What is a Certified KiVa Trainer?

Certified KiVa Trainers have the right to train the end users, i.e. school staff, to use the KiVa Antibullying Program. The training of the school staff is of paramount importance as the staff of KiVa schools need to comprehend bullying, its mechanisms and consequences, the main ideas behind the KiVa program, the concrete program contents as well as how to implement the program efficiently.

In order to acquire (and maintain) the status of a certified KiVa trainer, one should

• be part of, or have official collaboration with, an organization serving as a licensed KiVa partner outside Finland,

• take part in the training for trainers (5 days) at the University of Turku, Finland; these training courses are organized twice a year of when needed, and

• update one’s expertise every second year by taking part in a Booster Training.

The list of Certified KiVa Trainers outside of Finland:

Belgium / Onderwijs-Service/Leefsleutels vzw

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  • Gie Deboutte, Onderwijs-Service / Leefsleutels vzw
  • Els Ockerman, Onderwijs-Service / Leefsleutels vzw,
  • Kristof Vanneste, Onderwijs-Service / Leefsleutels vzw,
  • Tine Van den Berghe, Onderwijs-Service / Leefsleutels vzw,
  • Anoek Smeyers, Onderwijs-Service / Leefsleutels vzw,

Chile / Santillana

  • Ximena Álvarez Navarrete
  • Natalia Cathalifaud Belmar
  • Magdalena Droppelmann Donoso
  • Maribel Sánchez Vergara
  • Silvana Hucke Gallardo
  • Jeannette Álvarez Arenas
  • Gustavo Ibarra Echeverría
  • María Gabriela Correa Barros
  • Alejandro Ipinza Hojas
  • Javiera Astudillo Buzeta

Estonia / SA Kiusamisvaba Kool

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  • Triin Toomesaar, executive director, SA Kiusamisvaba Kool
  • Anti Einpaul,
  • Kerli Prass,
  • Kristiina Treial, 
  • Feelika Piir
  • Liis Aavaste-Hango
  • Ly Kasvandik
  • Merili Kärner
  • Kati Toobal

European School system

  • Brussels I, Rosa Peladra
  • Brussels I, Violetta Szewzcuk
  • Brussels I, Gian Luca Longo
  • Brussels I, Marla Candon
  • Brussels I, El Yousfi Abdel
  • Brussels I, Fiona Stroehlein
  • Brussels I, Lieke Skeet
  • Brussels I, Virginie Vergught
  • Frankfurt, Marja-Liisa Kärnä, Turn on JavaScript!
  • Frankfurt, Antonio Langarita Sevilla
  • Luxembourg I, Master´s in Educational Sciences, Marousa Gourdi, 00352 432082239, Turn on JavaScript!
  • Luxembourg I, Master of Arts (Education), Primary teacher Marjaana Myllyniemi,
  • Luxembourg I, Herie de Vries, School Psychologist,
  • Luxembourg I, Catherine Abinet,
  • Luxembourg I, Aleksandra Sitarek
  • Luxembourg I, Åsa Allansson
  • Luxembourg II, Kris Stuer, Turn on JavaScript!
  • Luxembourg II, Nandor Szücs,
  • Luxembourg II, Sarah Barlow,
  • Luxembourg II, Sabine Fass
  • Luxembourg II, Ikrame Boussaida,
  • Luxembourg II, Ludivine Beuken
  • Luxembourg II, Marian Petrzela
  • Luxembourg II, Tünde Rauner Stehr
  • MOL, Caroline Van Dingenen, Turn on JavaScript!
  • MOL, Cathy Biot, Turn on JavaScript!
  • München, Christiaan Dekker, Turn on JavaScript!
  • München, Dr Hanna Mührl, Turn on JavaScript!
  • Rehin Main, Froukje Van de Pol - in 't Veld, Turn on JavaScript!
  • Rhein Main, Jillian Bradley

Finland

  • PhD Virpi Pöyhönen, Special Reseracher, University of Turku, Turn on JavaScript!
  • PhD Sanna Herkama, Special Reseracher, University of Turku, Turn on JavaScript!Turn on JavaScript!
  • PHD Miia Sainio, Special Reseracher, University of Turku, Turn on JavaScript!
  • PhD Mari Kontio, Special Researcher, University of Turku, Turn on JavaScript!
  • PhD Silja Saarento, Special Researcher, University of Turku, Turn on JavaScript!
  • Sari Hesselgren, School Psychologist, Eura, Turn on JavaScript!
  • Tiina Turunen, Special Researcher, University of Turku, Turn on JavaScript!
  • Anne Haataja, Special Researcher, University of Turku, Turn on JavaScript!
  • Ulrika Willför-Nyman, school principal, Vindängens skola, Turn on JavaScript!Turn on JavaScript!
  • Lena Sjöholm-Fahllund, school principal, Smedsby-Böle skola, Turn on JavaScript!Turn on JavaScript!
  • Tiina Auranen
  • Anna Eskola

