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Amaia Bravo Arteaga

University of Oviedo

Currículum vitae

University Professor in Psychosocial Intervention in the Department of Psychology at the University of Oviedo.

Her research activity is part of the Family and Children Research Group (GIFI), where she is a deputy director. The Group has been doing work closely linked to the professional practice of family and children’s social services. In recent years, the lines of research have been focused on the evaluation and intervention of the emotional and behavioral problems of the population in child protection homes, as well as the evaluation of therapeutic residential care programs and evidence-based programs.

Thursday, 30 November at 12:45

“Therapeutic intervention in young people in foster care homes – needs and intervention model”

International research and, more recently, several national studies have shown the high rate of emotional and behavioral problems presented by children and adolescents in foster care. It is not only important to enhance the detection and evaluation of these needs, but also to develop intervention approaches that adopt a therapeutic character capable of promoting the resilience and adequate development of this population. The search for an adequate balance between educational and therapeutic intervention is one of the most important challenges of the current protection system. It is not only about promoting the creation of support resources that facilitate coverage of mental health needs, but also about enhancing skills in educational teams to handle increasingly complex situations and needs, coordination and supervision strategies and, ultimately, strategies that allow creating a therapeutic, healing environment in the context of foster care. To this end, the implementation of evidence-based programs, based on models that have proven to be effective in promoting the resilience of young people in foster care, is set up as a fundamental strategy for child protection systems.

Amaia Bravo Arteaga

University of Oviedo

Belén Urosa

Comillas Pontifical University

Carlos Rosón

IGAXES - Galicia

Cristina Blanco

Department of Social and Youth Policy of Galicia’s Government

Cristina Segura Talavera

Social Inclusion Director at La Caixa Foundation - Program Incorpora

Cristóbal Ruiz-Román

University of Málaga

Daniel Rijo

University of Coimbra

Diego Jesús Heredia Sánchez

Association Engloba, Andalusia

Guillem Cladera

Natzaret Foundation

Joana Miguelena

University of the Basque Country

João Pedro Gaspar

University of Coimbra and paje - Support Platform to Former Foster Care Youth

Jordi Longás Mayayo

University of Ramon Llull, Barcelona

Jorge Fernández del Valle

University of Oviedo

Juan Carlos Martín Quintana

University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Laura García Alba

University of Oviedo

Laura Santos

University of Coimbra

Lidia González Moreno

Itaca Educational Association, Catalonia

Mª Auxiliadora López Fonseca

ASECAL - Castilla y León

Mafalda Sampaio Malheiro Da Silva

San José de Braga Office

Marcos Madrigal

Identidad para Ellos y Ellas - Asturias

María Carme Montserrat Boado

University of Girona

María Escribano

Sustainability/CSR internal communication and culture manager at Alsea - Alsea Group

Núria Diéguez

IGAXES - Galicia

Paula Mesquita

Social Security Institute of Madeira, State Institute of the Autonomous Region of Madeira

Paulo Delgado

Education Higher School of Porto’s Polytechnic Institute

Ricardo Barroso

University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro

Robbie Gilligan

Trinity College Dublín

Santa Lázaro Fernández

Comillas Pontifical University

Sebastià Cladera Guardiola

Amés Foundation, Balearic Islans

Séraphin Alava

Militants Des Savoirs, Francia

Silvia Diana Jens

Cooperativa Redes - Madrid

Unai Zabala

Agintzari - Basque Country

Victor Martín Solbes

University of Málaga