The research project HESTIA of the University of Groningen, Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences, department of Pedagogical and Educational Sciences is granted a NWO Visitors Travel Gran
t for Pr
of. John Fluke (University of Colorado) to join the project in September. Moreover, Prof. John Fluke will contribute to the teaching at the international master track Youth Society and Policy, give a presentation at the International Seminar Series on Childhood, and provide mentoring sessions to PhD students at the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences.
HESTIA aims to discover the nature and impact of variations in child protection systems through a comparison of three different welfare states: England, Germany and the Netherlands. HESTIA is funded by the European NORFACE Programme Welfare State Futures (H2020) and coordinated in the Netherlands by Prof. Hans Grietens and Dr. Mónica López López.
Prof. John Fluke is Associate Director of System Research and Evaluation at the Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect and Associate Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He has over 32 years of experience in social service delivery system research in the area of Child Welfare and Mental Health Services for children. He is internationally recognized as a researcher specializing in assessing, analyzing, and teaching on decision making in human services delivery systems. He is also active in the area of national child maltreatment data collection systems and analysis and has worked with data collection programs in the Balkans, Canada, Saudi Arabia, the US, and for UNICEF. He has conducted research and evaluation at all levels of government within the US, in the private not-for-profit sector, and with national foundations and associations. Within the US government he has been PI for projects with the US Health and Human Services Children’s Bureau, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA), and with the US Agency for International Development. Within the US, he has also worked on projects sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Casey Family Services Foundation, and the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation. He is also known for his innovative and informative research and evaluation work in the areas of child maltreatment prevalence, child welfare administrative data analysis, workload and costing, and performance and outcome measurement for children and family services.
In addition to his affiliation with the University of Colorado, Dr. Fluke is status only Assistant Professor at the Factor Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, and Scholar in Residence at the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver. The author or co-author of numerous scholarly publications, Dr. Fluke has presented papers at both national and international meetings and conferences. He is co-chair of the Working Group on Child Maltreatment Data Collection for the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN). He holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Decision Science from Union Institute and Universities, an MA in Anthropology from the Pennsylvania State University, and a BA in Mathematical Anthropology from the University of Northern Colorado.
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