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Sabine van der Asdonk

Assistant Professor

Name
Dr. S. van der Asdonk
Telephone
+31 71 527 5438
E-mail
s.van.der.asdonk@fsw.leidenuniv.nl
ORCID iD
0000-0002-4678-5881

Sabine van der Asdonk works as an assistant professor at the Institute of Education and Child Studies at Leiden University. Within the program group Forensic Family and Youth Care Studies, Sabine is currently involved in several research projects focused on decisions about and interventions for vulnerable families with complex problems, such as intergenerational trauma and child maltreatment or other types of domestic violence.

More information about Sabine van der Asdonk

Short CV

Sabine van der Asdonk works as an assistant professor at the Institute of Education and Child Studies at Leiden University. She graduated in 2015 at Leiden University and obtained her PhD in 2020. In her dissertation, Sabine investigated the implementation of an attachment-based intervention in families who are facing a potential out-of-home placement of their child(ren). Within the program group Forensic Family and Youth Care Studies, Sabine is currently involved in several research projects focused on decisions about and interventions for vulnerable families with complex problems, such as intergenerational trauma and child maltreatment or other types of domestic violence. In her research, Sabine works in close collaboration with several mental health facilities for families.

Research

  • Effectively intervening in traumatized parents and children after structural domestic violence (2019-present). In this study, we investigate the effectiveness of trauma- and attachment-based interventions for mothers and young children who are victims of severe domestic violence. This study takes place at several domestic violence shelters throughout the Netherlands and is conducted by a multidisciplinary team, involving researchers from Leiden University and VU University and clinical psychologists.
  • Parenting under stress: Does stress lead to less positive parenting through altered empathy? (2020-present). This project concerns a lab study in which the influence of stress on caregiving behavior is investigated.
  • Decision-making in child welfare and child protection (2021-present). With this study, it is investigated which factors influence decision-making in child welfare and child protection.
  • Pilot Jong en Kansrijk! (2021-present). This pilot study concerns a small-scaled study in which the implementation of the NIKA-protocol (screening, assessment, and treatment of disrupted attachment) in families who enter child protection services is evaluated.
  • In addition, in collaboration with colleagues from the Anna Freud Centre (London) and Centrum Hecht (Leiden), Sabine is setting up a study to evaluate a form of mentalization based therapy (MBT) for families who are potentially facing out-of-home placement of their child(ren).

Academic career

  • Assistant professor (tenured), program group Forensic Family and Youth Care Studies, Leiden University (2020-present)
  • Postdoctoral researcher, program group Forensic Family and Youth Care Studies, Leiden University (2019-2020)
  • PhD-student, program group Forensic Family and Youth Care Studies, Leiden University (2016-2020). Title of dissertation: Growing up safely. Attachment-based interventions in child protection cases. Supervisors: prof. dr. L.R.A. Alink and dr. S.R. van Berkel. PhD obtained at September 15, 2020.
  • Teacher, program group Forensic Family and Youth Care Studies, Leiden University (2016-2019)
  • Teaching and research assistant, Centre for Child and Family Studies, Leiden University (2015)
  • MA degree Developmental Psychopathology in Education and Child Studies (Research Master), Leiden University (2015) Leiden University (2015) Leiden University (2015). Clinical track; NVO Basic Qualification in Psychodiagnostics obtained.
  • BA degree Education and Child Studies, Leiden University (2013).

Grants

  • ZonMw (The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development) grant (2019-2023). Effectively intervening in traumatized parents and children after structural domestic violence: An individualized multicomponent approach. Main applicant, with prof. L.R.A. Alink (PI), drs. N. Draaisma, prof. C. Schuengel, dr. R.C.A. Rippe, and dr. A. van der Voort (€439k).
  • Leiden University Fund (LUF) and Jo Kolk studiefonds (2018). Grant for a 4-week research visit to prof. C. Cyr at the Université du Québec à Montréal (LUF: €1,2k; Jo Kolk: €2k).

Awards

  • 2021 Gratama Science Award for young and promising researchers (€20k)

Supervision of PhD candidates

  • Ashwina Kesarlal (2021-present). Project Effectively intervening in traumatized parents and children after structural domestic violence
  • Esmaralda van ’t Net (2021-present). Project Decision-making in child welfare and child protection

Current teaching activities

  • Child abuse and neglect over the life course; an introduction (BA course, lectures and coordination)
  • Clinical assessment and treatment: Clinical adolescent studies (MA course, lectures and coordination)
  • Master thesis supervision
  • Prevention, family mediation, and treatment in a forensic context (MA course, tutorials)
  • Youth care system (BA course, lectures and coordination)

Working Days

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday

 

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Assistant Professor

  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Instituut Pedagogische Wetenschappen
  • Forensische gezinsped. en Jeugdhulpverl.

Work address

Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 4B49

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