Eigen Kracht-interventies in het Centrum voor Jeugd en Gezin

Translated title of the contribution: Empowerment interventions in the Centre for Youth and Family

M. Blok, Annemarie Wagemakers, Matthea van Leeuwe, Marjolein Scholten

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Developments in policy and society have resulted in the establishment of Centers for Youth and Family (CJG) and an increased attention for ‘Eigen Kracht‘ (Dutch for ‘empowerment’)interventions.

The aim of this paper is to give an overview of the use of these interventions and the major factors playing a role in their implementation. For this purpose a framework based on the central concepts of Eigen Kracht-interventions: collaboration and empowerment, has been composed. Next, digital questionnaires were completed by eleven provincial policymakers and semi-structured interviews were held with 26 CJG-coordinators. CJG’s offer many interventions of which only a few are included in the Database Effective Interventions of the Dutch Youth Institute. Factors such as a needed change in vision and the associated costs seem to play a more important role than empirical evidence. CJG-coordinators have little insight into the use of interventions and monitoring hardly happens. Since many CJG’s have been set up recently, more time is needed to implement interventions.
Translated title of the contributionEmpowerment interventions in the Centre for Youth and Family
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)156
Number of pages6
JournalTijdschrift voor gezondheidswetenschappen
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 9 May 2014


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