RESEARCH PROJECTS

Research is executed by our colleagues focusing on the psychosocial wellbeing of children, adolescents, their families and communities in vulnerable situations in the South. These studies are practice-oriented, which means that the research questions are relevant for practitioners, and that the study results are disseminated as widely as possible.

Please find below an overview of all ongoing and completed research projects.
By clicking on a country, you can get an overview of all projects in that specific country.


Ongoing projects

IDENTITIES ON THE MOVE: A GEO-NARRATIVE PERSPECTIVE ON SUPPORTING STREET-CONNECTED CHILDREN AND YOUTH LEAVING THE STREET IN LA PAZ, BOLIVIA

Bolivia — Research Project — Ongoing project

Researchers: Luna Machtelinckx & Gerrit Loots

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PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIPS IN THE CONTEXT OF CHILD DOMESTIC WORK IN INDIA

India — Research Project — Ongoing project

Researchers: Namrata Ramanan, Ilse Derluyn & Lucia De Haene

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RESEARCH ON THE REALITIES AND MEANINGS OF EDUCATION IN HUMANITARIAN CRISIS AND ENCAMPMENT

Uganda — Research Project — Ongoing project

Researchers: Indra Versmesse, Ilse Derluyn & Lucia De Haene

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RESETTLEMENT OF WAR-AFFECTED COMMUNITIES IN NORTHERN UGANDA AND THE LONGITUDINAL FOLLOW-UP OF THE REINTEGRATION PROCESS OF FORMER CHILD SOLDIERS

Uganda — Research Project — Ongoing project

Researchers: Kathleen Coppens & Gerrit Loots

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THE ROLE OF ARMED CONFLICTS IN THE PHENOMENON OF STREET CHILDREN IN EASTERN DRCONGO

DRCongo — Research Project — Ongoing project

Researchers: Nancy Say Kana & Ilse Derluyn

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Tránsito Educativo: A study on the impact of school transition programs in the secondary school trajectories of children from low socio-economic backgrounds

Uruguay — Research Project — Ongoing project

Researchers: Jennifer Vinas-Forcade, Cindy Mels, Martin Valcke & Ilse Derluyn

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UNCERTAINTY IN THE CONTEXT OF CONFLICT, DISPLACEMENT AND ENCAMPMENT

Uganda — Research Project — Ongoing project

Researchers: Julie Schiltz, Sofie Vindevogel, Eric Broekaert & Ilse Derluyn

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UPBRINGING IN A CONTEXT OF PROLONGED COLLECTIVE VIOLENCE

Uganda — Research Project — Ongoing project

Researchers: Leen De Nutte, Lucia De Haene & Ilse Derluyn

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Completed projects

Community violence and its emotional, behavioral and academic consequences in Uruguayan adolescents

Uruguay — Research Project — Ongoing project

Researcher: Cindy Mels

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PROMOTING SELF-DETERMINATION AS A SIGN OF WELLBEING

Palestine — Research Project — Completed project

Researchers: Sama Dawani & Gerrit Loots

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PSYCHOSOCIAL WELL-BEING OF ADOLESCENT VICTIMS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN EASTERN CONGO

DRCongo — Research Project — Completed project

Researchers: An Verelst, Eric Broekaert & Ilse Derluyn

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REINTEGRATION OF CHILDREN DISENGAGED FROM ARMED GROUPS IN THE WORLD: AN INVENTORY

Colombia — Research Project — Completed project

Researchers: Julia Villanueva O'Driscoll, Ilse Derluyn & Gerrit Loots

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RESOURCES FOR FORMER CHILD SOLDIERS AFTER RETURNING FROM THE REBEL FACTION

Uganda — Research Project — Completed project

Researchers: Sofie Vindevogel, Eric Broekaert & Ilse Derluyn

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THE IMPACT OF VIOLENT BEHAVIOUR IN ADOLESCENTS ON POST-CONFLICT RECOVERY PROCESSES IN NORTHERN UGANDA

Uganda — Research Project — Completed project

Researchers: Benjamin Alipanga, Eric Broekaert & Ilse Derluyn

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THE PSYCHOSOCIAL NEEDS OF THE PALESTINIAN PRISONERS’ WIVES AND CHILDREN AND THEIR ABILITY FOR ADAPTATION

Palestine — Research Project — Completed project

Researchers: Amer Shehadeh, Ilse Derluyn & Gerrit Loots

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WAR-TRAUMA, ATTACHMENT AND RISK BEHAVIOUR IN WAR-AFFECTED ADOLESCENTS IN NORTHERN UGANDA

Uganda — Research Project — Completed project

Researchers: James Okello, Eric Broekaert & Ilse Derluyn

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