Research, evaluation and publications

Research

Amalgama7 participa habitualmente en jornadas, congresos y reuniones científicas de temáticas relacionadas con la atención especializada en adolescentes y jóvenes. En este sentido, desarrolla distintas vías de investigación como las referentes a los diagnósticos y los tratamientos de chicos y chicas afectados por trastorno por déficit de atención/hiperactividad (TDAH), la violencia filio-parental, y desde 2005 y conjuntamente con el Servicio de Estadística de la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, con el estudio longitudinal “Adopted and non-adopted teenagers and young people: a comparative diagnostic study", basic research that continues today and the results of which are presented at specialized clinical forums as the 2nd, 3rd and 4th International Congress on Dual Disorders (Barcelona).

Evaluation

Amalgama7, desde sus inicios, prioriza la evaluación de la eficacia de su intervención clínica. En esta línea, anualmente lleva a cabo, entre otros, estudios de evaluación longitudinales al cabo de dos años del alta clínica de los pacientes atendidos en sus dispositivos residenciales. Dichos estudios se presentan en publicaciones y foros especializados.

Publications and preventive material

At the request of several specialized magazines, publishers, Governments, foundations and other entities, are elaborated articles, books, preventive, exhibition materials, facilities… Some examples:

  • Travelling exhibitions sponsored by the Diputació de Barcelona and organized jointly with the Barcelona City Council and the Generalitat de Catalunya, as:
    • Citizens? Citizens! on the prevention of drug use and AIDS (in Catalan and Spanish).
    • At full speed, on the prevention of designer drugs use (in Catalan, Spanish and English).

It is an exhibition opened at the Centre of contemporary culture of Barcelona (CCCB) and at the space of the Maremàgnum in Barcelona, respectively, with roaming continued for more than one decade and an estimate of more than 100,000 visitors (school and general population).

  • The book Los rebeldes del bienestar. Claves para la comunicación con los nuevos adolescentes (The rebels of welfare. Keys for communication with new teenagers) (Alba Editorial), edited in catalan (3 editions) and Spanish (2 editions).
  • The preventive material “Main risk behaviors in young people and teenagers", edited by Edigol Ediciones, consisting of a set of wall plates, serving teachers and aimed at students, on the prevention of drug use.
  • Guías preventivas editadas por la Fundación Crèdit Andorrà:

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