Anouk Goemans is assistant professor at the Institute of Education and Child Studies, Leiden University. Anouk’s research focuses on vulnerable children and families, which is reflected in projects related to child maltreatment, children in care, and peer victimization. She currently works as a visiting research scholar at University College London, enabled by a NWO Rubicon grant. During this Rubicon project she will examine the relation between child maltreatment and bullying victimization from a neurocognitive perspective. In addition, she is a member of the Young Academy Leiden.
In 2012 Anouk finished her master ‘Clinical Child and Adolescent Studies’ at Leiden University (cum laude). In June 2017 she obtained her PhD degree with her dissertation ‘The development of children in foster care’. In the last year of her PhD, Anouk worked for six weeks at the University of Canterbury (New Zealand) on a project on screening and monitoring of foster children.
In May 2017 Anouk started as an assistant professor at Leiden University, the forensic family and youth care studies department. Anouk’s research focuses on vulnerable children and families, which is reflected in projects related to child maltreatment, children in care, and peer victimization. Her work on foster care concerns projects related to the development of children in foster care, screening and monitoring, permanency planning, decision-making in out-of-home placement and reunification, and contact between foster children and their biological family. Her work on peer victimization concerns empirical studies on peer victimization in schools as well as performing meta-analyses.
Anouk has collaborations with several Dutch organizations for youth care, and international collaborations with researchers in the Belgium, England, Croatia, Portugal, Spain, New Zealand, and the US. In addition, Anouk aims to translate research findings into practice, for example by organizing symposia for professionals in the field.
- BA: youth care in transition (lecture series)
- BA and MA thesis supervision
- MA: youth care (lecture series)
- MA: supervision of clinical internships
- NWO Rubicon Grant (2018)
- Grant to organize workshop – Leiden University Fund (2018)
- Travel grant for research visit at Prof. Michael Tarren-Sweeney’s lab at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand – Van Steeden Fund, Leiden University Fund (2016)
- Grassroots grant for innovation in education– Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Leiden University (2016)
- Participant in the 2018 Summer Training Institute for Research in Child Abuse and Neglect, John Jay College, New York, US (2018)
- Best article in Child Maltreatment for 2016 – Child Maltreatment (2016)
- Participant in the Haruv International PhD Workshop on Child Maltreatment, Haruv Institute, Hewbrew University, Jerusalem, Israel (2016)
- Participant in the KNAW summer training, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2016)
- Emile thesis award – Leiden University (2011)
- NVO thesis award – NVO (2011)
- NVO Basis Orthopedagoog
- NVO Aantekening Diagnostiek
- Schoemaker N.K., Wentholt W.G.M., Goemans A., Vermeer H.J., Juffer F. & Alink L.R.A. (2020), A meta-analytic review of parenting interventions in foster care and adoption, Development and Psychopathology .
- Tarren-Sweeney M., Goemans A., Hahne A.S. & Gieve M. (2019), Mental health screening for children in care using the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire and the Brief Assessment Checklists: Guidance from three national studies., Developmental child welfare 1(2): 177-196.
- Cassarino-Perez L., Crous G., Goemans A., Montserrat C. & Sarriera J.C. (2018), From care to education and employment: A meta-analysis., Children and Youth Services Review 95: 407-416.
- Van Geel M., Goemans A., Zwaanswijk W., Gini G. & Vedder P. (2018), Does peer victimization predict low self-esteem, or does low self-esteem predict peer victimization? Meta-analyses on longitudinal studies, Developmental Review 49: 31-40.
- Goemans A., Geel M. van, Wilderjans T.F., Ginkel J.R. van & Vedder P. (2018), Predictors of school engagement in foster children: A longitudinal study., Children and Youth Services Review 88: 33-43.
- Goemans A., Van Geel M. & Vedder P.H. (2018), Foster children’s behavioral development and foster parent stress: testing a transactional model, Journal of Child and Family Studies 27(3): 990-1001.
- Goemans A., Van Geel M. & Vedder P.H. (2018), Variability in Developmental Outcomes of Foster Children: Implications for Research and Practice., Children Australia 43(2): 116-123.
