Unnatural childhoods – Growing up in legally impermanent, statutory care
- Thursday 20 September 2018
Pieter de la Court
2333 AK Leiden
We are happy to invite you to our Forensic Family and Youth Care Studies colloquium on the 20th of September. During this colloquium we welcome Prof. Michael Tarren-Sweeney from the University of Canterbury (Christchurch, New Zealand).
The title of his presentation is: ‘Unnatural childhoods – Growing up in legally impermanent, statutory care’.
About Prof. Tarren-Sweeney
Prof. Tarren-Sweeney’s main research focus is the development and mental health of children in care, and those who transition from care to adoption. He developed the Assessment Checklist Series; a set of psychiatric scales that measure a range of mental-health difficulties experienced by severely maltreated children. For this work, he was awarded the 2016 Innovation Medal for excellence in transforming knowledge or ideas so that they are adopted by the wider community in ways that are beneficial to society and its members. Furthermore, Prof. Tarren-Sweeney is the editor of SAGE’s new journal ‘Developmental Child Welfare’.