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.
Towards a better collaboration between volunteers and professionals in youth care
What is the best way for volunteers and professionals in youth care to collaborate?
Utrecht Regional Learning Network: Learning for the Future
Within the Utrecht Youth Regional Learning Network, professionals, lecturers, students, young people, educators, researchers and policy makers are brought together to work on themes within the broader domain of Youth, with the aim of sharing their knowledge and experience to ensure that education and practice are properly aligned.
Sport friends: students and young people from youth healthcare organisations exercise together
In this project, students are linked to young people in youth care. By exercising together, the student can become an exemplary figure and coach.
- Children's experiences and perceptions of street culture, parental supervision, and parental mediation in an urban neighborhood
- Youth Initiated Mentors Do They Offer an Alternative for Out-of-Home Placement in Youth Care?
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.