DMCP:using Research to improve Policy and Practice

Faculteit Gedrags- en MaatschappijWetenschappen
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode PAMAY204
Vaknaam DMCP:using Research to improve Policy and Practice
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b

Uitgebreide vaknaam Decision-making in Child Protection: using Research to improve Policy and Practice
Leerdoelen 1. Analyse decision-making in child protection using comprehensive theoretical models and understand decision-making practice in different cultures and in different policy sectors
2. Describe different forms of prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect implemented in different countries
3. Critically evaluate national and international research and theoretical perspectives in key areas of child protection
4. Communicate clearly information on the child welfare system and current trends, through oral and written reports presented to different audiences with respect to cultural backgrounds and disciplines, at different times and for different purposes
5. Describe the diversity of vulnerable children and families, their needs, and their experiences in various (socio-cultural) contexts and express awareness of values and ethics in child protection practice and research worldwide
6. Reflect on your professional role (as school psychologist, pedagogue, social worker, etc.) in relation to your own values, assumptions and behaviour and understanding the cultural environment and welfare policies in which these are shaped
Omschrijving Professional judgments and decisions in alleged cases of child abuse and neglect can be difficult and complex, often based on ambiguous, partial, and contradictory information. A relevant question in this context is if and what research on decision-making is available and/or should be developed that can inform and support practitioners and policy-makers in the child protection field. This course offers an overview of research approaches, in connection with the three main areas: (1) the testing of theoretical models of decision-making, (2) the role of all acting parties (workers, supervisors, caregivers, families and children), and (3) the impact of context (cultural, organizational, geographical).
Uren per week variabel
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege
(Lectures, discussion, seminars, presentations)
Toetsvorm opdrachten
(Written assignments and class presentations)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator Dr. M. Lopez Lopez
Docent(en) Dr. M. Lopez Lopez
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Decision-making in child protection: an international comparative study on maltreatment substantiation, risk assessment and intervention recommendations Benbenishty, R., Davidson-Arad, B., López, M., Devaney, J., Spratt, T., et al.
The decision-making ecology. Baumann, D. J., Dalgleish, L., Fluke, J., & Kern, H.
Opmerkingen Methods used in this course will include lectures with power point, discussion, activities/exercises, seminars, readings, analysis of research, video segments, and presentations by students. International lecturers, from the academic and practice fields, as well as care-experienced people will provide insight into current problems, challenges, and services. Students will engage in class presentations and will display self-directed learning through projects and readings. Audio recordings and additional readings will be provided for students that can’t join the lectures.
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