New book: Values in Child Welfare Service (only in Norwegian)

Chapter 10:
Verdimøter som organisert læringsprosjekt 
Liv Randi Roland , The Nightingale Norway
Høgskolelektor, Høgskolen i Innlandet 

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Abstract in English

Values in Child Welfare Service discusses how child welfare services are influenced by social, cultural and personal values. The primary objective of this anthology is to contribute to debate on how frameworks, ideologies and moral understandings can and should have an impact on child welfare services’ work on behalf of vulnerable children and youths. 

From the abstract chapter 10.
This chapter is based on the experiences from a mentoring program called Nattergalen (the Nightingale), in which social work, child care and community edu- cation students meet children with immigrant backgrounds. The students and chil- dren meet weekly to participate in activities for the mutual pleasure and learning of both parties. The activities are agreed upon in consultation with the children’s parents. This chapter aims to provide a picture of the students’ experiences with the children’s home base. Through the many meetings with the children and their par- ents, together with the systematic reflection about these experiences, the students obtained a nuanced and varied understanding of the different value orientations in modern family life. The primary aim of Nattergalen is to add to and strengthen the students’ multicultural skills and to motivate the children to attend school and to choose education. The chapter elucidates how the students who are participating in Nattergalen are being encouraged or coached to reflect on the varying value orien- tations in their meetings with children and their families. 

Keywords: professional values, systematic reflection, multicultural skills, children and families with immigrant backgrounds 

New research and evaluation from Malmö University, by Lars Lagergren.

Eldar och Soha, two former mentees and mentors

Näktergalen mentorsverksamhet – Möten för växande ( In Swedish)
This report consist of interviews with former mentees and mentors. But it is also an analysis of the program by looking at its aims and vision and a review of the Nightingale cycle over the year.
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Master´s thesis about Nightingale

The use of mentoring as an integration tool – a case study of the Nightingale mentoring program in Trondheim, Norway.
This thesis focus on how coordinators and teachers in the Nightingale mentoring program work to implement The Nightingale in their own organization. NTNU ( Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
By Helena Marten.
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What type of impact could social mentoring programs have? An exploration of the existing assessments and a proposal of an analytical framework

By  Òscar Prieto-Flores & Jordi Feu Gelis, University of Girona

 ABSTRACT: This study carries out a review of the existing scientific literature in the field of social mentoring and its effects on youth at risk of social exclusion as well as on other vulnerable groups. We start by presenting the range of programs evaluated and the different ways these evaluations have been approached. An analytical framework is also presented to delve into the study of the orientation and socio-political context of social mentoring, as well as a definition of the concept in accordance with emerging new social realities. To conclude, we emphasize the need for a wider range of research and evaluation that can better inform about the practice of social mentoring programs that are emerging in Spain, Europe and Latin America.

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Blivande lärare, empati och mentorskap ( In Swedish)

-En kvalitativ studie om hur blivande lärare utvecklar sin empatiska förmåga genom mentorskap
Resultatet visar att alla de intervjuade upplevde att deras empati hade utvecklats genom att de haft en nära relation och tät kontakt med en person som hade en helt annan livssituation än de själva
By Kajsa Carlsson och Adriana Eriksson, Högskolan i Halmstad (2018) 

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