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Children and youth support and care in the Netherlands

The Dutch child welfare and social support system is currently undergoing a huge reform. Since January 2015 all 393 municipalities are responsible for all youth welfare and youth care services. The new youth care system should be more efficient, coherent and cost-effective.

This factsheet describes the new Dutch youth care system and the reasons why these changes were necessary.

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Top ten positive youth development

Awareness of factors that contribute to both the positive and negative development of young people is growing.

This report offers an overview of trends and theories on the factors that may contribute to young people's positive development. It outlines a top ten of protective factors that may serve as guidelines for the application of activities and interventions contributing to the positive development of youth.

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Solid ground for early intervention

Current transitions from national and provincial services to local responsibilities require a transformation in views on and approaches toward child welfare in the Netherlands. In order to gain an outside perspective on these issues, the Netherlands Youth Institute organized a visit by child welfare experts from Finland, Denmark, Sweden and England.

This factsheet describes the main findings of the four experts and the child welfare systems in their home countries.

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Learning from Nordic municipal social workers

Since 2015 Dutch municipalities are responsible for the whole range of care for children, young people and families. To support municipalities, the Netherlands Youth Institute examined the practice of municipal social work in four Nordic countries in which municipalities are already responsible for all child welfare services.

This factsheet is based on a Dutch brochure and report outlining our study on Nordic municipal social workers.

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Think parents!

Parenting support is an important and growing domain in professional practice, research and policy all over Europe. However, research, policy and practices show that parents are not very central in the process of parenting support.

In this book authors from across Europe describe how they involve parents. This is interesting for professionals, policy makers and researchers who would like to go beyond the borders of their own disciplines and countries.

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Generalist working with youth and families in The Netherlands

In January 2015 a new Youth Act came into effect in the Netherlands, whereby all Dutch municipalities are now responsible for the whole range of care for children, young people and families.

This factsheet explores - in 2013 - the road towards these changes and what it meant for professionals and local policy makers that were experimenting with new ways of working, for example in combined teams: professionals from various social work and public health disciplines working together to support children and families. The factsheet provides an insight into their aims and objectives and outlines the necessary competences of the professionals working in these teams.

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