The launch of CUIDA questionnaire
The event launching our CUIDA questionnaire, designed to assess candidates for adoptive parents, legal guardians and mediators, took place on Tuesday, May 17 in the Apteka Sztuki gallery.
The event was a nice occasion to thank all those who were actively engaged in the CUIDA normalization process as well as to make acquainted with the questionnaire employees of other institutions which assess candidates for guardians.
The meeting opened with a welcome speech by the host, Prof. Anna Matczak. Next Dr Aleksandra Jaworowska who authored Polish adaptation of CUIDA presented the tool to the audience: its origins, main theoretical assumptions and some details of the normalization process in Poland. Next it was the turn of Dr. Alicja Czerederecka from the Institute of Court Expertise to present a few examples of practical application of CUIDA in her professional field. The last point was the discussion about CUIDA questionnaire – our guests did not fail to ask so many questions that the discussion, especially its less formal part, lasted for a few hours.
We hope the CUIDA questionnaire will gain psychologists' trust and will be used as a basic tool in assessing candidates for adoptive parents – just as it is in other countries.