ESWRA, KU Leuven, Universiteit Antwerpen, Universiteit Gent10 Apr 2019
This conference focuses on the ways social work research and practice can operate in context of changing welfare state paradigms, and in particular how core values of human rights and social justice can be embodied and realised.
Frank Van Holen, Lenny Trogh, Delphine West, Nina Meys, Johan Vanderfaeillie - Children and Youth Services Review22 Nov 2018
In this study, concept mapping was used to identify the needs of nonkinship foster parents from Caucasian ethnicity who care for unaccompanied refugee minors (URM) in Flanders (Dutch speaking part of Belgium).
On 15 November, care leavers and young people in Europe shared their recommendations with more than 60 representatives of governments, NGOs, youth welfare services and universities at the final project roundtable in Brussels.
Stiene Ravn, Rut Van Caudenberg, David Corradi, Noel Clycq & Christiane Timmerman - CeMIS, Universiteit Antwerpen1 May 2018
This working paper is based on findings discussed in the project report CURANT: a first evaluation report (Ravn et al., 2018), which focuses on the first impressions and experiences of the young refugees and their local buddies, who entered the project during its first year of implementation.
Helena Van den Steene, Dirk van West & Inge Glazemakers - Child & Family Social Work17 Apr 2018
Drawing upon in‐depth interviews with 12 parents of adolescent girls with multiple and complex needs in residential child welfare, this exploratory study describes parents' own needs and preferences with regard to care delivery.
Ilse Derluyn - Children and Youth Services Review30 Mar 2018
Based on an analysis of the evolutions in the way the care structures for unaccompanied minors were set up in Belgium, the authors of this article critically reflect on the underlying rationales that justify the particularities of these structures, hereby also reflecting about the implications of these rationales for professionals and researchers.
Save the date for the Opening Doors for Europe’s Children event “Maintain, Strengthen, Expand: How the EU can support the transition from institutional to family and community-based care in the next MFF”
The 2017 country factsheets provide an update on the status of child protection and care reforms from 16 European countries that are the focus of Opening Doors for Europe’s Children campaign in Phase II.