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International conference: How to start a Family Justice Centre?

Vrijdag 1 december 08:30-17:00 | Royal Library of Belgium - 1000 Brussels
International conference: How to start a Family Justice Centre?

Development and support of integrated multidisciplinary centers and chain approach to create pathways to hope for victims of domestic violence and child abuse

Content

The conference addresses a wide audience in the European context and is supported by the Belgian federal government in the context of the implementation of the Istanbul Convention. The Belgian government strongly supports the development of integrated multidisciplinary approach to domestic violence. Belgium is a leader in the development of Family Justice Centers in Europe.

The conference aims to provide insight into the functioning, opportunities and added value of the Family Justice Centers and affiliated multi-agency models from various perspectives: women’s support, health care, perpetrator programs, child abuse advocacy, justice, police and government.

During the sessions different tools, methodologies and trainings will be presented, as basis for development of Family Justice Centers and related multi-agency approach and for implementing training and tools in the work of these centers. The conference ends with the possibility to get to know the European FJCs, the work of the European Family Justice Center Alliance and the opportunity for networking and exchange.

Target group

Cooperators, stakeholders and directors of Family Justice Centers and multi-agency approach of domestic violence and child abuse, EC and EU mandates, federal, regional and local policy, women’s aid, victim services, perpetrator programs, police, justice, health sector, mental healthcare, child advocacy, youth care, training centers, universities and research centers.

Programme

8.30:
Registration

9.00:
Welcome Pascale Franck, day chairwoman, co-director FJC Antwerp, vice-president European Family Justice Center Alliance

9.10:
Introduction and the work of the FJC and multi-agency approach of domestic violence in Belgium Zuhal Demir, State-Secretary for Equal Opportunities Belgium

9.30:
The multi-agency approach of domestic violence in the European policy European commission(to be confirmed)

9.50:
The European Family Justice Center Alliance and the benefits of an integrated multidisciplinary approach of domestic violence in Europe Bert Groen, president European Family Justice Center Alliance, including the movie ‘FJC’s in Europe’

10.20: Break

10.50:

Parallel workshops

The multidisciplinary approach and the FJC-model from the perspective of the victim Marie Brown, FJC Derry, N. Ireland & Urszula Nowakowska, FJC Warschaw, Poland

1. The multidisciplinary approach and the FJC-model from the perspective of the perpetrator programs Nina George, European Network for Work With Perpetrators, UK & Kris Decraemer, Interactie-Academie, Belgium

2. The multidisciplinary approach and the FJC-model from the perspective of the child advocacy and Barnahus Laura Ceļmale (Centre Dardedze, Latvia), Ana Marija Spanic (Child and Youth Protec on Center of Zagreb, Croatia) en Dries Wyckmans (FJC Limburg, Belgium)

3. The multidisciplinary approach and the FJC-model from the perspective of Police and Justice Maité de Rue, Deputy Prosecutor General Liege, Belgium & Berglind Eyólfsdóttir, FJC Reykjavik, Iceland

12.30: Lunch

Plenary sessions

13.30:
“How to Start a FJC, what do you need to make it happen” Davy Simons, FJC Antwerp, Belgium & Michele Rabaiotti, FJC Milan, Italy

14.30:
The benefits/opportunities of the FJC-model from the perspective of the health sector and the cultural competence Dr. Leo Pas, ACGP KUleuven, Belgium, Dr. Ghada Hatem, Maison de Femmes - FJC Paris, France & Carmen Fernandez Alonso, SEMFYC / Lydia Salvador Sanchez, Regional Health Service of Castilla y Leon, Spain

15.10: Break

15.30:
Feedback morning workshops

15.45:
The role and benefits of the medical forensic work in the approach of family violence and lessons learned about Strangulation Dr. Cath White, SARC, UK

16.30:
Closing remarks Zuhal Demir, State secretary of Equal Opportunity

16.40:
It’s a wrap! Conclusions by Pascale Franck

16.45: Networking drink

Voir le programme en pdf.

Hotel Information

Hilton Brussel City
Place Charles Rogier 20,
Brussels, 1210, Belgium
TEL: +32-2-2033125
FAX: +32-2-2034331

Hilton Brussel City offers rooms for participants of the conference at a reduced price: 1 night: €95,00 (including breakfast and 6% VAT), 2 nights: € 145,00 (including breakfast and 6% VAT)

Click HERE to make your reservation online.

The venue is within walking distance of the hotel.

Hilton Brussels Grand Place Carrefour de l’Europe 3 Brussels, 1000, Belgium TEL: +32-2-5484211 FAX: +32-2-5484080

Click HERE to make your reservation online.

The venue is within walking distance of the hotel.

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