Hungary

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  • Filó Melinda

Instituto Escalae / Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Spain (KiVa in English)

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  • Tiina Mäkelä, EduDesign Finland, Spain
  • Blanca López Catalán, Spain
  • Iliana Pérez, Finland
  • Jaime Fuentes, Mexico
  • Jéssica Ángeles Riquelme, Mexico
  • Julio César Granda Vega, Peru/Finland
  • María Cecilia Vicencio A., Mexico
  • Marta Sabadell i Vilardaga, Spain
  • Monique Zepeda, Mexico
  • Ximena Tobias, Argentina
  • Laura Alcocer, Argentina
  • Guillermina Errico, Argentina
  • Maria Jimena Garay, Argentina

Ireland

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  • Alice Malone
  • Claire Gleeson
  • Hugh Doogan
  • Yvonne Forde
  • Laura Sherry

Italy / EbiCo

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  • Professor, Ersilia Menesini, University of Florence, Italy
  • Post Doctoral researcher Annalaura Nocentini,University of Florence, Italy
  • Giovanna Tambasco, University of Florence, Italy

The Netherlands / KiVa BV

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  • Jan Remijn, Bazalt/RPCZ,
  • Marco Derr, Marco Derr Training & Coaching, Amsterdam,
  • Drs. Annemieke van Duijn, Stichting Catent,
  • Wilko van Kasteren, Stichting Catent ,
  • Bernice Keerveld, OnderwijsAdvies,
  • René Koens, Timpaan Onderwijs,
  • Dr. Loek Schoenmakers, BCO-02 Onderwijsadvies,
  • Drs. F.D.M. Velthausz, JAS (Jenaplan, Advies & Scholing),
  • Drs. Jan Vermeij, Onderwijsadviseur en Opleider Beeldcoaching, IJsselgroep

New Zealand / Victoria Link Limited

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  • Mr Jeremy Bloomfield, Education Consultant, Accent Learning
  • Ms Karen Coulton, Education Consultant, Accent Learning
  • Mrs Jessica Craig, Education Consultant, Accent Learning Turn on JavaScript!
  • Professor Vanessa Green, Faculty of Education Victoria University of Wellington Turn on JavaScript!
  • Mrs Helen Jackman, Education Consultant, Accent Learning Turn on JavaScript!
  • Mrs Deidre Vercauteren, Education Manager, Accent LearningTurn on JavaScript!
  • Ms Tina Vercoe, KiVa Consultant Hawkes Bay, Accent Learning

Spain, Basque Country / Ikastolen Elkartea

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  • Ageda Laraudogoitia 
  • Ane Jalon Zatarain
  • Ion Vazquez Lopez
  • Iratxe Pinedo Bustamante
  • Irene Lopez Goñi
  • Josu Aranbarri Aramaio
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Spain, Macmillan Education Iberia

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  • Helen Jones
  • Raquel Pastor
  • Gail Butler
  • Joanne Steel
  • Julieta Hernández Rodriguez
  • Nadya Merghani
  • Jade Stevens
  • Louise Connolly
  • Dave Holmes
  • Rebecca Thomas
  • Margie Marc

The United Kingdom, Early Intervention Wales Ltd.

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  • Research Project Support Officer/PhD Student Suzy Clarkson, Centre for Evidence Based Early Intervention, 0044-1248383758, Bangor University, Turn on JavaScript!
  • Dr. Sue Evans, Consultant Child Psychologist, Powys Teaching Health Board and Honorary Lecturer, Bangor University, 0044 (0)1656 617388, Turn on JavaScript!
  • Dr. Judy Hutchings, Professor of Clinical Psychology, Director, Centre for Evidence Based Early Intervention, Bangor University, 0044 (0)1248-383758, Turn on JavaScript!

Other Certified KiVa Trainers:

  • South Africa, Vanessa Scherman, University of South Africa, Turn on JavaScript!
  • Luxembourg, Primary teacher Veera Heinonen, 00352-621687774, Turn on JavaScript!
  • Chile, Dr Jorge Gaete, MD, MSc, PhD, Associate Professor, Universidad de los Andes, Santiago, Turn on JavaScript!
  • Chile, Daniela Valenzuela, Turn on JavaScript!

Training and resources for KiVa now available in the UK

Following a successful pilot trial of KiVa in Wales and Cheshire, three psychologists from Wales attended training in Finland and have been licensed to train both schools and KiVa trainers. The license covers the UK. See the attached links below for both school and trainer courses.