Netherlands, Groningen

The Future of Child and Family Welfare Policy

when 21 August 2017 - 25 August 2017
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 150

How far does variation in policies and priorities reflect diversity in the social construction of abuse and neglect between countries? Are variations in policy and practice associated with variation in outcomes for children and families? How do practitioners in different welfare systems understand the notion ‘family’ in professional practice? What broader trends in the development of European welfare states do these variations reflect and which implications do they bring about?

Course leader

Dr. Mónica López López, University of Groningen
Prof. Lennart Nygren, Umeå University
Prof. Hans Grietens
Helen Bouma, University of Groningen

Target group

This summer school is intended for u ndergraduate students, graduate students, postgraduate students (PhD students, Post Docs), researchers, policy makers and practitioners interested in different topics related to the improvement of child and family services.

Course aim

This summer school strives to gain insight into child and family policy and practice and the future scenarios of child welfare in Europe. You will gain a broad understanding of the scope, causes, ethical issues, consequences and ways of intervening with children and families. The interrelationship of social values, culture, and child welfare policy will be analysed. Likewise, a central theme of the course will be the examination of child welfare from every possible angle: the perspectives of practitioners, organisations, parents, and children and young people will be included.

Credits info

A certificate of attendance will be awarded

Fee info

EUR 150: For BA/MA/PhD students

Housing is available for € 250
EUR 250: For others

Housing is available for € 250


Each organization collaborating with project HESTIA will receive two scholarships (free registration fee, no housing arrangements).

If you come from a Developing Country, then you will be entitled to a discounted reduced rate for attending the summer s

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