Introduction to therapeutic services at the Barnahus (ChildHub and PROMISE webinar)

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Date of webinar: 
16 May 2019
Start and finish time of webinar: 
2pm CEST
Mr Erlend Wittrup Djup, Barnahus in Bergen
Ms Trude Lindø, Kristiansand Barnahus

We are happy to announce 2-part webinar that is organized by PROMISE-2 and Child Protection Hub project!

According to the Barnahus Quality Standards, a Barnahus or similar service should provide mental health services and treatment, by professionals who have specialized training and expertise. Mental health assessments and treatment should be routine, and interventions for both the child and the caregivers should start as soon as possible.

In this 2-part webinar, we will take a deeper look into the concrete value of embedding therapeutic services at the Barnahus, how to meet the standard, and the impact for children and their caregivers.

About the webinar

The first of this 2-part webinar will be a general introduction to therapy at the Barnahus, including the important role of therapy as part of the multidisciplinary response, and also what the role of the therapist is in the multidisciplinary intervention. The speakers will also discuss ethical issues, referral and long-term follow-up. The webinar is presented by two speakers from Norway: Mr Erlend W. Djup from Bergen and Ms Trude Lindø from Kristiansand.

About the presenters:

Mr Erlend Wittrup Djup is a clinical psychologist with a specialization in clinical work with adults, gaining his degree at the University of Bergen, Norway in 2010. After working with traumatized children and families in South Africa, he worked as a consultant for an international research project in Tanzania. The topic of this research project was the effect of malnutrition and parental cognitive functioning in the early development of children. He has experience from in-patient and out-patient clinical practice at several branches of public health care and in private practice. He has also worked as a school psychologist and as an expert for child social services, and has since 2018 worked at the Barnahus in Bergen. Trauma has been a topic of interest for the entirety of his professional career. He is a certified EMDR-therapist, and has also had additional training in structural dissociation of the personality and in the mental health of army veterans.

Ms Trude Lindø is a special educated teacher. She has a master degreee in violence and traumatic stress from the Medical faculty at the University of Oslo. Her specialization is learning disabilities connected to traumatic stress. Trude is certified EMDR-therapist and are taking part in an ongoing training in sensorimotor psychotherapy connected to the Sensorimotor psychotherapy Institute. She is also certified as a Rosen Method Body therapist. Trude is working as a Senior Executive officer at the Barnehus in Kristiansand in the southern part of Norway. She has earlier been working in the Family Welfare Service, and from 2008 to 2017 in psychiatric outpatient clinic with children and youth from 0 – 18 year old, working with a wide spectre of disorders connected to complex trauma and dissociation. She also runs her own practice as a body therapist, mainly working with adults.

The second session in this webinar series "Therapeutic assessment and treatment at the Barnahus" will take part on May 23rd, starting at 4pm CEST, you can register here

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