European Court of Human Rights on Child Protection Adoptions’ in Sutherland, E. E. and Macfarlane, L-A (Eds.) (2016), Implementing Article 3 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: Best Interests, Welfare and Well-being. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 20, pp. 341-357.

 

Skivenes, M. and Søvig, K. H. (2016) ‘Norway – Child welfare decision-making in cases of removals of children’ in Burns, K. Pösö, T. and Skivenes, M. (eds.) (2016) Child Welfare Removals by the State: A Cross-Country Analysis of Decision-Making Systems. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 3, pp. 40-64.


Skivenes, M. and Thoburn, J. (2016) ‘Pathways to permanence in England and Norway: A critical analysis of documents and data‘, Children and Youth Services Review, 67 (2016), pp. 152-160.

Skivenes, M. and Tonheim, M. (2016) ‘Deliberate decision-making on the Norwegian County Social Welfare Board: The experiences of expert and lay members‘, Journal of Public Child Welfare, 11(1) (2017), pp. 108-132.

 

Skivenes, M. and Trygstad, S. C. (2016) ‘Whistleblowing in local government: an empirical study of contact patterns and whistleblowing in 20 Norwegian municipalities’, Scandinavian Political Studies. 39(3) (2016), pp. 264-289.

Barn, R., Kriz, K., Pösö, T. and Skivenes, M. (eds.). (2015). Child Welfare Systems and Migrant Children – A Cross Country Study of Policies and Practice, New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

 

Berrick, J. D., Dickens, J., Pösö, T. and Skivenes, M. (2015). Children’s involvement in care order decision-making: A cross-country analysis. International Journal of Child Abuse & Neglect, 9, pp. 128-141.

 

Berrick, J.D., Peckover, S., Pösö, T. and Skivenes, M. (2015). The Formalized Framework for Decision-Making in Child Protection Care Orders: A Cross-Country Analysis. Journal of European Social Policy, 25(4) (2015), pp. 366-378. DOI: 10.1177/0958928715594540.

 

Bratteli, N.R. (2015). Hjelpeplassering eller omsorgsovertakelse. Vurdering av hjelpetiltak og tvang i barnevernet. Masteroppgåve. Bergen: Institutt for Administrasjon og Organisasjonsvitenskap, Universitetet i Bergen.

 

Kriz, K. and Skivenes, M. (2015) ‘Challenges for marginalized minority parents in different welfare systems: Child welfare workers’ perspectives’, International Social Work, 58, pp. 75-87.

 

Kuokka, P. (2015). Lastensuojelun asiantuntijuus hallinto-oikeuksien päätöksenteossa [The child protection expertise in administrative court context]. Master’s Thesis.Tampere: University of Tampere, School of Social Sciences and Humanities.

 

Magnussen, A-M. and Skivenes, M. (2015) ‘The Child’s opinion and position in care order proceedings: An Analysis of Judicial Discretion in the County Boards’ Decision-Making‘, International Journal of Children’s Rights, 23(4), pp. 705-723.

 

Skivenes, M. (2015) ‘Handlingsrommet for barns deltagelse i barnevernssaker‘, Tidsskrift for velferdsforskning, 18(1), pp. 48-60.

 

Skivenes, M. and Kriz, K. (2015) ‘Child welfare workers’ perceptions of children’s participation: a comparative study of England, Norway and the United States (California)’, Child & Family Social Work, 22(S2) (2017), pp. 11-22.

 

Skivenes, M. and Skramstad, H. (2015) ‘Child welfare workers’ views of fathers in risk assessment and planned interventions, a comparison between English and Norwegian workers’, Child & Family Social Work, 22(1) (2017), pp. 203-212.

 

Skivenes, M. and Tonheim, M. (2015) ‘Improving the Care Order Decision-Making Processes: Viewpoints of Child Welfare Workers in Four Countries‘, Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership, & Governance, 40(2) (2016), pp. 107-117. DOI:10.1080/23303131.2015.1123789.

 

Skivenes, M. and Trygstad, S. C. (2015) ‘Explaining whistle blowing processes in the Norwegian labour market: Between individual power resources and institutional arrangement‘, Economic and Industrial Democracy, 38(1) (2017), pp. 119-143.

