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Driedaagse training met Peter Jakob en Eric Sulkers “The use of NVR and Partnering for Safety in open child protection cases.”

maart 5, 2018 - maart 7, 2018



Peter Jakob from the UK and Eric Sulkers from the Netherlands will be holding a joint workshop on the use of Nonviolent Resistance (NVR) and Partnering for Safety in open child protection cases.


The workshop is open to participants either from the NVR field, who want to feel more confident in managing child protection cases, as well as for child protection workers who would like to work more collaboratively alongside parents of young people who are “out of control”.


We would like to discuss integrating both NVR and ‘Partnering for Safety’ (as a model to work with child protection cases), and have many practical discussions around actual cases.


On the first day Peter will spend the morning on an overview of NVR, whilst in the afternoon casework will be discussed through the lens of NVR.


On the second day, Eric will present an overview of the Partnering for Safety framework, whilst the afternoon will again be used for case discussions.


On the third day we will explore together how the two approaches can complement each other in such complex cases. The participants will be encouraged to share their ideas, and Peter and Eric will reflect on these contributions. Our integration of NVR and Partnering for Safety in this workshop will be informed by an understanding of trauma- and attachment models.





5, 6 en 7 maart 2018





Engels (Peter) en Nederlands (Eric)





Kind & Gezin, Hallepoortlaan 27 te 1060 Brussel (op enkele minuten wandelafstand van het treinstation Brussel Zuid)





390€ (10% korting voor leden BIGV)






Bio Peter:

Peter Jakob (1954) lives and works in South England. With a background in social work, Peter has been a Clinical Psychologist and Family Therapist in both child-and adolescent mental health and adult mental health for 35 years, specialising in children and families involved with child protective services. He has in-depth knowledge of treating trauma as the after-effect of childhood sexual abuse and other forms of sexual violence, physical abuse, neglect and domestic violence, as well as extensive experience in providing therapy for parents’ mental health problems. Peter has introduced Non Violent Resistance to the UK. He has adapted the approach for heavily traumatised, multi-stressed families, and his work with looked-after children has inspired him to develop a child focus in NVR. Previously head of a large child psychology department in the national health service and professional lead for complex cases, Peter is now the director of PartnershipProjects, an institute for training, consultancy and treatment in NVR. Along with his colleagues, he trains professionals in social services and child mental health in his trauma-based and child-focused adaptation of the NVR model, provides clinical supervision in so-called ‘complex cases’ and gives consultation to agencies and services across the UK.  Peter is a prolific national and international presenter.


Bio Eric:

Eric Sulkers (1965) is a pediatrician from the Netherlands, specializing in endocrinology, diabetes and child protection. Since 2006, Eric has been the primary consultant to the Child Protection agency in Zeeland, a southwest province of the Netherlands. As part of this role, he was central in developing the use of the Signs of Safety (SofS) approach in Zeeland in 2006 and established a high risk pregnancy project, where social workers from the hospital and family services work together using a SofS approach and also initiated a domestic violence integrated intervention project (with social workers from woman’s shelter, adult mental health, and family services collaborating again, using the SofS approach)

He was hired by the county administration in 2008 to perform a 2‐year / 1,4 billion Euro reform project, where he has brought solution‐focused work and Family Group Conferencing (FGC) to both the child protection and the family services in a coordinated way, so to create a common language between the 2 fields.

Eric has cooperated with and has been hosting multiple trainings in his home town with Andrew Turnell, Sonja Parker, Vivian Hogg, Adriana Uken, Susie Essex, Rob Sawyer and Sue Lohrbach.

Since Andrew Turnell patented Signs of Safety in 2013, Eric decided to continue his work in collaboration with Sonja Parker and other international colleagues, insisting that ‘Partnering for Safety’ should remain an open-source approach, with room for additional skills from trauma treatment, Non‐Violent Resistance and Motivational Interviewing.

Currently his main projects (next to his 50% clinical work) are supervision and training of 3 Child protection agencies in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands, supervision of a (7 member) Family Group Conveners team and consultation for his home-county on implementation of outcome measurements.



maart 5, 2018
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