Field visits

Wednesday 8 July 2019

Start program 9:30am

Meeting point
Meet at 9:30am in the central hall of the:
Roeterseilandcampus
Roetersstraat 10-18,
1018WD Amsterdam

Please note that availability is limited and based on a first come first served basis. We will travel together in groups from the Roeterseilandcampus to the field visits and vise versa, where lunch will be provided between 12-14 pm. After that we leave again for the afternoon program.

Morning program 10:00am - 11:30am

Field visit 1
Parent & Child Play Group

In all regions of Amsterdam there are walk-in parent-child-playing groups, where parents with young children can meet each other and where they can play with their child.

In these playing groups parents can also ask advice about the development of their child and difficulties they come across raising a young child. They can exchange experiences with other parents.

To make them easily accessible, most of the walk-in playing groups are in the same building as the youth health care or in the neighbourhood.

Our target for 2020 is to expand the number of walk-in groups and try to recruit more children from parents with low SES, refugees, or parents who low IQ. The playing groups are also used to inform parents about the importance of preschool, for toddlers from 2-4 years old.

You can visit a walk-in playing group in the Western part of Amsterdam. The mentor of the group as well as parents will tell you about their own experiences.

 (max 15 persons)

Field visit 2
Anna Pavilion

In the Anna Pavilion in one of the hospitals in the city center one works according to the Family Integrated Care concept. The bonding between parents and child is paramount and parents participate in the care of their newborn. Even when special or intensive care is needed, mother and child will stay in the same room. The other parent can sleep as well in the hospital.

 (max 15 persons)

Field visit 3
Amsterdam Public Health Service – organization of TB-control

Presentations on:

  • Public Health setting in the Netherlands – organization of TB-control
  • Contact investigation: detect new patients and new TB-infections
  • Risk-group policy, screening on latent TB
  • Public Health laboratory, BSL3

General information: In the Netherlands public health services take care off and cover a wide field of public health activities and are dedicated to secure the health and well-being of the citizens in the communities that are part of the areas they are working in.

The Netherlands are a low incidence country for TB. The TB-control model is different than elsewhere. The TB departments are staffed by special trained public health TB doctors, who read chest x-rays and diagnose and treat patients with active and latent TB infection. TB nurses guide patients and conduct contact investigation. The medical technical assistants take the chest x-rays, take blood for IGRA tests, do the tuberculin skin test and vaccinate children with BCG.

Contact investigation is the most effective intervention to identify latent TB infections and active TB.

Populations with high risk for TB are screened for TB or for LTBI, such as migrants, asylum seekers, prisoners, homeless and drug users.

 (max 20 persons)

Field visit 4
Amsterdam Public Health Service – STI-clinic – Sense

Sense, a national intervention to offer information, guidance and consultation for youngsters and young adults. Sense connects on different levels to the demand for help or care. Sense users get access to the answers to all their questions about sex, the body, relationships and friendship. The form of care varies from face to face consultations, chat/email/ video contact and a complete website.

Sense is offered in addition to the care provided by general practitioners and youth health care.

(max 20 persons)

Field visit 5
The Amsterdam Public Health Service (PHS)

The Amsterdam Public Health Service (PHS) has a broad range of services that fit with the problems of a large city. That is, Amsterdam has a large and wide variety of vulnerable groups who have problems on multiple life domains (e.g. health, housing, finances), some of whom do not ask for help in an adequate way. As a consequence, there are public order and safety issues, nuisance, pollution and social isolation. In this session we will explain the approach adopted by the PHS in handling these groups and their problems, which largely depends on (i) screening/referral and (ii) collaboration with a variety of stakeholders. These include organizations with a law enforcement background. During the session we will address the following issues/target populations:

  • Young adults who are at risk of becoming violent offenders,
  • Refugees who dropout from regular mental health services,
  • Parents of youth supervised by youth care,
  • Homeless youth and homeless families

(max 25 persons)

Field visit 6
ODC De Trampoline

A visit to ‘ODC De Trampoline’ will let you experience what music methods mean in the life of children/ youth with severe behavioural challenges in combination with their mental disabilities. From our home base ‘ODC De Trampoline’ we provide ‘specialised youth care in special education’. This is a program of the city of Amsterdam to give budget to special schools so they can bring in the care specialists to provide integral support & treatment together. In order to prevent early school leaving, in order to integrate treatment with school, and to prevent or reduce the demand for support and treatment through regular youth care.

After the visit it will be interesting the share amongst the different countries how school & care is organised in each of the participants countries for these groups.