Barn, R., Kriz, K., Pösö, T. and Skivenes, M. (2014) Child Welfare Systems and Migrant Children – A Cross Country Study of Policies and Practice. Oxford University Press. 310 pages. ISBN: 978-0-19-020529-4.

 

Barn, R., Kriz, K., Pösö, T. and Skivenes, M. (2014). ‘Child welfare systems and migrant families:an introduction’ in Barn, R., Kriz, K., Pösö, T. and Skivenes, M. (2014) Child Welfare Systems and Migrant Children – A Cross Country Study of Policies and Practice. Oxford University Press, chapter 1, pp. 1-16.

 

Barn, R., Kriz, K., Pösö, T. and Skivenes, M. (2014). ‘Migrant Children and Child Welfare Systems: A Contested Challenge’ in Barn, R., Kriz, K., Pösö, T., and Skivenes, M. (2014) Child Welfare Systems and Migrant Children – A Cross Country Study of Policies and Practice. Oxford University Press, chapter 13, pp. 263-279.

 

Križ, K. and Skivenes, M. (2014) ‘Street-level policy aims of child welfare workers in England, Norway and the United States: An exploratory study’, Children and Youth Services Review, 40 (2014), pp. 71-78.

 

Pösö, T., Skivenes, M. and Hestbæk, A-D. (2014) ‘Child protection systems within the Danish, Finnish and Norwegian welfare states-time for a child centric approach?‘, European Journal of Social Work, 17, pp. 475-490.

 

Skivenes, Marit. (2014). Et tydelig mandat for å hjelpe barn. Fontene. 5.

 

Skivenes, M. (2014). ‘How the Norwegian Child Welfare System Approaches Migrant Children’ in Barn, R., Kriz, K., Pösö, T. and Skivenes, M. (2014) Child Welfare Systems and Migrant Children – A Cross Country Study of Policies and Practice. Oxford University Press, chapter 3, pp. 39-61.

 

Skivenes, Marit. (2014). Supermodellen Norge. Fontene. 5.

 

Skivenes, M. and Trygstad, S. C. (2014). ‘En studie av kommunale lederes vurdering av varsling om trakassering versus korrupsjon’ i Eriksen, B. (2014) Å bekjempe et samfunnsonde. Om korrupsjon, varsling, granskning og organisasjonskultur. Gyldendal Akademisk, kapittel 6, pp. 116-131.

 

Skivenes, M. and Trygstad, S. C. (2014). ‘Wrongdoing – definitions, identification and categorizations’ in Brown, A. J.,Moberly, R. E., Lewis, D. and Vandekerckhove, W. (2014)  International Handbook On Whistleblowing Research. Edward Elgar Publishing, chapter 4, pp. 95-114.

 

Tefre, Ø. S. (2014) ‘The Justifications for Terminating Parental Rights and Adoption in the United States’, Children and Youth Services Review, 48 (2015), pp. 87-97.

 

Tonheim, M. (2014) ‘Reintegrering av tidligere barnesoldater: Fra teori til praksis’, Internasjonal Politikk, 72(4) (2014), pp. 524-536.

Berrick, J. D. and Skivenes, M. (2013) ‘Fostering in the welfare states of the US and Norway’, Journal of European Social Policy, 23, pp. 423-436.

 

Križ, K. and Skivenes, M. (2013) ‘Systemic differences in views on risk: A comparative case vignette study of risk assessment in England, Norway and the United States (California)’, Children and Youth Services Review, 35, pp. 1862-1870.

 

Skivenes, M. (2013). Flere barnevernsbarn må vurderes for adopsjon. Fosterhjemskontakt : tidsskrift om fosterhjemsarbeid.

 

Skivenes, M. and Skramstad, H. (2013) ‘The Emotional Dimension in Risk Assessment: a Cross-Country Study of the Perceptions of Child Welfare Workers in England, Norway and California (United States)‘, British Journal of Social Work, 45(3) (2015), pp. 809-824.

