The care for youth with multiple complex problems who live in residential institutions is still inadequately geared to the needs of young persons in this stage of their lives. Ideally, the care plan stimulates the development of autonomy, self-insight and self-confidence, so that youth can learn to participate in a manner that suits them. The research group Disability Studies: Diversity in Participation, under the leadership of Mieke Cardol, has been invited to design a measurement instrument to assess the development of autonomy and participation of youth in residential care over time. The aim was to develop an instrument that stimulates youth to find and express their own voice.
'My Path' App and My Path Workbook
The ‘My Path’ app and the My Path Workbook have been designed as supportive tools that can be offered to youth to promote person-centered care.