IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Drs. A. (Agnes) de Lima-Heijns

Agnes de Lima

Event activities

 

Seminar

Oral Presentation - Juvenile resilience and delinquency

Biography

Agnes de Lima-Heijns was born in the Netherlands and raised in Surinam. She is first and foremost a mom to two boys. After studying orthopedagogics and mental health psychology in the Netherlands, she specialized in juvenile and adult forensic diagnostics, treatment and policy development. She has worked with a variety of forensic clients and victims in ambulatory and secured settings, reports to the courts and is a trainer in various risk assessment instruments.

In 2010 she and her family moved to her husband’s home island Curaçao, where she continues her forensic work at the Curaçaoan mental health hospital Klinika Capriles.

In 2015 she commenced a PhD trajectory “ the Curaçao Longitudinal Study of Juvenile Resilience and Delinquency ”, which was rewarded by the Dutch Scientific Council (NWO) in 2017. With the intent to inform policies and preventive interventions, this study hopes to find protective and risk factor pathways towards the development of resilience and delinquency in Curaçaoan youth.

Research involvement

PhD student Forensische Orthopedagogiek: The Curaçao Longitudinal Study of Resilience and Delinquency. 2015-2021. NWO funded: 2017. http://cde.uva.nl/phd-programme/phd-projects/child-development/curacao-longitudinal-study-on-juvenile-resilience-and-delinquency.html
Participating researcher: de Waag", the Forensic Care Specialists; research project on female delinquency and sexuality 2009 - present

Supervisory committees

Griffith-Lendering, M., Schuurkes, M., Sharloo, A., & Alberts, T. (2016).

Mishandeling en seksueel misbruik bij volwassenen met een verstandelijke beperking op Curaçao. Een onderzoek naar aard, omvang en risicofactoren van mishandeling en seksueel misbruik bij volwassenen met een verstandelijke beperking. CBHRI, 2016. https://www.cbhri.com/results/

WODC, UL - Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid- WODC 2914

Inventarisatie van psychosociale criminogene factoren en neurobiologische kenmerken bij mannelijke gedetineerden in de Justitiële Inrichting Caribisch Nederland. 2016- ongoing. https://www.wodc.nl/onderzoeksdatabase/2914-inventarisatie-van-psychologische-sociale-en-biologische-criminogene-factoren-bij-gedetineerden-in-jicn.aspx

Publications

Eisenberg, M., Horn, J., van & Lima-Heijns, A. B., de. (2009).

Vrouwelijke delinquenten bij de Waag. De Waag News Flash. De Waag: Utrecht.

Horn, J.E.., van., Reinders, M., Eisenberg, M.J., Lima-Heijns, A.B., de & Posthumus, J. (2016).

Using structural equation modeling to assess the impact of factors on sexual risk and delinquent behavior in Dutch female offenders. Children and Youth Services Review. 71, 233-240. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S019074091630442X?via%3Dihub

Horn, J.E., van, Eisenberg, M., Lima-Heijns, A.B., de., & Posthumus, J.

Parental style and peer influence as predictors of female adolescent delinquency (submitted, in review)

Conference participation

Life History Research Society Conference 2018 PARIS May 30 – June 1.

The Curacao Longitudinal Study of Juvenile Resilience and delinquency. Poster presentation
Contextual and individual factors as predictors of behavioral problems and resilience among Curaçaon 8th graders . Poster presentation. http://lhrs2018paris.com/programme/preliminary-programme/

Forensische psychiatrie op Curaçao, 2012. Organisation & presentation.

http://www.ggz.cw/nl/forensische-psychiatrie-op-curacao . Forensische psychiatrie en de rol van de GGZ op Curaçao: dilemma’s en knelpunten. http://www.ggz.cw/images/WerkconferentieForensisch/10_DeLima_de_rol_van_de_GGZ.pdf

Lecture series Ggz-Curaçao & University of Curaçao:

Zedendelinquenten & de (on-)zin van behandeling. November 2012. Oral presentation

Recidive Risicofactoren op Curaçao. July 2012. Oral Presentation

Workshop signaleren en interveniëren bij (dreigend) schoolgeweld voor schoolbesturen Curaçao (RKCS, VPCO), d.d. 6 & 7 augustus 2012

Nashko

Forensische kinder- en jeugdpsychiatrie: gedragsstoornissen, taxatie en behandeling. 2011. Oral presentation & workshop
Beschermende factoren in de ontwikkeling van delinquentie. 2016. Oral and poster presentation

Efcap-NL, 2009.

Antisociale meiden: straatcodes, groepsnormne en psychosexuele ervaringen. Oral presentation https://www.yumpu.com/nl/document/view/37419115/drs-agnes-de-lima-efcap-nl