Prevention 3.0: Perspectives and Design

Master Prevention 3.0 : Perspectieven & Design

This course deals with the question of how educational, community and psychological perspectives on prevention, and empirical knowledge can be integrated in a new prevention framework; Prevention 3.0. To that end, we will examine a range of historic perspectives on prevention. Taking the Dutch situation as a starting point, students will learn to apply these approaches to social youth policies or perspectives on prevention. However, the approaches will also be relevant in other cultural and legislative settings. With the help of scientific literature, policy memoranda, and a series of eight lectures, this course offers an in-depth examination of the options for prevention and how they are organised in the context of the new Dutch youth policy. In an assignment, students apply this knowledge into the design of an innovative preventive intervention for a concrete currently relevant youth issue.