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for Hope and

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

The 34th Chadwick's Center Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment (26 January – 31 January 2019)

11 March 2019

The EFJCA and the team of the Mutsaersstichting provided during the 34th Annual conference in San Diego on Wednesday 30 January their joint workshop "THE IMPORTANCE OF HOPE FOR CHILDREN AFFECTED BY ACE AND POLYVICTIMIZATION’".

During the session the participants were informed how children with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) and/or Polyvictimization (repeatedly victimization) can restore the feeling of HOPE in their daily lives. Experiences and good practices from the various European FJC initiatives and the Dutch MULTIFOCUS methodology were presented and discussed. The session showed that by offering a safe place and working from a single location, you can effectively work on safety and empowerment for victims of domestic violence and child abuse, and that the concept of HOPE is an important instrument.


Captivated listening participants

Pascale & Bert with a representative of the AMK in Aruba

Lienja van Eijkern van Mutsaersstiching about the MULTIFOCUS methodology