Posts Tagged ‘Families’
Hereby the presentation of the workshop from our colleagues in the Basque Country. The workshop was “Socio-educational intervention with families in difficulty for the integration and social inclusion” and was held by Elena Aycart and Ainhoa Martin.
The presentation talks about a model of intervention in the families where the social educator coordinates the work of the team of professionals involved to assist the families in developing skills to achieve social inclusion in their environment.
Download the presentation here.
Our new board member from Luxembourg, Honoré Grégorius, has sent me this very interesting master thesis from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands about Social support and organisation in Swedish Family Centres and Dutch Youth and Family Centres written by Sanne de Vriers.
“The aim of the present study is to gain insight into how parents benefit from social support in Dutch Youth and Family Centres and Swedish Family Centres. A comparison has led to some recommendations for the Dutch Youth and Family Centres. Professionals and parents in both countries were interviewed. Results showed that the Dutch parents, in contrast to the Swedish parents, did not engage in social contacts in the centre and only benefitted from social support from professionals. Further, Dutch professionals had a different task than Swedish professionals, which contributed to a different approach. The combination of an open preschool, a well-being approach, and professionals with the task to promote the well-being of families seemed to be the most important precondition for a successful centre. These findings led to the recommendation to change the atmosphere in the Dutch Youth and Family Centres from a „problem-oriented‟ to a „supportive-oriented‟ atmosphere. Only then the open preschool could be introduced in the centres.”
If you wish to read the thesis, you can download it here.