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Prof. M. (Maroesjka) van Nieuwenhuijzen

Professor by special appointment Mild intellectual disabilities, parenting, youth protection
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group: Forensic Child and Youth Care
Photographer: Kirsten van Santen

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 127
Postal address
  • Postbus 15776
    1001 NG Amsterdam
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    Biografy

    Maroesjka van Nieuwenhuijzen graduated in General Linguistics and Developmental Psychology at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). She received her PhD in 2004 at the department of Special Education, Utrecht University. Her dissertation was titled ‘Social information processing in children with mild intellectual disabilities’. From 2005-2010 she was a post doctoral fellow and teacher-researcher at the department of Developmental Psychology, Utrecht University. From 2010-2017 she was an assistant professor at the department of Clinical Child and Family Studies, VU University Amsterdam. During these appointments, from 2009-2011, she was Professor of Applied sciences in Intellectual Disabilities and Youth Care at the Hogeschool Leiden. Since 2017 she has been a senior researcher and head of the researchteam at Expect Jeugd, Expertisecentrum Partners voor Jeugd. As a projectlead and o-promotor she has acquired an supervised many researchprojects, and she is experienced teacher in BA and MA level in the field of mild intellectual disabilities, parenting, youth care and youth protection, and research skills.

    She is an expert in the field of risk- and protective factors for behaviour problems of youth with MID, specifically social information processing, parenting by parents with MID, effectiveness of behaviour interventions and diagnostic instruments in youth care, care for people with intellectual disabilities, and forensic care. 

     

    Professorship

    The special professorship Mild Intellectual Disabilities, Parenting, and Youth protection has been started by Partners voor Jeugd, a cooperation of organisations being active in the (preventive) youth protection and youth rehabilitation.

    The focus is on youth and parentis with MID. Besides problems in learning and processing information, people with MID are at higher risk of health, psychological and financial problems, and traumatic experiences in their youth. Because of this complex problems parenting is a huge challenge for parents with MID, and these families unfortunately are relatively often involved in long and complex youth care and youth protection trajectories.

    Professionals have the task to protect the child and at the same time to support the parent in raising their child. In order to identify the needs of families of parents with MID at an early stage, and timely provide the adequate help and support, the focus of the professorship is 1) risk and protective factors of problematic parenting and youth protection trajectories, 2) preventive support, as effective preventive interventions to support families of parents with MID integral and longlasting are lacking, and 3) the effects of youth protection measures. The effects of drastic measures, such as a family supervision order, and predictive factors of outcome of youth protection trajectories are still unknown. 

  • Publications

    2020

    • Van Bockstaele, B., van der Molen, M. J., van Nieuwenhuijzen, M., & Salemink, E. (2020). Modification of hostile attribution bias reduces self-reported reactive aggressive behaviour in adolescents. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 194, [104811]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2020.104811 [details]
    • Van Rest, M. M., Vriens, A., Matthys, W., & van Nieuwenhuijzen, M. (2020). De Sociale Informatie VerwerkingTest ‘SIVT’ biedt inzicht in individuele verschillen in sociale informatieverwerking van kinderen en adolescenten met gedragsproblemen. Kind & Adolescent, 41, 122-140.
    • Van Rest, M. M., van Nieuwenhuijzen, M., Kupersmidt, J., Vriens, A., Schuengel, C., & Matthys, W. (2020). Accidental and ambiguous situations reveal specific social information processing biases and deficits in adolescents with low intellectual level and with clinical levels of externalizing behavior. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10802-020-00676-x

    2019

    • Van Rest, M. M., Matthys, W., van Nieuwenhuijzen, M., De Moor, M. H. M., Vriens, A., & Schuengel, C. (2019). Social information processing skills link executive functions to aggression in adolescents with mild to borderline intellectual disability. Child Neuropsychology, 25(5), 573-598. https://doi.org/10.1080/09297049.2018.1495186

    2018

    • Dörenberg, V., De Veer, A. J. E., Francke, A. L., Embregts, P. J. C. M., van Nieuwenhuijzen, M., & Frederiks, B. J. M. (2018). Applying restrictive measures in the care of adolescents with mild intellectual disabilities: Attitudes of support staff and policy implications. Journal of Policy and Practices in Intellectual Disabilities, 15, 26-35.
    • Schippers, B., Frederiks, B., van Nieuwenhuijzen, M., & Schuengel, C. (2018). Reliability and feasibility of systematic registration of restraints in care for people with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Policy and Practices in Intellectual Disabilities, 15(3), 202-213. https://doi.org/10.1111/jppi.12252

