The main idea of the RESME project (2012-2015) is to improve welfare and mental health of the children who lives in residential settings. In project we research the current system of residential child care and mental health services and practitioners’ professional competences. Research aims to identify the multi-professional work practices on the borderline between child care work and mental health treatment. The research results are used in designing and piloting the continuing educational course for practitioners in child welfare services. Developed education course aims to increase the multi-professional collaboration between professionals working on the borders of these systems, residential child care and mental health services.

Target group: professionals working in the fields of residential child care and mental health treatment

Expected impacts of the project are:

  1. to increase through education the practitioners´ multi-professional competences
  2. to increase multi-professional collaboration and participants´ knowledge of each other´s professional competences
  3. to exchange the good multi-professional work practices on the borders around Europe
  4. to create an international European Expertise Consortium to bring up these issues on discussion around Europe

Outcomes: Educational manual, Joint multi-professional continuing education course (15 ETCS), Publication, RESME European Expertise Consortium

Financier: Lifelong Learning programme, ERASMUS Cooperation between higher education institutions and enterprises Sub-Programme

Project partners: Turku University of Applied Sciences (coordinator) University of Oviedo, Hamburg University of applied Sciences, Mykolas Romeris University, VIA University College, University of Edinburgh, Kibble Education and Care Centre