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Maria Manuela Calheiros

Maria Manuela Calheiros
Full Member; Associate PhD Member
MANUELA CALHEIROS, PhD in Community Social Psychology ISCTE (2003), is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Social and Organizational Psychology of the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL). Her research interests cover the areas of education, well-being and risk factors associated to child and youth development; parental abuse and neglect; and the design and evaluation of intervention programs with abusive and neglectful families and institutionalized children and youth.

Manuela Calheiros has been the coordinator of the Masters in Community Psychology and Child Protection at ISCTE-IUL, and was the President of the Portuguese Association of Psychology.
With a strong focus on social intervention, Manuela Calheiros has developed several research-based projects on instruments and programs that have been applied in different private and public institutions. She has a strong links to the community and has been working as an expert with the government (at the national level and the Council of Europe) in providing technical information to support the creation of regulations and guidelines (e.g., for preventing violence towards children), implementing changes in institutions and facilitating the national implementation of European politics.

Research Projects

1996/2013
- Researcher at the Center for Social Research and Intervention (CIS - ISCTE-IUL). Research projects in the field of Social Development Psychology and Community Social Psychology.

Research projects
  • Protecting infants and toddlers from domestic violence: Diagnostic protocol for infant and toddler abuse and neglect to be implemented to European public health systems [European Comission/JUST/2011-2012/DAP/AG/3283]
  • The images of institutionalized youth and their impact upon their self-representations and well-being. Foundation for Science and Technology, FCT/PTDC/MHC-PSC/4122/2012
  • The Social Images of Institutionalized Chindren and Youth. Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT)/Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior
    Ministério da Educação (CAPES). Project 6818/2013-2014.
  • The Future of Preschoolers At Risk: The Mediational Role of Executive Functions on Effects of Maltreatment and Neglect on Pre-Academic Skills, and the Moderation of Family SES and Classroom Quality. Marie Curie Postdoctoral researcher Clara Barata. International Incoming Fellowship (IIF); Call FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IIF; European Comission, PIIF-GA-2011-303242.
  • Program of Education Politics for Priority Intervention (European Comission/MES/TEIP3).
  • Evaluation of the Program Better Student Achievement”(European Comission/MES/QREN/POAT-FSE; 2011/2012)
  • Social Cognitive Models of social inclusion and prevention of early interethnic discrimination. Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT: PTDC/PSI/71271/2006).
  • Towards Quality (2005-2007). EQUAL (European Comission; 2004/ EQUAL/A2/EE/085).
  • Matching Needs and services: Improving for children in Needs. Dartington-I/Santa Casa da Misericordia/Casa Pia de Lisboa.
  • Risk/protection factors in the health area with young people (2003-2004). Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa.
  • Evaluation and Design of a Short-term Care and Assessment Center for Children in Danger. Casa Pia de Lisboa; 2004/2005.
  • Program for Support, Rehabilitation and Autonomisation of Neglected Families. Santa Casa da Misericórdia; 2005/2010.
  • Development a Program of Autonomous Life Management for Youth in Care. Casa Pia de Lisboa; 2005/2011.
  • Quality Relations inFoster Care with Abandoned Babies. Santa Casa da Misericórdia; 2005/2012.
  • Needs Assessment of Children in Residential Care (2008-2010). Casa Pia de Lisboa.
  • Preventing Institutionalisation and Supporting the Family (2005-2009). Casa Pia de Lisboa.

Selected Publications

 

