FJC Europe Funded by the EU FJC Europe

European Alliance
for Hope and
Empowerment

We are the European Network of multidisciplinary approach
of genderbased, domestic violence and child abuse and
Family Justice Centers

Tuesday 7 June 2022

Programme

8.15
Registration

8.45
Warming-up
by Bert Groen and Pascale Franck, European Family Justice Center Alliance

9.00
Welcome
by a representative of the hosting City of Rotterdam

9.15
Voices: the stories of survivors of intimate terror: this message is our key!

9.30
The importance of recognition and acknowledgement of intimate terror
by Anne Groenen, Head of the Center of Expertise Resilient People at University Colleges Leuven Limburg, researcher and lecturer at KU Leuven

9.50
Pilot project ‘Intimate terror’ in the Netherlands
by Pascale Franck EFJCA & Gerda de Groot, psychotherapist Fier Leeuwarden/Capelle a/d IJsel & Serife Cetin, trainer at the 'Steeds Sterker Academie'

10.05
Filomena, a new one-stop shop approach to combat domestic and sexual violence in both children and adults
by Christine Clement, coordinator of Filomena Center Domestic Violence and Child Abuse

10.20
Coffee and possibility to talk to each other

10.45
Word from The European Commission
by Katalin Szilas, Seconded national expert at European Commission, DG Justice and Consumers, Gender Equality

10.55
Message from the OECD
by Dorothy Adams, Secondee at OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)

11.05
Coercive control and dangerous relationships
by Jane Monckton-Smith, professor of public protection at the University of Gloucestershire and author of the book ‘In Control. Dangerous relationships and how they end in murder’

11.50
Intimate terror and coercive control, international experience from the Family Justice Centers
by Casey Gwinn, President of U.S. Alliance for Hope International

12.10
Non-Fatal Strangulation and intimate terror
by Gael Strack, Chief Executive Officer of the Alliance for Hope International and U.S. national expert on domestic violence and strangulation

12.30
Lunch and opportunity to network

13.30
Testimonials from survivors, an impressive contribution from the Belgian documentary on partner violence ‘Als je eens wist ... partnergeweld’
by Hilde van Mieghem, documentary producer and film director

14.00
The Power of Hope and Empowerment: the core of trauma-informed care that makes the difference
by Casey Gwinn & Gael Strack, U.S. Alliance for Hope International and founders FJC model

14.30:
Parallel Break-out sessions, choice can be made between:

A. In control. Dangerous relationships and how they end in murder
by Jane Monckton-Smith (expert coercive control in relationships) and Susan Haile (expert in intimate homicide)
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

B. Intieme terreur: werken met slachtoffers
by Ilona Brekelmans en Saskia de Veld (beiden GGZ-psycholoog)
LANGUAGE: DUTCH

C. Intimate terror: working with perpetrators
by Arno van Dam (professor antisocial behaviour, psychiatry and society at Tilburg university) and Madeleine Rijckmans (psychotherapist and mental-healthcare psychologist at the forensic clinic Fivoor)
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

D. Trauma informed care for children affected by domestic violence and child abuse
by Casey Gwinn (President of the Alliance for Hope International)
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

E. Psychopathology and intimate terror
by Trees Kelder (mental-healthcare psychologist at Fier)
LANGUAGE: DUTCH

F. IS CANCELED

16.45
Closing session

17.00
Time for sharing with friends and colleagues enjoying a drink and a treat (TILL 18.00)