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“Happy together CARe coaches and CARe trainers to boost our energy!”

October 4th – 5th, 2022

Split, Croatia

Dear colleagues, friends, Model CARe coaches and trainers,


We are happy to welcome you at special follow up CARe training in Split this year! We know many of you are doing great job as trainers and practitioners and we would like to support you and keep you updated in new developments in The Model CARe.

Continuing to learn throughout your life has benefits for both mental and physical health. We feel that as important part of our professional and personal growth. It is also one of the key ingredients of The Model CARe to ensure good quality of care.

The training consists of 2 days of face to face training and is for free. We want to embrace the strengths of our CARe Network and keep good quality of Model CARe practice.

After the training you will receive a certification „New Developments in The CARe Model Training“ for 15 training hours. 

Training highlight topics:


  • Latest developments in CARe Model, CUES principles and its use in practice

  • Experiences with CARe Model in different countries

  • CARe Model trainings – tips and tricks, challenges, core aspects of the trainings and adjustments to different formats of the training

  • Importance of experiential knowledge, how we use peer principles in the trainings

  • Effective support of the CARe Model implementation process in the organizations and teams, forming the CARe coach and CARe trainer role in the organization

  • CARe in different contexts (working with refugees, transformed services, hospitals, community mental health teams, labour office etc.)

  • CARe and other models of practice (FACT model, Model ART, Open Dialogue and other models of recovery-oriented practices)


To share good practices and experiences with The CARe Model in each country so far, we encourage all participants to prepare a banner or other form of presentation about his/her CARe Model practice. Creativity is more than welcome😊 Lets inspire each other!


Time schedule of the training:

4.10.2022 9.00 – 17.30h

5.10. 9.00 – 15.00h

We are happy to announce that besides The CARe Academy trainers’ team program there will be presentations and workshops lead by our colleagues, experienced CARe trainers. Detailed program of the training will be shared before the event to all registered participants.

In line with the CARe Model principles, the program will be finetuned and co-created together to fit to the wishes of all participants. We will be happy to hear from you your ideas, interests, and inputs.


To avoid sitting indoors, we plan to go to the beach and utilize the environmental advantages. We would like to create a space for a lot of fun, joy, connection and support of each other!

As a follow up after the training you can participate at The CARe Network “Resilience and Recovery conference” held on 6th - 7th October!


Practical information


The training is for free, but you have to take care of your own travel (Split has an airport) 

and accommodation (check Airbnb or Booking) according to your preferences.


More info about Split you can find on the link or you can read more about it here.

In case you are very much interested in the training and financial participation would make a barrier for you, you can ask for a scholarship. Please write the motivation letter to explain your interest and situation and send it to the CARe Network coordinator Pavel Říčan (


The training is aimed for:

  • Certified CARe coaches

  • Certified CARe trainers

  • Certified CARe auditors

  • Experts by experience CARe trainers

  • And experienced CARe practitioners currently in preparation to become CARe coach or CARe trainer


Address of the venue:

Multimedijalni Kulturni Centar, (more on the link

Location: Multimedijalni Kulturni Centar, Slobode ul. 28, 21000, Split


For more information follow us on social media. 

We will appreciate your ideas, topics, questions you have in your practice, experiences of success you want to share and any suggestions you might have.

If you have any ideas, how to contribute or you have questions connected to CARe training, please contact: Jana Pluhaříková Pomazlová

If you have practical issues connected to the conference “Resilience and recovery”, please contact us:

Register as soon as possible, the places are limited!

Looking forward seeing you there!

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CARe trainers and the annotations of the presentations/workshops


Workshop: Practicing the CARe Model to Support Families - Riina Järve-Tammiste



Riina Järve-Tammiste

Riina is a cofounder of Recovery Learning Community Pool&looP in Estonia, Master of Social Work, family peer worker, Certified CARe Trainer


Annotation of the workshop:

I would like to share, how the principles of the CARe Model helped my families in the recovery process and how the principles of the CARe model help me, help others and how our Recovery Learning Community Pool&looP works.




Workshop: What is the Yucel method “building on recovery” - Marlie van de Berg

Marlie van de Berg  

Marlie is a trainer Yucelmethod and expert by experience. She has 45 years of experience in the mental health care. Marlie has been working as a psychiatric nurse, as a social worker and as a project leader of a team of people with lived experiences in an organization in Limburg. She has received training in strengths-based approach, the Yucelmethod, Photovoice, Peer support, Shared reading and more.

