Things are slowly moving on in the Netherlands...
It has been a year now since 3 new trainers were trained for Prepare-Enrich in the Netherlands. Things have slowly moved on... This weekend these new trainers will assist in both trainings that Martin Altink & Jurrien den Hollander will give for facilitators in the Netherlands this weekend and next week. In this way they will receive training "on the job", so that they will be able to organise trainings on their own in the future.
Over the weekend the Dutch union has organised a weekend to train elders and churchmembers as new facilitators. During this weekend two general practitioners (church members in the Netherlands) will be trained to work with the Prepare-Enrich material. Monday and Tuesday some professionals from the field of psychology and divorce-mediators will be trained as facilitators. We also have a special guest from Canada taking part in the (Dutch) training!
At the same time a foundation has been formed, to bring Prepare Enrich onto the Dutch market! The name of the foundation is Relatie Plus. There is a lot of interest from several professionals to be trained as Prepare-Enrich facilitators. However - as always - when things are done in a certain way, it is hard to commit to a new way... Therefore some persuasion is needed for professionals to work with Prepare-Enrich material.
Jurrien den Hollander is working with a dutch university to show through research that prevention in marriages and relationships can save (dutch) society millions of euros. There are interesting connections made with dutch health-care organisations and professionals in the area of psychology and general practitioners.
With the "new" General Data Protection Regulations in mind we have chosen to provide emailadresses for new Dutch facilitators. This is a service, included in the membership of the Foundation "Relatie Plus". It will be easy for couple to contact facilitators, when they know the name of the facilitator, and the facilitator does not need to give away his/ her private emailaddress.