9. T-shaped collaboration between care- and educational professionals


Supported Education is an important asset to the psychiatric care professionals to be able to support young people with a psychiatric disorder in their aspiration to study. Supported Education also offers valuable tools to professionals in the field of education e.g. in their attempt to prevent adolescents with psychiatric problems from dropping out. But how do these two groups of professionals work together? Based on our experiences from our project on new interventions for these two groups, we find that working in a so called T-shaped manner, offers great opportunities for an effective collaboration. We are happy to tell you all about this by means of our poster.


Jelco Caro studied Social Work and Education at both the Hanze and the NHL Universities of Applied Sciences. He has been a social worker in the field of youth care and immigration and has been working as a lecturer for the past eight years at the Hanze UAP. Since the beginning of 2014 he has been the coordinator of the RAAK-project called Supported Education: new interventions for professionals.