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Increasing the health and well-being of vulnerable children who grow up in poverty

Jonge, Kimberly de (2018) Increasing the health and well-being of vulnerable children who grow up in poverty.

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Abstract:Children who grow up in a poor environment often have several health problems, the negative effects of poverty can appear on the short and the longer term. The aim of the AWJT is to increase the health and well-being of those children who grow up in poverty(14). This thesis aims to give a recommendation for a group intervention the AWJT can use by using the perspective of professionals and the families that live in poverty. The group intervention Mobility Mentoring is found in the international literature. The group interventions used in the Netherlands are: Drechtsteden, Alifa, Impuls and Stichting de Huiskamer van Hellendoorn. To gather the preferences of professionals, focus groups and interviews are used which were semi structured. The preferences of the professionals about the group intervention are focused on the: form, participants and the content of the group intervention. According to professionals, the families who live in poverty need practical and mental support. This practical and mental support can be given by the professionals and the network of the families during and outside 2018the group meetings. Also, the families have to make practical and mental changes to increase the health and well-being of the children. Mobility Mentoring matches these preferences optimal but contains more elements than the assumptions that are made by the AWJT for a group intervention that increases the health and well-being of children who experience living in poverty.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:TNW: Science and Technology
Subject:44 medicine
Programme:Health Sciences MSc (66851)
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