As head of this new Center of Expertise I will instigate and coordinate research and education on online parenting support and online youthcare. The aim of the Center is to professionalize parenting and youth practitioners and equip them with knowledge and skills and enable them to use online tools in their daily practice.
Fontys School of Pedagogical Studies is starting a project to enable youth professionals in the Netherlands to access and refer to websites and apps on psycho-educational and social issues. Youth professionals play an important role in referring youth and families to e-health, m-health and online (self-)help opportunities. Students of Fontys are now indexing and describing all kinds of internet interventions. Available soon at www.dejeugdprofessional.info.