Hestia research project presented in the USA

06 Jun Hestia research project presented in the USA

Dr. Mónica López López, member of the Hestia research team at the University of Groningen, has presented the first results of the HESTIA project during a research stay conducted in two of the most prestigious research centres in the field of child and family welfare in the USA: the Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago and the Kempe Center at the University of Colorado.

The Chapin Hall has, since its inception in 1985 as a research and policy centre, focused on a mission of improving the well-being of children and youth, families, and their communities. Chapin Hall takes a broad perspective, embracing an interest in policies that promote the well-being of all children and youth while devoting special attention to those facing significant problems.

The Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect aims integrates an innovative and active applied research program that contributes to the improvement of services for children and families affected by child maltreatment in Colorado, nationally, and globally.

Dr. Mónica López was hosted by Dr. Fred Wulczyn, director of the Center for State Foster Care and Adoption Data at the Chapin Hall and head of the Hestia Steering Committee, and by Dr. John Fluke, Associate Director at the Kempe Center.