A CROSS-NATIONAL INITIATIVE FOR THE IMPROVED PROTECTION OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

Optimus Study Switzerland: Child Endangerment in Switzerland

The results of the most recent cycle of data collection and analysis for the Optimus Study Switzerland are now out. The study, conducted by Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and the University of Lausanne, presents, for the first time, comprehensive information about the forms of child endangerment with which child protection organizations are most frequently confronted, whether all affected children get the support they need, and how well the whole system works.

More details are available in the publication “Child Endangerment in Switzerland”, in the press release of 13 June, 2018, and in the report of the research team about “lessons learned":

Report
Press release
Lessons learned
Broschüre
Medienmitteilung
Brochure
Communiqué de presse
Pubblicazione
Comunicato stampa

The Optimus Study was a ten-year research project, launched in 2007 by the UBS Optimus Foundation, and covering three countries. Its goal was to collect data on the extent and forms of violence against children and youth in order to identify the gaps in a selected number of child protection systems, and to use its findings to develop more effective prevention and intervention strategies.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS



Switzerland

Child Endangerment in Switzerland. Frequency of incidents, agency responses and political implications (2018)
English | German | French | Italian

Recommendations for reducing sexual violence among teenagers. A specialist report (2013)
English  |  German  |  French  |  Italian

Sexual assault on children and adolescents in Switzerland. Forms, extent and circumstances (2012)
English  |  German  |  French  |  Italian

Final report of the Optimus Study Switzerland (2011)
English  |  German  |  French



China

Child victimization in China (2013)
English

Final Report Optimus Study China (2013)
English



South Africa

Sexual abuse of children and adolescents in South Africa. Forms, extent and circumstances (2016)
English

Technical Report Optimus Study South Africa (2016)
English

LATEST NEWS

Optimus Study South Africa completed

New report available to download here. Please find the media...

31.05.2016 MORE

Recommendations for reducing sexual violence among teenagers

Publication of specialist recommendations in German, English, French...

14.11.2013 MORE

Optimus Study China Brochure and Full Report Now Available

Optimus Study China Brochure and Full Scientific Report Published in...

14.11.2013 MORE

Optimus Study South Africa initiated

Implementation of a new Optimus Study in South Africa has begun

14.11.2013 MORE