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Psychology Prize for 2013 goes to Elisabeth Backe-Hansen at NOVA

Childwatch is proud to announce that this year's Norwegian Psychology Prize has been awarded to Elisabeth Backe-Hansen at NOVA - Norwegian Social Research. NOVA is a central Key Institution for Childwatch International.

Elisabeth Backe-Hansen is one of Nova's most experienced researchers and a board member of Childwatch Internattional. The jury announced that Backe-Hansen has been central to the development of psychological knowledge of children receiving child protection services and the development of child welfare research in Norway.  She has contributed to the strengthening of the role of psychologists in child welfare and has stimulated and inspired our knowledge about this important field. Backe-Hansen has set standards for other psychologists through her work and various publications.
Her work has more precisely focused on foster children and foster homes, residential care and aftercare, but also on methods in child welfare, children and youth in general and ethical child research.

Elisabeth Backe-Hansen's latest publication is a chapter in the newly published book: Cross-Cultural Child Research: Ethical Issues

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Contact Information:
Norsk institutt for forskning om oppvekst, velferd og aldring (NOVA)
Sentralbord: 22 54 12 00 – Telefaks: 22 54 12 01
Besøksadresse: Munthesgt. 29, 0260 Oslo
Postadresse: Postboks 3223 Elisenberg, 0208 Oslo
Published Apr. 29, 2013 1:13 PM - Last modified May 1, 2013 1:07 PM