06 Jun Project Hebe: breaking the silence of children in care
Thanks to a new grant from Pro Juventute, the Dutch team had the possibility to add a new study to the Hestia project. This new study, called Hebe after the Greek goddess of youth, aims to gain knowledge about the experiences of children who have been involved in child protection investigations. Moreover, the study will contribute to the development of new methods for involving children in research. One of the most innovative aspects of Hebe is precisely the participation of children and young adults who suffered child maltreatment as co-researchers in the development of the study design, research instrument and dissemination. With this, Hebe aims to give children a voice and show the value of including children’s views in research and evaluation of policy and practice.