Youth assistance

Assistance and care as referred to and defined in the Child and Youth Act. It concerns assistance and care to young people and their parents in case of psychological, psychosocial or behavioural problems, a mental disability of the young person or parenting problems. The assistance and care is aimed at young people until the age of 18 and it can be extended until the age of 23. When a young person sleeps at the youth care provider, foster family or family house, it is called residential youth assistance.