Bouncing back - The well-being of children in international child abduction cases


In relation to the Brussels IIa recast and building on the results of former research studies, Child Focus, the University of Antwerp, Center IKO, CFPE-Enfants Disparus, Missing Children Europe and the French Central Authority are conducting a large scale research study on the psychological effects of an international child abduction on the well-being of abducted children.

This research study will enable project partners to gather concrete information on the specific aspects of an international child abduction influencing the well-being of children. The final goal of this research project is to formulate recommendations and create good practices for legal and other professionals who deal with cases on avoiding possible trauma for the children involved.

Listen to the personal stories of 5 children who were abducted by a parent: 



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