The Research Centre for Psycho-Social Health - Forum - was founded in 2003 and is today a division of the Stockholm Center for Psychiatry Research. The research group is part of the Karolinska Institutet.
We carry out different projects in collaboration with several universities, governmental authorities and about 40 municipalities. The research staff at Forum is composed by senior researchers, postdoctoral fellows, doctoral students and co-workers with diverse professional backgrounds: psychologists, sociologists, criminologists, methodologists, social workers professional nurses and project administrators.
Research for change
In addition to the research activity we created an educational network for specific assessment and treatment methods. We also offer a large number of courses, mainly designed to implement the use of clinical assessment protocols.
The mission of Forum is to improve psychological well-being among adolescents and youths by preventing and limiting alcohol abuse, substance misuse and gambling addiction problems.
Examples of research projects and financiers
Two large evaluations of men’s violence against women: the social services and the voluntary Women's Shelters interventions for women who have been victims of intimate partner violence. The National Board of Health and Welfare/The Government
We run a regional information centre for problem gambling among the adult and young population. We develop treatments and support for relatives and conduct research within the field. The Swedish National Institute of Public Health
A follow-up study on adolescents consulting the Maria Ungdom Clinic and their parents. The aim of this study is to identify behavioural, environmental and biological factors associated with antisocial behaviour and its persistence in adulthood. Mobilization Against Drugs
We run several projects targeting risk- and protective-factors associated to alcohol and substance misuse among adolescents and youths. Mobilization against drugs, The Stockholm City County, The Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research
We evaluate several Parent Management Training programmes, both for young children and adolescents. The Stockholm City County, The County Administrative Board of Stockholm
We develope and evaluate treatments for mental health, alcohol and substance misuse, and sexual abuse in adolescence and youth. The National Board of Institutional Care, The county of Stockholm