For young people with serious behavioural problems, interventions exist which - in any event theoretically – are promising because they comply with the so-called What Works principles. However, the effect of these in the Netherlands has only been demonstrated to a limited degree. There is an urgent need for more research into the effectiveness of interventions. Jan Hendriks argues in his inaugural lecture that treatment should be geared to individual cases. There is no miracle cure in forensic child and youth care sciences.
Forensic child and youth care sciences deals with the most difficult cases in youth care. The young people involved need to be protected from their environment or are themselves a danger for those around them. The objective of forensic child and youth care sciences is to provide a scientific substantiation of everyday working practices by, for example, performing more research into the quality of the risk assessment, diagnostics, treatment and specific interventions offered to the young people in question and their parents.
J. Hendriks, professor by special appointment of Forensic Child and Youth Care Sciences, Diagnostics and Treatment: Joost houdt niet van haarlemmerolie - feiten en fabels in de forensische orthopedagogiek.
This event will be open to the public.
(Please note: this inaugural lecture will be held in Dutch.)