Co-operation for Children and Family, digital tools

Co-operation for Children and Family, digital tools

Learning Cafés for families with children with obesity


Evidence shows that 5% of all children in Sweden have obesity, ie a BMI over 30. In the Region Jönköping County, the Children’s and Youth Medical Outpatient clinic meets over 700 children with obesity and their parents annually. An important part of the treatment is to reduce the shame and guilt of parents and build on resources within the family. Learning Cafés has a pedagogy that is based on an interaction between people with the same experience and professional staff. One part of the pedagogy is that an experienced patient / related person is a member of the group, another part is that the patient’s / relatives’ questions control the content of the meetings. In Region Jönköping County, there are currently three ongoing Learning Cafés.


Presenters: Sarah Johansson (Specialist Nurse) Helena Livenborn (Nurse) together with Family representatives
Venue: Huskvarna Family Care Center. A bus will take you to the nearby town of Huskvarna, about 15 minutes away.


Incl. Afternoon Refreshments

Digital CBT-guidance for families with children with anxiety


Children and Youth Health Unit has an assignment to early identify, prevent and treat mental illness among children and adolescents in age of 6-17 years and to work together with other community actors and authorities for the best possible health for the target group. As a part of Region Jönköping County’s “Together for the best and equal care” strategy, the Child and Youth Health Unit has developed two digital treatment programs with online coaching, which aim to enable children / adolescents with mild anxiety and their parents to receive Cognitive Behavior Therapy without having to visit the clinics.

Presenters: Johannes Westman (Psychologist and project leader for DBAS-O) and Lena Lindsten (Special Psychologist)
Venue: Huskvarna Family Care Center