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Research Study Centre for Children, Migration and Law Publications

International publications

2020

Rip, J., Zijlstra, E., Post, W., Kalverboer, M., & Knorth, E. J. (2020). ‘It can never be as perfect as home’: An explorative study into the fostering experiences of unaccompanied refugee children, their foster carers and social workers. Children and Youth Services Review, 104924.

Zijlstra, A. E., Menninga, M. C., van Os, E. C. C., & Kalverboer, M. E. (2020). They ask for protection: An exploratory study into experiences with violence among unaccompanied refugee children in Dutch reception facilities. Child Abuse & Neglect, 103, 104442.

2019

Best Interests of the Child Assessments to facilitate decisionmaking in asylum procedures. In I Kulu-Glasgow, M. Smit, & I. Sirkeci (eds.), Unaccompanied children: from migration to integration. London, UK: Transnational Press. van Os, C. & Zijlstra, E., 2019, Unaccompanied children: from migration to integration. p. 71-94.

2018

Scherder, E, Van Os, C, & Zijlstra, E. (2018). Multidisciplinary scientific evidence. Forced return of long residing migrant children: developmental risks. Amsterdam/Groningen: Vrije Universiteit/Rijksuniversiteit Groningen.  

Van Os, C. (2018). Best Interests of the Child-Assessments for recently arrived refugee children: Behavioural and children’s rights perspectives on decision-making in migration law [Groningen]: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen.

Van Os, E. C. C., Zijlstra, A. E., Knorth, E. J., Post, W. J. & Kalverboer, M. (2018). Recently arrived refugee children: The quality and outcomes of Best Interests of the Child assessments. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 59, 20-3. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijlp.2018.05.005

Van Os, E. C., Zijlstra, A. E., Knorth, E. E., Post, W. W., & Kalverboer, M. M. (2018). Finding Keys: A Systematic Review of Barriers and Facilitators for Refugee Children's Disclosure of Their Life Stories. Trauma, Violence & Abuse, 1524838018757748. doi:10.1177/1524838018757748

Van Os, C., Zijlstra, E., Knorth, E. J., Post, W. & Kalverboer, M. (2018). Methodology for the assessment of the best interests of the child for recently arrived unaccompanied refugee minors. In M. Sedmak, B. Sauer, & B. Gornik, (eds.), Unaccompanied children in European migration and asylum practices: In whose best interests? (pp. 59-85). Abingdon, UK / New York, US: Routledge, Taylor and Francis group, (Routledge research in asylum, migration and refugee law).

Zevulun, D. , Post, W. J. , Zijlstra, A. E. , Kalverboer, M. E. , & Knorth, E. J. (2018). The Best Interests of the Child from different cultural perspectives: Factors influencing judgements of the quality of child-rearing environment and construct validity of the Best Interests of the Child-Questionnaire (BIC-Q) in Kosovo and Albania. Child Indicators Research , 11, 1-21. DOI: 10.1007/s12187-018-9543-6

2017

Zijlstra, E. , Rip, J. A. , Beltman, D. , Van Os, C. , Knorth, E. J. , & Kalverboer, M. (2017). Unaccompanied Minors in the Netherlands: Legislation, policy and care. Social work & society , 15 (2).

Kalverboer, M., Beltman, D., Van Os, C., & Zijlstra, E. (2017).The Best Interests of the Child in Cases of Migration: Assessing and Determining the Best Interests of the Child in Migration Procedures. International Journal of Children's Rights, 25(1), 114-139. doi:10.1163/15718182-02501005.

Zevulun, D. , Post, W. J. , Zijlstra, A. E. , Kalverboer, M. E. , & Knorth, E. J. (2017). Migrant and asylum-seeker children returned to Kosovo and Albania: Predictive factors for social-emotional wellbeing after return. Journal of ethnic and migration studies , 1-23. DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2017.1391076

Zevulun, D. (2017). Repatriation and the best interests of the child: The rearing environment and wellbeing of migrant children after return to Kosovo and Albania [Groningen]: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen.

2016

Beltman, D. , Kalverboer, M. , van Os, C. , & Zevulun, D. (2016). The Legal Effect of Best-Interests-of-the-Child Reports in Judicial Migration Proceedings: A Qualitative Analysis of Five Cases. In T. Liefaard, & J. Sloth-Nielsen (Eds.), The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: Taking Stock after 25 Years and Looking Ahead. (pp. 655-680). Leiden/Boston: Brill / Nijhoff.