    2017

    • Reuzel, E., Embregts, P. J. C. M., Bosman, A., van Nieuwenhuijzen, M., & Jahoda, A. (2017). Perceptions and expectations of regular support meetings between staff and people with an intellectual disability. Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 42(2), 142-150.
    • Schuiringa, H. D., van Nieuwenhuijzen, M., Orobio De Castro, B., & Matthys, W. C. H. J. (2017). Executive Functions and Processing Speed in Children With Mild to Borderline Intellectual Disabilities and Externalizing Behavior Problems. Child Neuropsychology, 23(4), 442-462. https://doi.org/10.1080/09297049.2015.1135421
    • Schuiringa, H., Van Nieuwenhuijzen, M., Orobio De Castro, B., Lochman, J. E., & Matthys, W. (2017). Effectiveness of an Intervention for Children with Externalizing Behavior and Mild to Borderline Intellectual Disabilities: A Randomized Trial. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 41(2), 237-251. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10608-016-9815-8
    • van Nieuwenhuijzen, M., Van Rest, M. M., Embregts, P. J. C. M., Vriens, A., Oostermeijer, S., Van Bokhoven, I., & Matthys, W. (2017). Executive functions and social information processing in aggressive adolescents. Child Neuropsychology, 23(2), 228-241.

    2016

    • Oostermeijer, S., van Nieuwenhuijzen, M., Van de Ven, P. M., Popma, A., & Janssen, L. M. C. (2016). Social information processing problems related to reactive and proactive aggression of adolescents in residential treatment. Personality and Individual Differences, 90, 54-60.

    2015

    • Klein Velderman, M., Dusseldorp, E., van Nieuwenhuijzen, M., Junger, M., Paulussen, T. G. W. M., & Reijneveld, S. A. (2015). Cultural, social and intrapersonal factors associated with clusters of co-occurring health-related behaviours among adolescents. European Journal of Public Health, 25(1), 31-37. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/cku051
    • Schuiringa, H., van Nieuwenhuijzen, M., Orobio de Castro, B., & Matthys, W. (2015). Parenting and the parent-child relationship in families of children with mild to borderline intellectual disabilities and externalizing behavior. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 36, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2014.08.018

    2014

    • Dusseldorp, E., Klein Velderman, M., Paulussen, T. W. G. M., Junger, M., van Nieuwenhuijzen, M., & Reijneveld, S. A. (2014). Targets for primary prevention: Cultural, social and intrapersonal factors associated with co-occurring health-related behaviours. Psychology & Health, 29(5), 598-611. https://doi.org/10.1080/08870446.2013.879137
    • Reuzel, E., Embregts, P. J. C. M., Bosman, A. M. T., Cox, R. F. A., van Nieuwenhuijzen, M., & Jahoda, A. (2014). Verbal Interactional Dominance and Coordinative Structure of Speech Rhythms of Staff and Clients with an Intellectual Disability. Nonlinear Dynamics Psychology and Life Sciences, 18(4), 371-396.
    • van Rest, M. M., van Bokhoven, I., van Nieuwenhuijzen, M., Embregts, P. J. C. M., Vriens, A., & Matthys, W. (2014). Developing a new assessment procedure of social information processing in adolescents within secure residential care. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 35(6), 1402-1411. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2014.03.010

    2013

    • Reuzel, E., Embregts, P. J. C. M., Bosman, A. M. T., Cox, R., van Nieuwenhuijzen, M., & Jahoda, A. (2013). Conversational Synchronization in Naturally Occurring Settings: A Recurrence-Based Analysis of Gaze Directions and Speech Rhythms of Staff and Clients with Intellectual Disability. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 37(4), 281-305. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10919-013-0158-9
    • Reuzel, E., Embregts, P. J. C. M., Bosman, A. M. T., van Nieuwenhuijzen, M., & Jahoda, A. (2013). Interactional patterns between staff and clients with borderline to mild intellectual disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 57(1), 53-66. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2788.2011.01515.x

    2012

    • Kaal, H. L., Brand, E. F. J. M., & van Nieuwenhuijzen, M. (2012). Serious juvenile offenders with and without intellectual disabilities. Journal of Learning Disabilities and Offending Behaviour, 3, 66-77.
    • Reijneveld, S. A., van Nieuwenhuijzen, M., Klein Velderman, M., Paulussen, T. W. G. M., & Junger, M. (2012). Clustering of health and risk behaviour in immigrant and indigenous Dutch residents aged 19-40 years. International Journal of Public Health, 57(2), 351-361. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00038-012-0350-4
    • van Nieuwenhuijzen, M., & Vriens, A. (2012). (Social) Cognitive skills and social information processing in children with mild to borderline intellectual disabilities. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 33, 426-434.

