New ICDP trainers in Finland

On 22nd of November 2022, a group of nine Finnish professionals received their ICDP Trainer level diplomas – on photo above.

The training of this new group started in 2021 and it was organized on the initiative of Hanna Sellergren, from the Federation of Mother and Child Homes and Shelters who has been involved with ICDP for many years and who is herself an ICDP trainer.

The new ICDP trainers are currently overseeing the roll out of the ICDP programme by facilitators in Helsinki, Turku, Lahti and Kokkola. The trainers formed over thirty facilitators who in turn are reaching out to over hundred families. This work is taking place under the umbrella of the Federation of Mother and Child Homes and Shelters, an ICDP partner organization with over ten years of ICDP experience –

This ICDP work is targeting vulnerable families and children, focusing primarily on offering psychosocial assistance to women and their young children who visit or stay at their centres.

The certification workshop was held in the Sopukka centre, situated close to Helsinki and it was held by Nicoletta Armstrong from ICDP, who commented:

“This was a very pleasant workshop, since the whole group showed deep understanding, sensitivity, and enthusiasm for the ICDP programme. They reported about their projects which consisted of providing full ICDP training to new groups of facilitators. This new group of trainers represent a real asset to ICDP. Their professionalism, dynamic participation and sense of fun enriched the workshop and they brought many meaningful examples from their work and private lives. Congratulations to our new team of trainers, we wish you all the best in your future work!”