Kalverboer, M., Zijlstra, E., Os, C., Zevulun, D., Brummelaar, M., & Beltman, D. (2016). Unaccompanied minors in the Netherlands and the care facility in which they flourish best. Child & Family Social Work, doi: 10.1111/cfs.12272.

van Os, E. C. C. , Kalverboer, M. E. , Zijlstra, A. E. , Post, W. J. , & Knorth, E. J. (2016). Knowledge of the unknown child: A systematic review of the elements of the Best Interests of the Child Assessment for recently arrived refugee children. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review , 19(3), 185-203. [1]. DOI: 10.1007/s10567-016-0209-y

Zijlstra, A. , Rip, J. A. , Beltman, D. , van Os, C. , Knorth, E. J. , & Kalverboer, M. (2016). Unaccompanied Minors in the Netherlands: Legislation, policy and care . Social Work and Society (forthcoming)

2015

Zevulun, D., Kalverboer, M. E., Zijlstra, A. E., Post, W. J., & Knorth, E. J. (2015). Returned migrant children in Kosovo and Albania: Assessing the quality of childrearing from a non-Western perspective. Cross-Cultural Research, 49 .

2014

Kalverboer, M.E. (2014). The best interests of the child in migration law: significance and implications in terms of child development and child rearing, Amsterdam, SWP publishers.

Ten Brummelaar, M. D. C., Kalverboer, M. E., Harder, A. T., Post, W. J., Zijlstra, A. E., & Knorth, E. J. (2014). The Best Interest of the Child Self-report questionnaire (BIC-S): Results of a participatory development procedure. Child Indicators Research, ´╗┐doi: 10.1007/s12187-013-9225-3.

2013

Zijlstra, A.E ., Kalverboer, M.E., Post, W.J., Ten Brummelaar, M.D.C., & Knorth, E.J. (2013). Could the BIC-Q be a decision-support tool to predict the development of asylum-seeking children? International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 35, doi 10.1016/j.ijlp.2013.01.005

2012
Kalverboer, M.E., Ten Brummelaar, M.D.C., Post, W.J., Zijlstra, A.E., Harder, A.T., & Knorth, E.J. (2012). The Best Interest of the Child Questionnaire, reliability and validity: Preliminary data on the question. Where to live after detention or secure treatment? Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 22 (1), 41-52. doi: 10.1002/cbm.825.

Zijlstra, A.E., Kalverboer, M.E., Post, W.J., Ten Brummelaar, M.D.C., & Knorth, E.J. (2012).Could the BIC-Q be a decision-support tool to predict the development of asylum-seeking children? International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 35 (in press).

2011

Kalverboer, M.E., Zijlstra, A.E., Ten Brummelaar, M.D.C., Huyghen, A.M.N., Winter, H.B., & Knorth, E.J. (2011). Children first? The significance of child-oriented social welfare reports for legal decision-making in asylum procedures. International Journal of Child and Family Welfare, 14 (1), 2-18

Zijlstra, A.E., Kalverboer, M.E., Post, W.J., Knorth, E.J., & Ten Brummelaar, M.D.C. (2011). The Quality of the Childrearing Environment of Refugee or Asylum Seeking Children and the Best Interests of the Child: Reliability and Validity of the BIC-Q. Behavioral Sciences and The Law, 28, doi: 10.1002/bsl.1998

2010

Kalverboer, M.E. , Zijlstra, A.E., Ten Brummelaar, M.D.C., & Knorth, E.J. (2010). The best interest of asylum-seeking children in legal decision-making procedures . In E.J. Knorth, et al. (Eds.) (2010). Inside out. How interventions in child and family care work: An international source book (pp. 493-495). Antwerp: Garant Publishers.

2009

Kalverboer, M.E. (2009). Separated Asylum-Seeking Children in EU Member States: An Examination of Living Conditions, Provisions and Decision-Making Procedures in the Netherlands through Child-Centred Participatory Research. Groningen: Groningen University, Department of Special Needs Education and Youth Care (97 pp.) [Research funded by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights and implemented in the EU Member States].

Kalverboer, M.E., Zijlstra, A.E., & Knorth, E.J. (2009). The developmental consequences for asylum- seeking children living with the prospect for five years or more of enforced return to their home country.European Journal of Migration and Law, 11 (1), 41-67.

2008

Kalverboer, M.E., Zijlstra, A.E., & Knorth, E.J. (2008). Supporting legal decision-making in the best interest of the child in Refugee and Asylum Law: A model combining psychological and judicial considerations. In C. Canali, T. Vecchiato, & J. K. Whittaker (Eds.), Assessing the ‘evidence base’ of intervention for vulnerable children and their families (pp. 365-367). Padova: Zancan Publishing.

Kalverboer, M.E., Zijlstra, A.E., & Knorth, E.J. (2008). Il sostegno della presa di decisione nel migliore interesse del bambino nella Legge sui Rifugiati e l’Asilo Politico: Un modello che integra considerazioni psicologiche e legali. In C. Canali, T. Vecchiato, & J.K. Whittaker (Eds.), Conoscere i bisogni e valutare l’efficacia degli interventi per bambini, ragazzi e famiglie in difficoltà (pp. 379-382). Padova: Zancan Publishing.

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