 (max 15 persons)

Field visit 7
Meeting Place ‘Da Costa’

A visit to Meeting Place ‘Da Costa’ will show you a accessible spot in the big city of Amsterdam for everybody who might need it. It hosts vulnerable people for al sorts of reasons from a vision that everybody can be strong at the same time and ‘has something to bring to the party’. A place where you are seen, helped, can learn, can share your stories & have a cup of coffee or a meal. And at the same time a spot where you yourself look after others, cook, listen and/or help others. For many the Meeting Place is a first step to work-learning programs and from that to sustainable (job coached) work and/ or a more stable life.

After the visit it will be interesting the share amongst the different countries how people ‘at the edge of society’ find their ways in life. What is organised in each of the participants countries for this group.

(max 15 persons)

Field visit 8
MOC ‘t Kabouterhuis

MOC ‘t Kabouterhuis supports the fundamental principle of the MCH Handbook that every child should be entitled to an advantageous start to grow up to become a healthy and happy adult. As young children develop extremely quickly, both cognitively, motorically and emotionally, we believe in the necessity to provide treatment as early and as soon as possible when this development is – in any way – disturbed. Every day of delay is one too many. MOC ‘t Kabouterhuis therefore focusses solely on the treatment of young children from 0 tot 6 years of age, and their parents. We combine a unique multidisciplinary programme, consisting of a combination of care at home, at daycare, and in-house (part-time). We have specific expertise in guiding the youngest children and their parents, in our Infant Mental Health department. ‘t Kabouterhuis is proud to be a forerunner in Dutch Mental Healthcare with this state of the art programme.

We therefore gladly invite you to visit our organization so we can share our knowledge with you, and for you to experience how we work. When visiting ‘t Kabouterhuis, a multidisciplinary team will guide you through the different departments of our organization and inform you on the latest developments in both scientific research on the development, as well as the treatment of young children, aged 0 to 7 and their parents.

( max 25 persons)

Field visit 9
Centering Pregnancy and Midwife Care

Centering group prenatal care follows the recommended schedule of 10 prenatal visits, but each visit is 90 minutes to two hours long – giving women 10x more time with their provider.
Once health assessments are complete, the providing midwife and “circle-up” with moms and support people. She leads facilitative discussion and interactive activities designed to address important and timely health topics while leaving room to discuss what is important to the group. Centering materials help moms and providers ensure that everything from nutrition, common discomforts, stress management, labor and delivery, breastfeeding, and infant care are covered in group.

(max 15 persons)

Field visit 10
To be announced

More info will follow soon…

Lunch break 12:00am - 1:30pm

Lunch break

Lunch will be provided to all participants of the field visit program at the central hall of the:

Roeterseilandcampus
Roetersstraat 10-18, 1018WD
1018 WV Amsterdam

Afternoon program 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Field visit 11
OKT Gaasperdam

Every pregnant woman and partner need information to ensure the best possible growth and health for their child. The first thousand days seem to be of opportune interest and form the foundation for later development and health. That’s why we start with prenatal education and exercise lessons. The new mothers see each other again either in postnatal exercise class, birth cafe or youth health care. Professionals support parents, help them where possible or direct them to additional care. Accessible in the neighbourhood, close home. We’ll show you our interactive methods in a multicultural, multiproblem part of the city of Amsterdam.

(max 15 persons)

Field visit 12
Anna Pavilion

In the Anna Pavilion in one of the hospitals in the city center one works according to the Family Integrated Care concept. The bonding between parents and child is paramount and parents participate in the care of their newborn. Even when special or intensive care is needed, mother and child will stay in the same room. The other parent can sleep as well in the hospital.

 (max 15 persons)

Field visit 13
Amsterdam Public Health Service – organization of TB-control

Presentations on:

  • Public Health setting in the Netherlands – organization of TB-control
  • Contact investigation: detect new patients and new TB-infections
  • Risk-group policy, screening on latent TB
  • Public Health laboratory, BSL3

General information: In the Netherlands public health services take care off and cover a wide field of public health activities and are dedicated to secure the health and well-being of the citizens in the communities that are part of the areas they are working in.

The Netherlands are a low incidence country for TB. The TB-control model is different than elsewhere. The TB departments are staffed by special trained public health TB doctors, who read chest x-rays and diagnose and treat patients with active and latent TB infection. TB nurses guide patients and conduct contact investigation. The medical technical assistants take the chest x-rays, take blood for IGRA tests, do the tuberculin skin test and vaccinate children with BCG.

Contact investigation is the most effective intervention to identify latent TB infections and active TB.

Populations with high risk for TB are screened for TB or for LTBI, such as migrants, asylum seekers, prisoners, homeless and drug users.