 

Skivenes, M. and Stenberg, H. (2013) ‘Risk assessment and domestic violence – how do child welfare workers in three countries assess and substantiate the risk level for a 5-year-old girl?Child & Family Social Work, 20, pp. 424-436.

 

Skivenes, M. and Trygstad, S. C. (2013) ‘Is the type of misconduct decisive for the perceived legitimacy of whistleblowing? A study of municipal managers’ assessments of whistleblowing in cases of harassment and corruption’, E-Journal of International and Comparative Labour Studies, 2, pp. 50-65.

Berrick, J. D. and Skivenes, M. (2012) ‘Dimensions of high quality foster care: Parenting Plus‘, Children and Youth Services Review, 34, pp. 1956-1965.

 

Kriz, K. and Skivenes, M. (2012) ‘Child-centric or family focused? A study of child welfare workers’ perceptions of ethnic minority children in England and Norway‘, Child & Family Social Work, 17, pp. 448-457.

 

Kriz, K. and Skivenes, M. (2012) ‘How child welfare workers perceive their work with undocumented immigrant families: An explorative study of challenges and coping strategies’, Children and Youth Services Review, 34, pp. 790-797.

 

Skivenes, M. and Tefre, Ø. S. (2012) ‘Adoption in the child welfare system – A cross-country analysis of child welfare workers’ recommendations for or against adoption’, Children and Youth Services Review, 34, pp. 2220-2228.

 

Skivenes, M. and Trygstad, S.C. (2012). Åpenhet, Ytring, Varsling [Public information, freedom of speech, and whistleblowers in Norwegian municipalities, In Norwegian], Oslo: Gyldendal Akademisk. 175 pages. ISBN: 9788205381360.

Gilbert, N., Parton, N. and Skivenes, M. (2011) ‘Changing patterns of response and emerging orientations’ in Gilbert, N., Parton, N. and Skivenes, M. (2011) Child Protection Systems: International Trends and Emerging Orientations. Oxford University Press, part IV, pp. 243-257.

 

Gilbert, N., Parton N. and Skivenes, M. (eds.) (2011). Child Protection Systems: International Trends and Emerging Orientations. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. 257 pages. ISBN: 9780199793358.

 

Gilbert, N., Parton, N. and Skivenes, M. (2011) ‘Introduction. Innledning’ in Gilbert, N., Parton, N. and Skivenes, M. (2011) Child Protection Systems: International Trends and Emerging Orientations. Oxford University Press, pp. 3-13.

 

Križ, K. and Skivenes, M. (2011) ‘How child welfare workers view their work with racial and ethnic minority families: The United States in contrast to England and Norway’, Children and Youth Services Review, 33, pp. 1866-1874.

 

Skivenes, M. (2011) ‘Norway: Toward A child centric perspective’ in Gilbert, N., Parton, N. and Skivenes, M. (2011) Child Protection Systems: International Trends and Emerging Orientations. Oxford University Press, kapittel 8, pp. 154-179.

Archard, D. and Skivenes, M. (2010) ‘Deciding best interests: general principles and the cases of Norway and the UK‘, Journal of Children’s Services, 5(4) (2010), pp. 43-54.

 

Križ, K. and Skivenes, M. (2010) ”Knowing Our Society’ and ‘Fighting Against Prejudices’: How Child Welfare Workers in Norway and England Perceive the Challenges of Minority Parents‘, British Journal of Social Work, 40(8) (2010), pp. 2634-2651.

 

Skivenes, M. (2010), ‘Judging the Child’s Best Interests – Rational Reasoning or Subjective Presumptions?‘, Acta Sociologica, 53(4) (2010), pp. 339-353.

 

Skivenes, M. and Trygstad, S. C. (2010) ‘When whistle-blowing works: The Norwegian case’, Human Relations. 63(7) (2010), pp. 1071-1097.

 

Skivenes, M. and Trygstad, S. C. (2010) ‘Loyalty and whistleblowing in Norway: How roles comes into play’ in Lewis, D. B. (2010) A global approach to public interest disclosure: What can we learn from existing whistleblowing legislation and research? Edward Elgar Publishing, Kapittel 7, pp. 91-109. 179 pages. ISBN: 9781848448995.