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Thursday, June 18 • 5:15pm - 7:45pm
RPM-Android: A Tablet Application To Work Out Resilience With Vulnerable Families

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Abstract #306
RPM-Android: A Tablet Application To Work Out Resilience With Vulnerable Families
Presenter: Marco Ius Co - Presenters: Carlo Fantozzi, Gianmaria Parigi Bini, Paola Milani
Professionals working with vulnerable families ask for new tools to facilitate their complex endeavor and to connect theory and practice. Within P.I.P.P.I. (Intervention Program for Prevention of Institutionalization) and its ecological perspective, particular focus is placed on tools supporting a resilience-based care process where the link between assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation is key, according to the participatory and transformative evaluation approach. In this framework, RPM-Android is a novel tablet application that aims at providing integrated support for all the professionals and members of families involved in the care process. Using the app:• children are involved in the assessment and planning by interacting directly with the tablet and navigating and negotiating the resources in their ecology;• professionals share information with parents, making them more involved and connected;• professionals easy document practice with the support of assessment, (micro)planning, evaluation, and a log of meetings with families.The paper will present the main features of RPM-Android, with particular emphasis on the innovative user interface for parents and children, then it will provide quantitative and qualitative feedback on the usefulness of the app in the workflow of social workers, based on data collected from a pilot of professionals within P.I.P.P.I. in 2014.


Marco Ius

Marco Ius got the PhD in Social Work with a research on resilience and Hidden Child Survivors of the Holocaust in 2009. From 2009 is Post-Doc researcher and from 2010 is part of the Scientific Group of the national Implementation of P.I.P.P.I. (Program of Intervention for Prevention... Read More →


Gianmaria Parigi Bini

Master student at Department of Information Engeneering (DEI), University of Padova, Italy Master student in Computer Engineering.

Carlo Fantozzi

PhD at Department of Information Engeneering (DEI), University of Padova, Italy Carlo Fantozzi is Assistant Professor at the Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova. His current research interests are in the fields of high-performance computing, models of computation... Read More →

Paola Milani

PhD at Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Pedagogy and Applied Psychology (FISPPA), University of Padova, Italy Paola Milani is associate professor of Family Education and General and Social Pedagogy at the FISSPPA Department. Her research topics regards family education, social... Read More →

Thursday June 18, 2015 5:15pm - 7:45pm EDT
King's Gym Gymnasium, King's College

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