SBU assess relevant and well-conducted research and investigate what effect different interventions have, if there are any risks or ethical problems, and what is most cost-effective in the areas of health care, dentistry, social services, and within the areas of functional disability and work environment.
By Swedish government decision 13 April 2023, SBU and the National Board of Health and Welfare have been commissioned to increase knowledge about reinforced foster family care and treatment foster care and to improve the conditions for more placements in reinforced foster family care and treatment foster care.
SBU shall produce a knowledge base regarding the methods used within the framework of qualified foster family care interventions. SBU shall further analyze and describe which components are included in the various interventions and, to the extent that there is scientific evidence with sufficiently high reliability, how the various components have affected the results of the qualified foster family care interventions. The National Board of Health and Welfare’s part of the assignment includes mapping the use of reinforced foster family care and treatment foster care in Sweden and investigating how carers within reinforced foster family care and treatment foster care experience the intervention. The National Board of Health and Welfare shall also, based on the knowledge base, create, and implement knowledge-supporting interventions, support, and activities around reinforced foster family care. Furthermore, SBU and the National Board of Health and Welfare shall describe necessary conditions to enable more placements in reinforced foster family care and treatment foster care.
- Martin Bergström, Associated Professor and Senior Lecturer, Social worker, School of Social Work, Lund University, Lund
- Hilma Forsman, PhD and Researcher, Social worker, Department of Social Work, Stockholm University, Stockholm
- Judith Lind, PhD and Senior Lecturer, Department of Thematic Studies (Child Studies), Linköping University, Linköping
- Anna-Karin Åkerman, PhD and Lecturer, Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Psychotherapist, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Learning, Linköping University, Linköping
- Annicka Hedman, Project Manager
- Uliana Hellberg, Assistant Project Manager
- Carl Gornitzky, Information Specialist
- Elin Malmer, Project Administrator
- Sofia Træneus, Program Director