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Promotie Hester Diderich-Lolkes de Beer

Op 4 november verdedigde duaal promovenda Hester Diderich-Lolkes de Beer haar proefschrift 'Detection of child maltreatment based on parental characteristics at the hospital Emergency Department’.

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Hester ontwikkelde en testte een unieke methode om kindermishandeling vroegtijdig te herkennen. Nu al is deze succesvol: in Nederland is deze bij wet verplicht gesteld. Duitsland, Zwitserland en Noorwegen hebben interesse getoond in deze werkwijze en overwegen om volgend jaar een pilot te gaan starten. Ze is gepromoveerd bij het LUMC met ondersteuning van het Centrum Regionale Kennisontwikkeling / Leiden University Dual PhD Centre The Hague.


The Hague protocol at the Emergency Department: Detecting child abuse based on parental risk factors Identifying child abuse and neglect solely on the grounds of child characteristics leaves many children undetected. We developed a new approach (Hague protocol) based on characteristics of parents who attend the Emergency Department (ED) because they have the following problems: (1) intimate partner violence, (2) substance abuse, or (3) suicide attempt or other serious psychiatric problems. The goal of this protocol is to enable the Reporting Center for Child Abuse and Neglect (RCCAN) to rapidly assess family problems and offer voluntary community based support to these parents.

The dissertation focuses on the accuracy and implementation of the Hague Protocol. Two academic supervisors are involved in the research project; Professor Simone Buitendijk, Vice-Rector Magnificus, professor of Preventive Healthcare for Children at the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), and head of the Child Health Programme at TNO Institute for Applied Scientific Research in Leiden where she heads a group of 40 researchers, and professor Anne Marie Oudesluys-Murphy, professor of Social Paediatrics at the Leiden University Medical Center.




Prof.dr.H.M. Oudesluys-Murphy, Emeritus hoogleraar aan de Faculteit Geneeskunde, LUMC - Medische Faculteit Leiden

Prof.dr.S.E. Buitendijk

Prof.dr. S.E. Buitendijk, Vice-Rector Magnificus, Universiteit Leiden


Dr. M. Dechesne

Overige leden:

  • Prof. dr. E.H.H.M. Rings
  • Prof. dr. F. Lamers-Winkelman
  • Dr. F.J.M. van Leerdam
  • Dr. S.J. Rhemrev


E-mail:  hesterldb@yahoo.com


AD Haagsche courant 30-04-2014 Kindermishandeling vaker aan het licht