Vulnerable children

Which CoHeReNt members are involved?
Zuzana Dankulincová Veselská (
Andrea Madarasová Gecková, Andrej Belák, Daniela Bobáková, Lucia Bosáková, Daniela Husárová, Jaroslava Kopčáková, Jana Holubčíková, Michaela Pálfiová, Miriama Lacková Rebičová, Jaroslava Macková, Rastislav Adamek

What does the team do?
Research of the team is oriented on healthy development of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioural problems paying particular attention to their trajectory in the systems of care.

What methods does the team use?
The team use predominantly questionnaire-based methodology within cross-sectional as well as longitudinal design with the addition of qualitative methodology.

What are the team’s most remarkable projects?
The Care4Youth study, which is currently being realized by our team members, focuses on children and adolescents who enter the healthcare system due to emotional and behavioural disorders. The team aims to longitudinally track trajectories of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioural disorders in the system of preventive, social and health care in close collaboration with experts in the fields of psychiatry, psychology and social work. We want to investigate when and how the clients enter and leave the healthcare system, or move from one type of healthcare system to another. Moreover, we want to examine what impact the various trajectories have on life satisfaction and quality of life in clients with regard to their social context or, more precisely, what risk and protective factors stimulate or threaten their success within the system.

Related documents

Care4Youth study infographics

Care4Youth leaflet

Press release 15.11.2016

This work was supported by the Research and Development Support Agency under Contract No. APVV-15-0012 and by the Scientific Grant Agency of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic and the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Reg. No. 1/0981/15.