Discovering the Nature and Impact of Variations in Child Protection Systems.
The HESTIA project aims to discover the nature and impact of variations in child protection systems through a comparison of three quite different welfare states (England, Germany, the Netherlands). It includes a comparative analysis of child protection policy and empirical studies of child protection practice.
Second Global Status Report on Violence Prevention by WHO – Project Leader Prof. Hans Grietens to join Expert Group
Prof. Hans Grietens, Project Leader of HESTIA, has been invited by the World Health Organization to join a working group on the preparation of the Second Global Status Report on Violence Prevention. The meeting will be held 11-12 April in Geneva. Hans Grietens is also invited by the World Health Organization Regional office for Europe (in collaboration with the Nordic Council of Ministers) to participate in a Nordic Baltic workshop in Riga, Latvia, June 1-2, on the prevention of child maltreatment. The World Health Organization will be asked to become a member of HESTIA’s stakeholders’ group.
Social Work with Families with Complex Needs in Europe and Latin America – HESTIA Researcher Mónica López López presenting at UNAM, Monterrey, Mexico
Mónica López López, researcher from HESTIA at the University of Groningen, gave two conferences about decision-making in child protection on the 27th of February at the Faculty of Psychology, and on the 2nd of March at the Institute of Juridical Research at UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico). UNAM researchers from both institutes showed great interest in the application of HESTIA framework for conducting the analysis of the Mexican child protection policies.