Door -to-Door: Social Inclusion in a multi-ethnic problem neighbourhood
Social inclusion of people who are long-term unemployed is a major challenge, in particular in densely populated large city neighbourhoods such as the Schilderswijk in The Hague (Netherlands). Many of those citizens feel trapped in a cycle of unemployment, stigma, poverty and complex social problems. The Hague developed a social case management intervention to increase participation and employment of long-term unemployed parents: the Door-to-Door approach (DTD). The Trimbos Institute conducted an effectiveness study to evaluate the impact of this approach.
Occupational participation including voluntary work increased in 40% of 111 persons in the DTD programme compared to 27% in 85 persons in the control group whom had been offered a minimum of support. Also 5% of DTD participants gained and kept paid competitive or supported employment during follow-up, against none of the control participants. These differences are relatively small but significant.
Human resources professionals would benefit from discrimination training
With the rise in discrimination research, the public is becoming more aware of how human resources (HR) professionals might discriminate when handling their applications for a vacancy. A recent case was that of Yassine M. who after being rejected, sent his CV again with a more Dutch-native name and one year of work experience less. He was soon contacted by a HR professional asking him to come for an interview. In this piece, the author provides four possible and different explanations for the HR professional's behaviour. Most of these the result of indirect discrimination.
Source: Laura Coello Eertink for Sociale Vraagstukken
No additional stories will be published by Clavis Publishers as result of the 2014 international children's stories competition
During the awards ceremony of our international children's stories competition, Clavis Publishers announced that the best stories would be re-read by them. Possibly, one or more stories would be selected and published. Clavis Publishers has finished reading the best stories and decided that no additional stories will be published.
The only two stories that will be illustrated and published as children's books are the two winning stories:
De Grote vijf by Bella Makatini (category 1-3 years)
What can your grandma do? by Anne Sawan (category 4-6 years).
The winners of the 2015 international children's stories competition
In november 2014 we announced the two winners of our 2014 international children's stories competition.
The winner of the 1-3 years category is Bella Makatini from Den Bosch, the Netherlands.
The winner of the category 4-6 years is Anne Sawan, from the United States of America.
Each winner has written a short background piece about themselves. You can read their pieces here.
Winners International Children's Stories Competition 2014
And the winning stories of the International Children's Stores Competition are: ''De grote vijf'' in the 1-3 age category by Bella Makatini from Den Bosch, The Netherlands and ''What can your Grandma do?'' in the 4-6 age category by Anne Sawan from Medfield, USA!
Many congratulations to both of you!