As a multidisciplinary centre of expertise, Resilient People contributes to the sustainable development of resilient relationships in society.

With three lines of research, consisting of staff involved in social and youth work, healthcare, management and teacher education, we focus on expertise, carry out practice-oriented research and offer demand-driven services and training to promote strong relationships and organizations. We create socially relevant projects in the fields of welfare, health care, justice and education.

The line of research Strong Families invests in projects to support the first 1,000 days of life, investing in healthy, promising and safe new generations. Spearheads are perinatal resilience for (future) parents, their children and the professionals involved, a smooth resumption of work after maternity leave, a supportive expectation towards parenthood and substantiated breastfeeding and breast milk related projects.

Experience-oriented stimulation of ethical resilience in people, organizations and education in health and welfare is the focus of the expertise line Stimulans. Care ethics as inspiration, through an integrated, participative and connecting approach is common to the projects. Patient participation, ethical leadership, influence of digital evolutions on care relationships, ethical aspects of abuse are topics around which the line works in research and service provision.

In the line of expertise Prevention and approach of conflicts and violence, dealing with conflict situations, ranging from conflicts in the workplace, quarrels between (ex-)partners, domestic violence, to (sexual) violence against children and bullying at school are central. Through innovative methods we focus on prevention, social and family mediation, intervention and aftercare of conflicts and aggression in various contexts.

Action-oriented, co-creative, multidisciplinary and state-of-the-art are the characteristics that characterize our research and services. We offer tailor-made training for professionals and work together with students, practice and policy on numerous innovative projects to help build a resilient society.

lines of research: 
  • Strong families

  • Prevention and approach of conflicts and violence

  • Ethical resilience in people