The research group uses practice-oriented research to help meet these challenges successfully as part of the transformation and, in doing so, offer more effective youth care.
The research conducted by the research group also provides insight into:
- Factors that affect the effective and collaborative performance of youth care professionals.
- The knowledge and competencies therefor required.
- The optimal composition of the local teams.
- Operative factors in the governance of local youth support systems.
Dr. Rob Gilsing
Rob studied Political Science at the Radboud University Nijmegen, specialising in International Relations. After graduating, he conducted research in the Political Science department into the relationship between citizens and local government. In 1996, he began working at The Netherlands Institute for Social Research (SCP), where he conducted research into local youth policy. This was also the topic of his doctoral thesis in 2005. Other important lines of research on which he focused at SCP were local social policy and local WMO (Social Support Act)-based policy. In 2009, he was appointed head of the Youth, Child Rearing and Education research group at the Verwey-Jonker Institute, where he studied the transition and transformation of youth support, alongside a wide range of other topics. He was appointed professor Transforming Youth Care at The Hague University of Applied Sciences on 1 May firstname.lastname@example.org