Guided tour (max 20 persons)

Field visit 14
Parent & Child Center OKT Bijlmer-Oost

Since 1 January 2015 the local government finance the youth health care as well as the youth care.

In Amsterdam the local government has chosen to integrate both forms of care and create multidisciplinary teams in every district.  Amsterdam is divided in 22 districts. The goal for every team is that children between the age of 0 to 18 years grow up in health, safety and according the potential of talents they have. By public health, through prevention, and by giving the necessary help as much as needed. The physical, psychological, cognitive and social development of children and youth are integrated in how the teams support the families. We inform you how this way of working is organized for the children from 0-4 year in one of the most problematic districts in Amsterdam: Amsterdam south-east.

(max 15 persons)

Field visit 15
Amsterdam Public Health Service, School programs, Prevention, Health and Lifestyle

“The Healthy School method”

The school is an important place to promote a healthy lifestyle. Whether it is about healthy food, healthy sleep, tobacco, alcohol and drug use or sexual and relational development, the school is a place where children and young people are reached. ‘Healthy School’ is a program in which schools work on a healthy lifestyle in and around school in a structural way, so that a healthy lifestyle becomes a matter of course. The method starts with what a school already does, builds on this and fits in with their wishes and needs. The characteristics of Healthy School are high-quality prevention programs and measures and structural attention to health within school life. The Municipal Health Service of Amsterdam (GGD Amsterdam) has many years of experience with this method and works intensively with dozens of schools in primary and secondary education to implement this structural approach. We share this experience with you, explain the theoretical background and show practical examples.

(max 25 persons)

Field visit 16
ODC De Trampoline

A visit to ‘ODC De Trampoline’ will let you experience what music methods mean in the life of children/ youth with severe behavioural challenges in combination with their mental disabilities. From our home base ‘ODC De Trampoline’ we provide ‘specialised youth care in special education’. This is a program of the city of Amsterdam to give budget to special schools so they can bring in the care specialists to provide integral support & treatment together. In order to prevent early school leaving, in order to integrate treatment with school, and to prevent or reduce the demand for support and treatment through regular youth care.

After the visit it will be interesting the share amongst the different countries how school & care is organised in each of the participants countries for these groups.

(max 15 persons)

Field visit 17
Meeting Place ‘Da Costa’

A visit to Meeting Place ‘Da Costa’ will show you a accessible spot in the big city of Amsterdam for everybody who might need it. It hosts vulnerable people for al sorts of reasons from a vision that everybody can be strong at the same time and ‘has something to bring to the party’. A place where you are seen, helped, can learn, can share your stories & have a cup of coffee or a meal. And at the same time a spot where you yourself look after others, cook, listen and/or help others. For many the Meeting Place is a first step to work-learning programs and from that to sustainable (job coached) work and/ or a more stable life.

After the visit it will be interesting the share amongst the different countries how people ‘at the edge of society’ find their ways in life. What is organised in each of the participants countries for this group.

(max 15 persons)

Field visit 18
MOC ‘t Kabouterhuis

MOC ‘t Kabouterhuis supports the fundamental principle of the MCH Handbook that every child should be entitled to an advantageous start to grow up to become a healthy and happy adult. As young children develop extremely quickly, both cognitively, motorically and emotionally, we believe in the necessity to provide treatment as early and as soon as possible when this development is – in any way – disturbed. Every day of delay is one too many. MOC ‘t Kabouterhuis therefore focusses solely on the treatment of young children from 0 tot 6 years of age, and their parents. We combine a unique multidisciplinary program, consisting of a combination of care at home, at daycare, and in-house (part-time). We have specific expertise in guiding the youngest children and their parents, in our Infant Mental Health department. ‘t Kabouterhuis is proud to be a forerunner in Dutch Mental Healthcare with this state-of-the-art program.

We therefore gladly invite you to visit our organization so we can share our knowledge with you, and for you to experience how we work. When visiting ‘t Kabouterhuis, a multidisciplinary team will guide you through the different departments of our organization and inform you on the latest developments in both scientific research on the development, as well as the treatment of young children, aged 0 to 7 and their parents.

(max 25 persons)

Field visit 19
Centering Pregnancy and Midwife Care

Centering group prenatal care follows the recommended schedule of 10 prenatal visits, but each visit is 90 minutes to two hours long – giving women 10x more time with their provider.
Once health assessments are complete, the providing midwife and “circle-up” with moms and support people. She leads facilitative discussion and interactive activities designed to address important and timely health topics while leaving room to discuss what is important to the group. Centering materials help moms and providers ensure that everything from nutrition, common discomforts, stress management, labor and delivery, breastfeeding, and infant care are covered in group.

(max 15 persons)

Field visit 20
To be annouched

More info will follow soon…