Our professional networks and exchanges are member-led initiatives based on thematic areas or professional specialization. They support Barnahus staff to connect with their peers from around Europe, and to gain access to a vibrant exchange of knowledge, experience and practice. Examples include:
- Exchange information and experience, including for example: job descriptions, case consultations, peer-support and mentorship, pathways and referrals through their section of Barnahus, emerging trends and specific target groups, and more;
- Advise the Network on the standing needs and emerging trends in their professional area;
- Map and evaluate promising practices and tools, and develop good practice guidance;
- Providing input, guidance and support of thematic strands of projects and activities of the Network, including the development and delivery of customized consultations and interventions upon the request of member countries
- Evaluating evidence-based and practice-based training opportunities related to this thematic area;
- Arranging thematic events in conjunction with the Network conferences and meetings.
- And more, depending on the area.
- Child participation working group – in support of the child participation activities in our current project, is mapping child participation work in Barnahus and developing guidance on ensuring a participatory culture In Barnahus.
- Professional Networking and Exchange Sessions – using an ‘ask the audience’ or ‘tour de table’ format, this dynamic consultation format are an opportunity to raise questions and concerns that have an impact on the daily work in Barnahus and to get practical input from practitioners in similar positions who have resources or advice.
New initiatives are starting up all the time, based on your feedback and desire to lead. Contact us to make a suggestion.
What people are saying
"When we are having struggles, we always think about you and the other colleagues abroad – and being in a community like this, fighting for the same goals, having the same challenges give us so much power again to keep up the work." The power of a Network. #EUBarnahus
— PROMISE (@PROMISEBarnahus) February 16, 2021
"Regarding inspiration – the Promise network and people have been the greatest inspiration through these years! We are not alone.😀" The feedback from one, but a feeling shared by many. pic.twitter.com/AE4qnwisdk
— PROMISE (@PROMISEBarnahus) November 7, 2019
"Thanks for accompanying us and supporting us from the very beginning. Everything has seemed quite easy with the PROMISE support. All we needed was already there." Happy to support your success @SaveChildrenCat. #EUBarnahus
— PROMISE (@PROMISEBarnahus) August 31, 2020
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