Carlo Schuengel

Carlo Schuengel, Ph.D., is a professor of clinical child and family studies at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. His aim is to contribute insight into family relationships and the development of mental health and resilience, and into interventions that can support at-risk parents and other caregivers in fostering high-quality relationships with children. This goal is pursued by a combination of research on their Generations² longitudinal pregnancy cohort study, creation and synthesis of practice-based and research-based evidence, and intervention studies in partnership with intervention services and care organizations that support families, children, and people with disabilities. Attachment theory has been a major theoretical basis for this work since their program started in 2000.