  • Calheiros, M.M., Patrício, J.N. & Graça, J. (2013). Staff and youth views on autonomy and emancipation from residential care: A participatory research study. Evaluation and Program Planning. 39, 57–66. DOI:10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2013.04.003.
  • Calheiros, M.M., Graça, J. & Patrício, J.N. (2013, in press). From assessing needs to designing and evaluating programs: case study of a family support program in Portugal. Children and Youth Services Review.
  • Calheiros, M.M., Guimarães, E., & Costa, P. (2014, in press). Capacidade discriminante do inventário CAP: dados numa amostra de pais portugueses. Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica. Vol. 27(4). 
  • Graça, J. & Calheiros, M. M. & Barata, C. (2013). Authority in the Classroom: Adolescent Autonomy, Autonomy Support, and Teachers' Legitimacy. European Journal of Psychology of Education. Vol. 28 (3) (pag.1065-1076). http://www.springerlink.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.1007/s10212-012-0154-1.
  • Calheiros, M. M. (2013). Parents’ beliefs on the causes of child maltreatment. International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy, V. 13, nº1, 1-14.
  • Calheiros, M.M., & Patrício, J.N. (2013). Assessment of Needs in Residential Care: Perspectives of Youth and Professionals. Journal of Child and Family Studies. DOI: 10.1007/s10826-012-9702-1.
  • Calheiros, M.M., Lima, M.L., & Silva, C.S. (2012). Extravasamento Trabalho-Família: Quando é que as condições de trabalho contribuem para práticas maternas abusivas? Aletheia, Nº37, 23-41. ISSN1413-0394.
  • Martins, A., & Calheiros, M. M. (2012). Construction of a Self-Complexity Scale for Adolescents. Psychological Assessment. Vol 24(4), 973-982. doi: 10.1037/a0028582
  • Calheiros, M.M., Lopes, D. & Patrício, J.N. (2011). Assessment of the needs of youth in residential care: Development and validation of an instrument. Children and Youth Services Review, 33, 10, (pp.1930-1938) Doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2011.05.020
  • Marques, S. & Calheiros, M.M (2006). O Modelo Lógico como Instrumento de Avaliação da Qualidade: o Centro de Dia para Pessoas Idosas (The Logical Model as a Tool of Quality Assessment: The Case of a Day Center for Elder People). Revista Kairós Gerontologia, 9(2), 147-167. (ISSN 1516-2567).
  • Calheiros, M.M, Patricio, J. & Bernardes, S. (2013). Youth Participation and Youth Protection. In Trejos-Castillo E. (Ed.). Youth: Practices, Perspectives and Challenges. (pp.289-311). Nova Science Publishers, Inc. ISBN: 978-1-62618-067-3
    • Calheiros, M.M., & Garrido, M. (Org.). (2013). Crianças em risco e perigo: contextos, investigação e intervenção (Vol. III)(Children at risk and in danger: contexts, research and intervention (Vol. III). Edições Silabo. (ISBN: 978-972-618-722-6; Deposito Legal: 326369/11).
  • Calheiros, M.M., Garrido, M., & Santos, S. (Eds.). (2012). Crianças em risco e perigo: contextos, investigação e intervenção (Vol. II) [Children at risk and in danger: contexts, research and intervention (Vol. II). Lisbon: Edições Silabo.
    • Calheiros, M.M, Garrido, M., & Santos, S. (Eds.). (2011). Crianças em risco e perigo: contextos, investigação e intervenção [Children at risk and in danger: contexts, research and intervention (Vol. I). Lisbon: Edições Silabo.
    • Calheiros, M.M, Garrido, M. & Rodrigues, L. (2009). Percorsi di autonomia: una ricerca-intervento portoghese [Towards autonomy: Pathways of support for social integration of youngsters]. In Premoli, S., (Ed.). Verso l'autonomia. Percorsi di sostegno all'integrazione sociale di giovani (pp. 96-126). Milano: Franco Angeli.
    • Calheiros, M.M, (2008). Program design and evaluation for at-risk children and youth: preventing developmental impairment. In C. Canali, T. Vecchiato, & J. K. Whittaker (Eds.), Assessing the evidence-based of intervention for vulnerable children and their families (pp.538-540). Padova: Fondazione Zancan. (ISBN 88-88843-24-8).
  • Monteiro, M. B., Esteves, F. G., Calheiros, M. M., Feddes, A. R., Correia, R. S., Morais, M. R., Rodrigues, R., & Justo, M. (2009). Socio-cognitive models of social inclusion - preventing early inter-ethnic discrimination. Proceedings of the IRIS Conference Changing Practices in Inclusive Schools, Évora.
  • Rodrigues, L., Calheiros, M. & Santos, S.V. (2008). Short-term effects of Parental Risk Contexts in Infants’ Development. In C. Canali, T. Vecchiato, & J. K. Whittaker (Eds.), Assessing the evidence-based of intervention for vulnerable children and their families (pp.540-542). Padova: Fondazione Zancan. (ISBN 88-88843-24-8).
  • Santos, S.V., Calheiros, M. & Rodrigues, L. (2008). A new service for early development promotion in an emergency care setting. In C. Canali, T. Vecchiato, & J. K. Whittaker (Eds.), Assessing the evidence-based of intervention for vulnerable children and their families (pp.542-545). Padova: Fondazione Zancan. (ISBN 88-88843-24-8).
  • Martins, A. Calheiros, M. & Moleiro, C. (2008). New practices for youth’s residential care: promoting autonomy development. In C. Canali, T. Vecchiato, & J. K. Whittaker (Eds.), Assessing the evidence-based of intervention for vulnerable children and their families (pp.545-547). Padova: Fondazione Zancan. (ISBN 88-88843-24-8).
  • Moleiro, C., Garrido, M. & Calheiros, M. (2008). Implementation and development processes of a new service for long-term institutionalized youth. In C. Canali, T. Vecchiato, & J. K. Whittaker (Eds.), Assessing the evidence-based of intervention for vulnerable children and their families (pp.547-549). Padova: Fondazione Zancan. (ISBN 88-88843-24-8).
    • Monteiro, M.B., Calheiros, M.M., Jerónimo, R., Mouro, C., & Duarte, P. (Eds.). (2007). Percursos da Investigação em Psicologia Social e Organizacional [Research Pathways in Social and Organizational Psychology], (vol. II). Lisbon: Edições Colibri.
    • Calheiros, M.M., (2006). A construção social do mau trato e da negligência: do senso comum ao conhecimento científico [Social construction of maltreatment and neglect: from common sense to scientific knowledge]. Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian/Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia. Imprensa de Coimbra Lda.





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