Vulnerable children

Which CoHeReNt members are involved?
Zuzana Dankulincová Veselská (
Andrea Madarasová Gecková, Daniela Fiľakovská Bobáková, Lucia Bosáková, Daniela Husárová, Jaroslava Kopčáková, Jana Holubčíková, Miriama Lacková Rebičová, Jaroslava Macková, Kateřina Paclíková

What does the team do?
Research of the team is oriented on mapping the trajectory and experiences of adolescents with emotional and behavioral problems and their families in the system of care with special attention paid to the opportunities for improvement from the perspective of adolescents, their parents and care providers.

What methods does the team use?
The team use mixed-method methodology combining longitudinal prospective cohort study with qualitative in-depth interviews and concept mapping study with adolescents, their parents and their care providers.

What are the team’s most remarkable projects?
The Care4Youth study, which is currently being realized by our team members is a mixed-methods study focused on (1) mapping the system of care for adolescents with emotional and behavioural problems and its characteristics and shortcomings from the perspective of all involved  – adolescents with problems, their parents, and care providers involved, (2) mapping the trajectory of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioural problems in the system of care from the perspective of all involved, and (3) identifying and supporting proposals for improvements in the care system from the perspective of all actors beneficial for them all.

The Care4Youth study is being realized by a multidisciplinary team of psychologists, social workers, public health professionals and economists in close cooperation with representatives of the institutions themselves in the field of psychology, psychiatry, and social work, with parents of adolescents with problems and of course adolescents themselves.

Related documents

Care4Youth study monography

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 APVV-21-0079 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 and Reg. No. 1/0177/20.