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Team

We would like to introduce our team: Jana Knot-Dickscheit (co-founder and head of the FMCP), Daniëlle Jansen (co-founder and project advisor) and Carolien Lunenborg (project coordinator).

Dr. J. (Jana) Knot-Dickscheit
Dr. J. (Jana) Knot-Dickscheit

Dr. J. (Jana) Knot-Dickscheit

The head of the Expertise Centre. Dr Knot-Dickscheit is an associate professor within the Department of Child and Family Welfare at the University of Groningen and is specialized in applied and theoretical research into family-oriented interventions and the quality of care for youth and families with multiple and complex problems.

The University of Groningen has also seconded her to Municipal Mental Health Service (GGZ) institution Molendrift in Groningen. At Molendrift, she also works as a mental health care psychologist and cognitive behavioural therapist as a member of the association for cognitive behavioural therapy (VCGt) and she is responsible for the link between research and practice.

A book edited by Jana, in cooperation with Professor Erik Knorth, entitled Gezinnen met meervoudige en complexe problem: Theorie en praktijk [Families with multiple and complex problems: Theory and Practice]. This book is used by universities and universities of applied sciences to train social workers, family supporters and professionals in the field of special education.

Jana has been involved with the development and revision of the national guidelines for families with multiple and complex problems (Richtlijn Multiprobleemgezinnen/Richtlijn Gezinnen met meervoudige en complexe problemen).

Furthermore, Jana is involved with Kenniswerkplaatsen in Groningen (C4Youth) and Friesland, sheadvises various municipalities about this target group and is part of the network for integral care (netwerk Integrale zorg the network for integral care).

Jana is a highly sought-after keynote speaker at international conferences on this topic.

Dr. D.E.M.C (Daniëlle) Jansen
Dr. D.E.M.C (Daniëlle) Jansen

Dr. D.E.M.C (Daniëlle) Jansen

Dr Jansen is a medical sociologist and associate professor within the Department of Sociology at the University of Groningen and the Department of General Practice Medicine and Geriatric Medicine at the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG). Daniëlle is a member of the Education Committee of the IAAH (International Association of Adolescent Health).

Daniëlle’s research focuses on the organization of care, care consumption and care programmes for vulnerable groups, for example families with addiction issues or families with low cognitive functioning or psychosocial problems.

Daniëlle is the head of the ZonMw (Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development) consortium for serious problems in child-rearing children and multi-problem families.

She is also in charge of the research programme in Midwifery Science at the Department of General Practice Medicine of the UMCG, with a focus on improving care for vulnerable pregnant persons. Daniëlle is also affiliated with the Academic Collaborative Centre related to people with PIMD (ACC-PIMD) in Groningen as a member of the coordination team and a member of the steering committee (collaboration partner) and in Friesland (as a collaboration partner/advisor) and she advises the various municipalities and social teams with regard to this target group. Daniëlle is a highly sought-after keynote speaker at international conferences on this topic.

L. (Loraine) Visscher, MSc
L. (Loraine) Visscher, MSc

L. (Loraine) Visscher, MSc.

I s an assistant professor within the Department of Child and Family Welfare at the University of Groningen.

The past few years, Loraine did her PhD on effective elements of interventions for families with multiple and complex problems. This study was part of the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development consortium (ZonMw) for severe parenting problems and multi-problem families. Within this study, Loraine coordinated the data-collection, had contact with 24 youth care institutions in the Netherlands and with developers of interventions for families with multiple and complex problems. The study resulted in an instrument with which elements of interventions for families with multiple and complex problems can be identified. In addition, this study gave insight into the content and effective elements of these interventions.

Besides her job as a teacher, Loraine is also a senior researcher at the Academic Collaborative Centre in Friesland where she is involved in research on effective elements of small-scale residential facilities for youth.

A. G. (Arjen) van Assen, MSc.
A. G. (Arjen) van Assen, MSc.

G. (Arjen) Van Assen, MSc.

Is assistant professor at the University of Groningen, Department of Orthopedagogy: Behaviour, upbringing and children's rights.

His research focuses on the care for families experiencing complex and multiple problems. In his PhD research - Taking Care Together: a dual key worker approach for families experiencing complex and multiple problems (May 2022) - he investigated the effectiveness of the simultaneously provided child-orientated care and family-oriented care (10 voor Toekomst) in families with complex and multiple problems.

Arjen's research mainly focuses on issues of effectiveness, monitoring, evaluation and decision-making about interventions for families with complex and multiple problems. In addition to his research tasks, he works as a lecturer at the Pedagogical Sciences programme at the University of Groningen. Since 2015, he has been active as a co-founder and board member at the EUSARF Academy, an international network for PhD students and early stage researchers in the field of family support and residential care. He is also involved, as a researcher and data analyst, in the Academic workplace [De Academische Werkplaats] or Severe and Multiple Disabilities.

Dr. C.B. (Carolien) Lunenborg
Dr. C.B. (Carolien) Lunenborg

Dr. C.B. (Carolien) Lunenborg

Is project coordinator of the Centre of Expertise and coordinator for education at the University of Groningen, Orthopedagogical sciences: Behaviour, parenting and Children's Rights & Learning and Development. She also works as coordinator of the Orthopedagogical sciences master's internships.

N.J.M. (Nynke) Blokland
N.J.M. (Nynke) Blokland

N.J.M. (Nynke) Blokland

does a double bachelor Pedagogical Sciences and Economics & Business Economics at the University of Groningen. Furthermore, Nynke is a student assistant at the centre of expertise.

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