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dc.contributor.authorCrocamo, Cristina
dc.contributor.authorBachi, Bianca
dc.contributor.authorCioni, Riccardo M.
dc.contributor.authorSchecke, Henrike
dc.contributor.authorNieminen, Irja
dc.contributor.authorZabłocka-żytka, Lidia
dc.contributor.authorWoźniak-Prus, Małgorzata
dc.contributor.authorBartoli, Francesco
dc.contributor.authorRiboldi, Ilaria
dc.contributor.authorAppleton, Jane V.
dc.contributor.authorBekaert, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorZlatkute, Giedre
dc.contributor.authorJouet, Emmanuelle
dc.contributor.authorViganò, Giovanni
dc.contributor.authorSpecka, Michael
dc.contributor.authorScherbaum, Norbert
dc.contributor.authorPaavilainen, Eija
dc.contributor.authorBaldacchino, Alexander
dc.contributor.authorCarrà, Giuseppe
dc.identifier.citationCrocamo , C , Bachi , B , Cioni , R M , Schecke , H , Nieminen , I , Zabłocka-żytka , L , Woźniak-Prus , M , Bartoli , F , Riboldi , I , Appleton , J V , Bekaert , S , Zlatkute , G , Jouet , E , Viganò , G , Specka , M , Scherbaum , N , Paavilainen , E , Baldacchino , A & Carrà , G 2022 , ' Professionals’ digital training for child maltreatment prevention in the COVID-19 era : a pan-European model ' , International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health , vol. 19 , no. 2 , 885 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 277369084
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 17af01b0-e9df-4818-9e38-31d85053862a
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85122885146
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-5388-7376/work/105956545
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000747529700001
dc.identifier.otherPubMed: 35055708
dc.descriptionFunding: This study is part of the ERICA project funded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014–2020). GA 856760.en
dc.description.abstractThe responsiveness of professionals working with children and families is of key importance for child maltreatment early identification. However, this might be undermined when multifaceted circumstances, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, reduce interdisciplinary educational activities. Thanks to technological developments, digital platforms seem promising in dealing with 30 new challenges for professionals’ trainings. We examined a digital approach to child maltreatment training through the ERICA project experience (Stopping Child Maltreatment through Pan-European Multiprofessional Training Programme). ERICA has been piloted during the pandemic in seven European centers involving interconnected sectors of professionals working with children and families. The training consisted of interactive modules embedded in a digital learning frame-work. Different aspects (i.e., technology, interaction, and organization) were evaluated and trainers’ feedback on digital features was sought. Technical issues were the main barrier. However, these did not significantly disrupt the training. The trainers perceived reduced interaction between participants although distinct factors were uncovered as potential favorable mediators. Based on participants’ subjective experiences and perspectives, digital learning frameworks for professionals working with children and families, like the ERICA model nested in its indispensable adaptation to an e-learning mode, can represent a novel interactive approach to empower trainers and trainees to tackle child maltreatment during critical times like a pandemic and as an alternative to more traditional learning frameworks.
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dc.rightsCopyright © 2022 by the author. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license ( /by/4.0/).en
dc.subjectDigital healthen
dc.subjectChild maltreatmenten
dc.subjectRA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicineen
dc.subjectHealth, Toxicology and Mutagenesisen
dc.subjectPublic Health, Environmental and Occupational Healthen
dc.subjectSDG 3 - Good Health and Well-beingen
dc.titleProfessionals’ digital training for child maltreatment prevention in the COVID-19 era : a pan-European modelen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.sponsorEuropean Commissionen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Medicineen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Centre for Minorities Research (CMR)en
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Population and Behavioural Science Divisionen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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