New report published in Norway

A new report about ICDP guidance for parents with radicalization concerns and parents in asylum centers is now available.

Parental guidance (ICDP) to selected target groups. Experiences from two pilot projects

Beret Bråten og Silje Sønsterudbråten

In this report we present experiences from two pilot projects in which parental guidance based on the International Child Development Programme (ICDP) was tested in two target groups: parents in asylum reception centres (the reception-centre pilot trial) and parents who are concerned that young family members may have become radicalised (the radicalisation pilot trial).

These trials are a realisation of measures in the Government’s Action plan against radicalisation and violent extremism and A life without violence: Action plan against violence in intimate relationships 2014–2017. The Directorate for Child, Youth and Family Affairs (Bufdir) was responsible for the two pilot trials, which were conducted in eight municipalities/city districts and eleven asylum reception centres in the autumn of 2015 and spring of 2016.

The evaluations of these trials, which are presented in the report, are based on a combination of qualitative mapping studies and case studies. This approach provides for insight into a wide range of experiences as well as an opportunity to explore perceptions and relationships in the guidance groups in depth. Individual qualitative interviewing is the main methodology used, in addition to some pair or group interviews. Moreover, to establish a backdrop to the trials, we have searched for research-based knowledge on the role of parents in radicalisation processes and in asylum reception centres. The data were mainly collected during the period October–November 2016. We have thus examined experiences in the aftermath of the trial projects.

Click here to read the full report in Norwegian, with an English summary on pages 15-25.