Research group Youth
How can we create an environment in which young people are able to grow up in a healthy, promising and safe way? The Research group Youth develops and shares knowledge on this subject with professionals, young people, parents, lecturers, students and administrators. We also facilitate the application of this knowledge. The research group is active locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
Bridge builders and frontiersmen
In order to tackle complex social issues, cooperation between professionals at school, in the neighborhood and around the family is a prerequisite. This requires innovation of the existing infrastructure in which professionals are trained. The link with research, specifically around the theme of 'boundary crossing', is essential here.
During a period of 5 year, Youth GEMS will conduct transdiagnostic research to genetic and epigenetic factors that influence mental health amongst youth.
Cyber Stories - Online Hate Speech
How can young people deal with harmful messages on social media.
- A collective biography on working relationships in inclusive research teams
- On the Road Together Issues Observed in the Process of a Research Duo Working Together in a Long-Term and Intense Collaboration in an Inclusive Research Project
- Reflection guide for the professional
We contribute in various ways to educational programmes in the fields of educational theory, social work and security. We actively cooperate with the institutes for Ecological Pedagogy, Social Work, Nursing Studies, Law, the Archimedes Institute and the Seminarium for Orthopedagogics. In this way, we contribute to the innovation and upkeep of the degree programmes for professionals in the youth sector.
“We need an integrated approach to youth care, youth policy, education and career supervision to offer children and young people the best development opportunities possible. Ultimately, this all contributes to a society with a high quality of life for all children and young people”Saskia A.M. Wijsbroek Professor
The research group works closely together with various partners. These include professional organisations in the field of youth, municipalities, young people and child care workers, research and knowledge institutions, professional associations, research universities and universities of applied sciences, other educational institutions, as well as other research groups at the HU.