Bachelor and Graduated in Social Work by the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria. PhD in Social Work by the Portuguese Catholic University. Postgraduated in Socio-Educational Intervention on Children and Young People at Risk, family, school and community contexts. Conclusion of the 1st year of Family Therapy course by Portuguese Society of Family Therapy. Invited Assistant Professor in the undergraduate program in Social Work at the Faculty of Human Sciences, Catholic University of Portugal. She has a significant experience as a Social Worker in a school context, with children, young people and families. Member of the Centre for Comparative Studies of Children in Family, that is localized in the Polytechnic Institute of Porto. Trainer certified by IEFP. Researcher on Social Work - Integrated Member of the Centre for Studies in Human Development of the Portuguese Catholic University, with publications in progress related with Foster Care, Foster Families, Child Protection System.