Training schedule autumn 2023 & spring 2024

We are now accepting applications for the trainings in autumn 2023. Please submit an application form (one per member, per training) to Spaces are limited! We will confirm if your participants are welcome to each course shortly after the stated deadlines.

For any training listed here, including those in 2024, we are also taking reservations of spots (meaning, if you don’t have names confirmed yet for your application form). Email to say how many spots you would like to reserve. We cannot guarantee all of the spots you request, but this does help us to plan to meet your training needs.

All trainings are held in English. For trainings held online, we are able to welcome interpreters. You are responsible for arranging and paying for the cost of interpretation. We highly recommend using 2 interpreters at a time to ensure full understanding of the material.

For more information about our trainings, please read the details and instructions in the attached application form.

Don’t see the training you’re looking for on this list? Express your interest by signing up for the course waitlist here:


TF-CBT – Trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy

This is a conjoint child and parent psychotherapy model for children who are experiencing significant emotional and behavioural difficulties related to traumatic life events. It is a components-based hybrid treatment model that incorporates trauma-sensitive interventions with cognitive behavioural, family, and humanistic principles. More info:

Duration: 2 full days of lectures, followed by ~6 months to complete the practical assignment with supervision. The course is equivalent to 7.5 ECTS credits. (Attention: no ECTS credits given for this round of trainees)

Location: Online

Cost: 500 EUR for network members (1000 EUR for non-members), not including the cost of any course materials

Dates: 20-21 September 10:00 to 16:00 CET

Instructor: Anette Birgersson

Register: submit the attached application form (one per member) to by 17 August 2023. We aim to confirm the list of participants in the following week. Spaces are limited!

Target group: Professionals providing therapy to children with trauma symptoms.

Requirements for participants include:

Degree in psychology, social work or equivalent of at least 120 credits.
Basic knowledge in CBT.
The participation is anchored at the workplace/Barnahus and similar setups
Access to at least one family to for training TF-CBT – NB! It is not possible to complete the training without access to a family for the practical supervision.
Access to the all material that is recommended in the TF-CBT treatment

Course materials:

Additional information:

All participants shall have, by the end of the TF-CBT course, also completed and passed (certificate) the TF-CBT web-based course (cost is 35 USD) at You may complete this in advance if desired.
For those who require additional supervision meetings to complete the course (for example, due to parental leave or other life events), this may incur an additional cost since it is additional time from the instructor.
Do your participants need basic training in CBT? Contact us to discuss options.

Certification: The instructor will issue certifications to those who satisfactorily participate in the training days and complete the required supervision.

Children with Harmful Sexual Behaviour – Wizard skills
Child abuse professionals regularly meet children with harmful sexual behaviour (HSB), which is a topic of growing concern and interest throughout Europe.

This training introduces the prevalence, risk assessments, treatment and tools for how to work with children with HSB. It covers children of all ages, with a particular focus on adolescents as this is where the prevalence and risks are greater. The training includes a handbook. The treatment is CBT/DBT based.

Location: in person in Sweden (subject to change)

Cost: 700 EUR for Promise members (1,400 EUR for non-Members). Includes lunches and accommodation (maximum 3 nights). Does not include travel and other subsistence/meals.

Duration: 2.5 days

Instructor: Anette Birgersson

Dates: 25-27 October

Register: submit the attached application form (one per member) to by 31 August 2023. Spaces are limited!

Target group: Professionals in health care, social services, schools, the police, actors in the legal system, and other stakeholders working directly or indirectly with children with harmful sexual behaviour.

Certification: Participation certificate.

Additional information:

Approximately 30 pages of material should be translated into each national language. Contact us if you would like to discuss options for completing this in your national language.
Supervision is not included in the cost for this training. It is available upon request and in discussion with the instructor.


While our 2024 trainings are still in the planning stages, we know it takes time to consider if each training is interesting for you, and also to find the right participants. There may be some adjustments to the training format or the dates. You will receive more information as we get closer to each one. Reservations for changes.

Space are limited! To reserve spots for any of these trainings, email We cannot guarantee all of the spots you request, but this does help us to plan to meet your training needs.

Adapted TF-CBT training with a focus on online sexual violence against children

A review is currently underway of Trauma focused cognitive behavioural therapy (TF-TBC) about how to optimise the approach for cases of online sexual violence against children. Results will include guidelines and an adapted training programme. Details to be announced closer to the training.

Target group: Therapists who treat children with trauma symptoms, others TBD

Cost: free for Network members, co-funded by the EU

Location: Online

Duration: TBD

Dates: TBD, spring 2024

Requirements: TBD

Certification: TBD

Multidisciplinary interagency teams training and education in online sexual violence against children            

This course presents the features, prevalence, and impact of online child sexual violence. It covers victim identification, perpetrator manipulation, and effective professional responses, including support needs and best practices. If you are familiar with our BaseCan course, it’s like that, but with a focus on online sexual violence.

Certain lectures are planned to be open to all interested members. Limited spaces reserved for participants who want to deepen their knowledge through completing a written assignment and engaging in discussions with their peers from around Europe.

Target group: professional who work in or with Barnahus. This is an excellent course for raising awareness, setting baseline knowledge, and giving staff time to deeply reflect – both alone and together – on their work with this case type.

Cost: free for Network members, co-funded by the EU

Location: Online

Duration: TBD. The course is equivalent to 7,5 ECTS credits (attention: no ECTS credits will be awarded to participants of this round of training).

Dates: TBD, spring 2024

Requirements: Participants should be working in or with Barnahus.

Certification: Certificates of completion will be offered to registered participants who participate in at least 80% of the required lectures, and who complete a written assignment.

Several trainings are in the planning starting autumn 2024, covering interviews, child protection, and more. Stay tuned!

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