- Goemans A. (2017), The development of children in foster care, Kind en Adolescent Praktijk 16(4): 27-27.
- Vanderfaeillie J., Goemans A., Damen H., Van Holen F. & Pijnenburg H. (2018), Foster care placement breakdown in the Netherlands and Flanders: Prevalence, precursors, and associated factors., Child and Family Social Work 23(3): 337-345.
- Goemans A. (27 June 2017), The development of children in foster care (PhD thesis. Pedagogische Wetenschappen, Orthopedagogiek, Jeugdhulpverlening, Social Sciences, Leiden). Supervisor(s) and Co-supervisor(s): P.H. Vedder, M. van Geel.
- Goemans A., Tarren-Sweeney M., Geel M. van & Vedder P. (2018), Psychosocial screening and monitoring for children in foster care: Psychometric properties of the Brief Assessment Checklist in a Dutch population study, Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry 23(1): 9-24.
- Van Geel M., Toprak F., Goemans A., Zwaanswijk W. & Vedder P. (2017), Are Youth Psychopathic Traits Related to Bullying? Meta-analyses on Callous-Unemotional Traits, Narcissism, and Impulsivity, Child Psychiatry and Human Development 48(5): 768-777.
- Goemans A., Veenstra G.N., Van Geel M. & Vedder P. (2017), Perspectiefbepaling in Nederland. In: Vanderfaeille J., Van Holen F. (Eds.) Bijdragen van wetenschappelijk onderzoek aan de Vlaamse pleegzorgpraktijk.: VUBPRESS. 33-49.
- Geel M. van, Goemans A., Toprak F. & Vedder P. (2017), Which personality traits are related to traditional bullying and cyberbullying? A study with the Big Five, Dark Triad and sadism, Personality and Individual Differences 106: 231-235.
- Goemans A., Van Geel M., Van Beem M.A. & Vedder P.H. (2016), Developmental Outcomes of Foster Children A Meta-Analytic Comparison With Children From the General Population and Children at Risk Who Remained at Home, Child Maltreatment 21(3): 198-217.
- Goemans A., Van Geel M., Vedder P. & Bradley R.H. (2016), HOME in the Netherlands: Validation of the Home Observation for Measurement of the Environment Inventory, Journal of Family Issues 37(15): 2118-2137.
- Goemans A., Van Geel M. & Vedder P.H. (2016), Psychosocial functioning in Dutch foster children: The relationship with child, family, and placement characteristics, Child Abuse and Neglect 56: 30–43.
- Goemans A., Vanderfaeillie J., Damen H., Pijnenburg H. & Van Holen F. (2016), Reunification of foster children: Factors associated with reunification outcomes in Flanders and the Netherlands, Children and Youth Services Review 70: 284-292.
- Van Geel M., Goemans A. & Vedder P. (2016), The relation between peer victimization and sleeping problems: A meta-analysis, Sleep Medicine Reviews 27: 89-95.
- Van Geel M., Goemans A. & Vedder P.H. (2015), A meta-analysis on the relation between peer victimization and adolescent non-suicidal self-injury, Psychiatry Research 230(2): 364-368.
- Vedder P., Veenstra M., Goemans A. & Van Geel M. (2015), Perspectiefbepaling in de pleegzorg, Orthopedagogiek: Onderzoek en Praktijk 54(3): 115-127.
- Goemans A., Van Geel M. & Vedder P. (2015), Over three decades of longitudinal research on the development of foster children: A meta-analysis, Child Abuse and Neglect 42: 121-134.
- Veenstra G.N., Van Geel M., Goemans A. & Vedder P.H. (2014), Hoe wordt het perspectief van pleegkinderen in Nederland bepaald? Een inventarisatie en evaluatie van de gebruikte methodes. Rapportage t.b.v. Stichting Kinderpostzegels Nederland (. Education and Child Studies, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Leiden University). Leiden: Universiteit Leiden, Pedagogiek, sectie orthopedagogiek.
- Goemans A. & Van Geel M. (2013), Interetnisch contact en het verminderen van vooroordelen ten opzichte van moslims: Een multilevel benadering, Orthopedagogiek: Onderzoek en Praktijk 52: 244-258.
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