Vulnerable children and young people at risk develop mental illness and end up in a lifelong alienation to a greater degree than others. They often have complex problems that require action from several professions and authorities in the social services, education, labor and health care sectors.
During this year's Nordic Day event Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social Issues will highlight specific work practices aiming to reduce the risk of exclusion. The working methods require participation both from the individual who is concerned and collaboration between different sectors of the community.
IN THE PROJECT "Youth in Nordic Countries - mental health, employment and education", we develop knowledge about young adults at risk of social exclusion because of mental illness.
THE MORE specific project «Children in Nordic Countries - Focus on Children in Foster Care" highlights the need for and good examples of interdisciplinary cooperation as a prerequisite to solve some of the problems.
BOTH these projects will be presented during this years Nordic Day in Lisabon.
NORDIC DAY is a pre-conference event to the 23rd European Social Services Conference and is held at Epic Sana Lisboa Hotel, Av. Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco 15, Lisbon
The Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social Issues is an institution under the Nordic Council of Ministers. Its mission is to enhance social policy work in the Nordic countries through education, public information, research and development, networking and international co-operation.