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 (4 days) at the University of Turku, Finland; these training courses are organized annually since January 2014, 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

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

Estonia / SA Kiusamisvaba Kool

  • Anti Einpaul, SA Kiusamisvaba Kool, +3725106176, Turn on JavaScript!
  • Kerli Prass, SA Kiusamisvaba Kool, + 37256953767, Turn on JavaScript!
  • Kristiina Treial, SA Kiusamisvaba Kool, +37256635571, Turn on JavaScript!Turn on JavaScript!
  • Triin Toomesaar, executive director, SA Kiusamisvaba Kool,  +372 56203920, Turn on JavaScript!
  • Feelika Piir
  • Liis Aavaste-Hango

European School system

  • Brussels l, Rosa Peladra
  • Brussels l, Violetta Szewzcuk
  • Brussels l, Gian Luca Longo
  • Frankfurt, Marja-Liisa Kärnä, Turn on JavaScript!
  • Frankfurt, Antonio Langarita Sevilla Turn on JavaScript!
  • Luxembourg I, Master of Arts (Education), Primary teacher Marjaana Myllyniemi, 00352-691196620, Turn on JavaScript!
  • Luxembourg I, Herie de Vries, School Psychologist, Turn on JavaScript!
  • Luxembourg I, Catherine Abinet, Turn on JavaScript!
  • Luxembourg I, Aleksandra Sitarek Turn on JavaScript!
  • Luxembourg I, Master´s in Educational Sciences, Marousa Gourdi, 00352 432082239, Turn on JavaScript!
  • Luxembourg II, Nandor Szücs, Turn on JavaScript!
  • Luxembourg II, Sarah Barlow, Turn on JavaScript!
  • Luxembourg II, Sabine Fass, Turn on JavaScript!
  • Luxembourg II, Kris Stuer, Turn on JavaScript!
  • Luxembourg II, Ikrame Boussaida, Turn on JavaScript!
  • München, Dr Hanna Mührl, Turn on JavaScript!
  • München, Christiaan Dekker, Turn on JavaScript!
  • Rhein Main, Jillian Bradley
  • Rehin Main, Froukje Van de Pol - in 't Veld, Turn on JavaScript!

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!
  • Turn on JavaScript!Lena Sjöholm-Fahllund, school principal, Smedsby-Böle skola, Turn on JavaScript!

Hungary/ Hungarian Institute for Educational Research and Development (HIERD)

  • Fehérpataky Balázs, HIERD, Turn on JavaScript!Turn on JavaScript! 
  • Jármi Éva, HIERD, Turn on JavaScript!
  • Zsombor Lakatos, HIERD, Turn on JavaScript!

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

  • Tiina Mäkelä, EduDesign Finland, Spain, Turn on JavaScript!
  • 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

Italy / EbiCo

  • Professor, Ersilia Menesini, University of Florence, Italy, Turn on JavaScript!
  • Post Doctoral researcher Annalaura Nocentini,University of Florence, Italy, 0039-(0)552755033, Turn on JavaScript!
  • Giovanna Tambasco, University of Florence, Italy, Turn on JavaScript!

The Netherlands / KiVa BV

  • Jan Remijn, Bazalt/RPCZ, Turn on JavaScript!
  • Marco Derr, Marco Derr Training & Coaching, Amsterdam, www.marcoderr.nl, 0031-647460633, Turn on JavaScript!
  • Drs. Annemieke van Duijn, Stichting Catent, Turn on JavaScript!
  • Wilko van Kasteren, Stichting Catent , Turn on JavaScript!
  • Bernice Keerveld, OnderwijsAdvies, Turn on JavaScript!
  • René Koens, Timpaan Onderwijs, 0031-615509114, Turn on JavaScript!
  • Dr. Loek Schoenmakers, BCO-02 Onderwijsadvies, 0031- 06  147 456 26, Turn on JavaScript!
  • Drs. F.D.M. Velthausz, JAS (Jenaplan, Advies & Scholing), Turn on JavaScript!
  • Drs. Jan Vermeij, Onderwijsadviseur en Opleider Beeldcoaching, IJsselgroep, 0031614004154, Turn on JavaScript!

New Zealand / Victoria Link Limited

  • Mr Jeremy Bloomfield, Education Consultant, Accent Learning +64 4 4639575 Turn on JavaScript!
  • Ms Karen Coulton, Education Consultant, Accent Learning +64 4 4639650, Turn on JavaScript!
  • Mrs Jessica Craig, Education Consultant, Accent Learning +64 4 4639610 Turn on JavaScript!
  • Professor Vanessa Green, Faculty of Education Victoria University of Wellington +64 4 4639574 Turn on JavaScript!
  • Mrs Helen Jackman, Education Consultant, Accent Learning +64 4 4639605, Turn on JavaScript!
  • Mrs Deidre Vercauteren, Education Manager, Accent Learning +64 4 4639612, Turn on JavaScript!
  • Ms Tina Vercoe, KiVa Consultant Hawkes Bay, Accent Learning +64 6 8771507, Turn on JavaScript!

Spain, Basque Country / Ikastolen Elkartea

  • Ageda Laraudogoitia Turn on JavaScript!
  • Ane Jalon Zatarain Turn on JavaScript!
  • Ion Vazquez Lopez Turn on JavaScript!
  • Iratxe Pinedo Bustamante Turn on JavaScript!
  • Irene Lopez Goñi Turn on JavaScript!
  • Josu Aranbarri Aramaio Turn on JavaScript!
  • Maria Paz Basagoiti Azpitarte Turn on JavaScript!
  • Nekane Galar Medrano Turn on JavaScript!

Spain, Macmillan Education Iberia

  • Helen Jones
  • Raquel Pastor
  • Gail Butler
  • Joanne Steel
  • Julieta Hernández Rodriguez
  • Nadya Merghani

The United Kingdom, Early Intervention Wales Ltd.

  • 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.