Turku University of Applied Sciences (coordinator)

TUAS introduction:

National current situation: Finnish child welfare (protection) perspective, the amount of the children taking into care has increased rapidly during the last decade. The child poverty is a challenging problem in single parent families and it might have serious impacts to the children welfare. The collaboration between residential child care and mental health treatment do not necessary work in the best interest of the child. It is accidental where the child is treated or cared and there are no regular practices or forums for professionals to meet, discuss and share knowledge and concern of mutual cases. In Finland, the educational level of the practitioners working in these fields is high; however the mutual training and overall collaboration multi-professional practices still needs to be developed.

Benefit: Increased opportunities to meet through continuing education

Project in Finnish:

Project also offers a learning environment for the social and health care students around Europe.

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