André João Tavares Pacheco Rodrigues


Social phycologist, Master in Criminal Phycology and deviant behaviour and doctorate in Education and Physiology by the Oviedo University.

Now he is author and coordinator of the First National Study about Well.being in the Portuguese Protection System promotion by the Health Ministry - The Directorate- General Health: National Program for Mental Health and by the Labour Ministry and Social Solidarity: CNPDCJ in continental Portugal and Autonomous Region of Madeira.

He began is professional career in 2001 with at risk and vulnerable population, by being the Technical Director of several residential Foster Homes in Portugal and the first Technical Director of Casa do Gaiato in Portugal.

He houses in his professional experience as specialist instructor ins the fields of social and personal competences; deviant behaviour psychology; adult live transition and residential fostering. He also is, in continental Portugal, Madeira and Azores technical supervisor of several Children and teenagers in danger foster homes.

He is (co)author and scientific coordinator of the Educational projects of Foster Homes in the Autonomous Regions of Madeira and Azores (52 foster homes) and 2 in Lisbon.

He is a guest professor in several Portuguese and foreign universities in the courses of childhood and youth at risk, deviant behaviours and emotional disorders. He houses also several national and international publications in the field of youth and childhood.

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