On the 12th of December in 2012, The Belgian Institute of Non-Violent Resistance was established to create a national network in which ideas and practices of Non-violent Resistance and New Authority could be further explored. The BIGV is open to everyone who wishes to translate and develop the concepts Non-Violent Resistance and New Authority in his daily work.

Today, BIGV has become an official international training partner of the Tel Aviv Center for NVR Psychology founded by Haim Omer.

The BIGV operates with the following as it’s main aims:

  • Promoting and supporting the practice of Non-violent Resistance within the large scope of mental health care professionals and society.
  • Organising training and conferences and create a platform for peer review and exchange of knowledge and expertise on Non-violent Resistance and New Authority
  • Promoting and supporting research and the development of new applications of Non-violent Resistance and New Authority.

The BIGV works under the guidance of human values coupled with references to international conventions on human rights and equally important, adolescent rights. They also work with respect to the diversity in families whether it may be cultural, relational and/or personal.

FOUNDING MEMBERS

Frank Van Holen

Frank Van Holen

Clinical Psychologist

PhD, Foster Care

Annik Lampo

Annik Lampo

Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

University Hospital Brussels (VUB)

Sieska Baert

Sieska Baert

Social Worker

Wingerdbloei

Sarah Bal

Sarah Bal

Clinical Psychologist, PhD

Child & Adolescent Pyschiatry,
University Hospital Ghent

Joke Dekerf

Joke Dekerf

Orthopedagoge

MFC St. Ferdinand

Ivan Nulens

Ivan Nulens

social assistant

de Wiekslag

Carine Baele

Carine Baele

Secretary

Child Psychiatry, University Hospital Brussels (VUB)

GENERAL MEMBERS

  • Annouri Naima
  • Baele Carine
  • Baert Sieska
  • Bal Sarah
  • Bots Jan
  • De Groote Elke
  • Dekerf Joke
  • De Wit Bram
  • Driesen Hilde
  • Hoet Jan
  • Lampo Annik
  • Leonard Hilde
  • Mertens Patsi
  • Nulens Ivan
  • Schoentjes Eric
  • Schoubben Jules
  • Torbeyns Johan
  • Van den Haute Elfi
  • Van Holen Frank
  • Voets Eveline