Mónica López López Becomes EUSARF Board Member

HESTIA team member Dr. Móncia López López becomes a board member of the European Scientific Association on Residential and Family Care for Children and Adolescents (EUSARF). EUSARF was born in the late eighties of the last century out of the collaboration between child welfare academics from several European universities. Currently, EUSARF has a board consisting of 20 … More Mónica López López Becomes EUSARF Board Member

Coming Up in August: WSF Thematic Workshop and Summer School “The Future of Child and Family Welfare Policy: Looking Through Different Lenses”

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 … More Coming Up in August: WSF Thematic Workshop and Summer School “The Future of Child and Family Welfare Policy: Looking Through Different Lenses”

Prestigious NWO Visitors Grant for Prof. John Fluke (University of Colorado) to join project HESTIA at the University of Groningen

The Dutch team of project HESTIA has secured a Visitor’s Travel Grant for Prof. John Fluke of the University of Colorado to join the research project HESTIA at the the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences of University of Groningen. In the Netherlands, the country team is coordinated by Prof. Hans Grietens and Dr. Mónica … More Prestigious NWO Visitors Grant for Prof. John Fluke (University of Colorado) to join project HESTIA at the University of Groningen

HESTIA Team Hosting the Think Tank “Participatory Process for Identifying Policy-relevant Research Questions in Child Protection”

During a session celebrated on May 4 in Groningen, the Netherlands, the researchers of Hestia presented findings from their NORFACE-funded project that are highly relevant for the development of child protection policy. The Think Tank was attended by the Alderman for Youth, Mattias Gijsbertsen, and a group of 12 policy makers from the Municipality of Groningen. … More HESTIA Team Hosting the Think Tank “Participatory Process for Identifying Policy-relevant Research Questions in Child Protection”

Child Care Costs and Quality – What Britain can Learn from its Northern Neighbors

When Britons stare at the blue dot on their pregnancy test, the first question that springs to mind might not be “Do you think it’ll be a boy or a girl?” As childcare in Britain is ranked among the most expensive in the world, probably the first thing that comes to their minds is, “How … More Child Care Costs and Quality – What Britain can Learn from its Northern Neighbors