    2011

    • van Nieuwenhuijzen, M., Vriens, A., Scheepmaker, M., Smit, M., & Porton, E. (2011). The development of a diagnostic instrument to measure social information processing in children with mild to borderline intelligence. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 32, 358-370.

    2009

    • Embregts, P. J. C. M., Didden, R., Schreuder, N., Huitink, C., & van Nieuwenhuijzen, M. (2009). Aggressive behavior in individuals with moderate to borderline intellectual disabilities who live in a residential facility: An evaluation of functional variables. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 30(4), 682-688. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2008.04.007
    • Embregts, P., & van Nieuwenhuijzen, M. (2009). Social information processing in boys with autistic spectrum disorder and mild to borderline intellectual disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 53, 922-931. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2788.2009.01204.x
    • van Nieuwenhuijzen, M., Junger, M., Klein Velderman, M., Wiefferink, K. H., Paulussen, T. W. G. M., Hox, J., & Reijneveld, S. A. (2009). Clustering of health-compromising behavior and delinquency in adolescents and adults in the Dutch population. Preventive Medicine, 48(6), 572-578. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2009.04.008
    • van Nieuwenhuijzen, M., Orobio de Castro, B., Wijnroks, L., Vermeer, A., & Matthys, W. (2009). Social Problem-Solving and Mild Intellectual Disabilities: Relations With Externalizing Behavior and Therapeutic Context. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 114(1), 42-51. https://doi.org/10.1352/2009.114:42-51
    • van Nieuwenhuijzen, M., Orobio de Castro, B., van Aken, M. A. G., & Matthys, W. (2009). Impulse control and aggressive response generation as predictors of aggressive behaviour in children with mild intellectual disabilities and borderline intelligence. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 53, 233-242. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2788.2008.01112.x

    2006

    • van Nieuwenhuijzen, M., Orobio de Castro, B., Valk, I. V. D., Wijnroks, L., Vermeer, A., & Matthys, W. (2006). Do social information-processing models explain aggressive behaviour by children with mild intellectual disabilities in residential care? Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 50, 801-812. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2788.2005.00773.x

    2005

    • van Nieuwenhuijzen, M., Bijman, ER., Lamberix, ICW., Wijnroks, L., Orobio de Castro, B., Vermeer, A., & Matthys, W. (2005). Do children do what they say? Responses to hypothetical and real-life social problems in children with mild intellectual disabilities and behaviour problems. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 49, 419-433. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2788.2005.00674.x

    2004

    • van Nieuwenhuijzen, M., Orobio de Castro, B., Wijnroks, L., Vermeer, A., & Matthys, W. (2004). The relations between intellectual disabilities, social information processing, and behaviour problems. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 1(3), 215-229. https://doi.org/10.1080/17405620444000111

    2012

    • Embregts, P., Reuzel, E., Bosman, A., van Nieuwenhuijzen, M., & Jahoda, A. (2012). Interactional patterns between staff and clients with borderline to mild intellectual disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 56(7-8), 772.

    2006

    • Klein Velderman, M., Junger, M., Wiefferink, C., Van Nieuwenhuijzen, M., Reijneveld, S., & Paulussen, T. (2006). Clustering of risk behaviours among adolescents and adults in The Netherlands. European Journal of Public Health, 16, 171.

    2004

    • van Nieuwenhuijzen, M., Orobio de Castro, B., Wijnroks, L., Vermeer, A., & Matthys, W. (2004). The relation between social information processing and behaviour problems in children with mild intellectual disabilities (MID). Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 48, 291.

    2013

    • Schuiringa, H. D., Van Nieuwenhuijzen, M., Orobio de Castro, B., & Matthys, W. C. H. J. (2013). Samen Stevig Staan: Een kind-ouder interventie voor jeugdigen met externaliserende gedragsproblemen en een licht verstandelijke beperking. In Met het Oog op Behandeling (pp. 85-90). Landelijk kenniscentrum LVG/ De Borg.
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