Addressing Juvenile Justice Reform through Piloting Innovative Services for Promotion of Children Mental Health in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan (AzerMDS ) - Azerbaijan Medical University, Baku
Department of Psychiatry
Professor GerayGeraybeyli, MD, PhD, DoSc
4 weeks
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Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project without Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
Prevention programmes should be tailored for those children who may have a higher risk of offending and help them deal with the specific issues that are associated with the higher risk.Preventionprogrammes do not focus on punitive measures, rather on promoting and encouraging the development of a child’s personality. This includes establishing cross-sectoral cooperation to identify and respond to children at risk of being in conflict with the law, as well as building partnerships between relevant state bodies, and between the state and civil society, to ensure the development and provision of effective preventive programmes. Thus, the prevention of juvenile delinquency, early identification of and early intervention in behavioural problems should be an important part of the process. The implications of these scientific findings for prevention are clear: programs are needed to address both early- and late-onset violence.
What is the aim of the project?
We will be focusing at the family domain in this action though envisage the broadening up the variety of programs and models in future for introducing comprehensive and multifaceted approach to tackle the problem of JD.
What techniques and methods are used?
Organizing pre and post research, to study current situation in the country and effectivity of the established service. Pre Post research is organized. Pre-research considers desk research of the current situation in the field of juvenile justice in Azerbaijan, statistics of juvenile delinquency, most vulnerable areas and seasons; Post research considers studying effects of FCCC (Framework Convention on Climate Change ) , including interviews with the beneficiaries and their families, statistical data, etc. The effectiveness of the intervention is measured and evidenced. Pre-service establishment desk research is organize, to study situation of JJ (Juvenile justice) in Azerbaijan, know the statistics of juvenile delinquency, to use during policy dialogue meetings. Post service establishment research is organized, the effectiveness of the intervention is measured and evidenced, to be used during advocacy campaigns.
What is the role of the student?
- The student will mainly observe
- The student will observe the practical experiments but will be highly involved in the analysis of the results
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
Student will work with patients` family to fill the forms, help parents to explain the pathological processes and complaints correctly. And also student will take place in examinations and screening procedures. The analysis and examining results will be performed under supervision. And the results will be discussed with professors.
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- The student will prepare a poster
- The student will prepare a presentation
- The student’s name will be mentioned in a future publication
- The student will have the opportunity to present the results together with the supervisor at a conference
- No specific outcome is expected
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
- Graduated students (less than 6 months)
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