Annotation of the workshop:  What is the Yucel method “building on recovery” 

The method aims to help people identify and solve their own problems. The method rests on three pillars. The first pillar is an inventory of I, family, eco forces. The second pillar is building a spatial arrangement with coloured blocks. This arrangement represents the current or future situation of the client. The third pillar is talking and thinking about the own life situation, the problems, and the supporting factors in life on the basis of this set-up. 


The method assumes that people themselves are in control of their lives and of the support they receive when overcoming problems. Own power, family and their immediate environment seek solutions in the first instance. Expert help and support have a serving, supporting role in this. 


Goals of this workshop: You will experience how the Yucel method can be applied. This means: from the attitude of a committed (but temporary) supporter, focused on the individual’s own strength and system, you can work with the blocks from the block box.  

Learn to tell your story by making visual arrangements. 

Working in a strength-oriented way: having insight into the fact that people and families have a lot of their own power that becomes visible during the guidance of the people.


Presentaton:Implementation CARe Model and ICF (International Classification of Functioning) in the Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund's” - Kadi Roosipuu, Karin Hanga (PhD), Külli Mäe



Kadi Roosipuu

Kadi is the Chief Specialist- Internal Trainer of the Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund from the Department of Services for Jobseekers and Employers. Kadi has Master Degree in Andragogy and everything related to learning and supporting learning is close to her heart.

Kadi is responsible for training of work-focussed counselling and integration of the CARe methodology to the counsellors’ daily work in supporting employees with reduced work capacity. Kadi is also the coordinator of CARe training for internal trainers of the Unemployment Insurance Fund. Kadi values maintaining relationships and listening skills and is interested how to support clients and counsellor’s self-efficacy.

Karin Hanga (PhD)

Karin is a CARe ambassador in Estonia since 2018. Karin defended her dissertation about needs of persons with disabilities and rehabilitation services in 2018. Currently works Karin in the Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund and concentrates on developing connections between CARe and International Classification of Functioning. She is also a CARe trainer, rehabilitation and social work lecturer in Tallinn University and certified supervisor and coach. 


Külli Mäe is a social worker and psychosocial rehabilitation practitioner and trainer. His long-term work experience in the field of mental health includes the development of person-centered supportive services in Tartu and Tallinn mental health centers and the Estonian Psychosocial Rehabilitation Association. Külli's trainings are practical, and he illustrates his trainings with experiential presentations, involving people who themselves have experience of recovering from mental health difficulties.


Annotation of the presentation:

We would like to share our experiences with the implementation of the CARe Model in everyday practice in the Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund's and about development of Training the trainers within this organization. We have conducted CARe trainings for 3 years already and in 2022-2023 we will continue with our own trainers.

We also aim to implement the ICF (International Classification of Functioning) in our organization and in the National Vocational Rehabilitation Service. ICF is a framework for describing and organising information about functioning abilities of the person and it provides a conceptual basis as well as standard language for different specialists and statistics. ICF and CARe are like two sides of the same coin, from our experiences both are necessary and complement each other. And now, 2022, we are taking big steps towards it and will be very happy to share our developments with you.

Presentation/workshop: “No one can stand in front of the pickle, behind the pickle, or we won't be CARe”- Ludmila Horynová, Juraj Marendiak, Jana Pluhaříková Pomajzlová

Ludmila Horynová. I have worked in community services for people with lived experience of mental illness since 2001. In the course of my practice I have come across the CARe model which I found very appealing, one might say enthusiastic. It is very inspiring to me as it allows clients, as well as staff, to find opportunities and space to pursue their wishes and make sense of their actions. And I enjoy that very much. That's why I was also at the origin of the idea to bring this approach to our organization, BONA o.p.s., and to implement the project that brought CARe into the organization over the past two years.

Mgr. Jana Pluhaříková Pomajzlová is a CARe trainer, occupational therapist, supervisor, and consultant working in the field of mental health care. Dance and martial art are her passion, she loves to listen to people´s stories, that brought her to Recovery college, recovery stories and narrative practice. She has experience in developing and leading the teams in a training café for people with serious mental health problems in Prague and with long term support in transformation process of mental health care services towards community care, especially with implementation of Model CARe in practice. She works as a supervisor, trainer and 
consultant in mental health care services and is involved in the projects which promote
recovery-oriented care, experiential knowledge and support deinstitutionalization process.

Juraj Marendiak (1981, living in Bratislava, Slovakia), social worker, husband and father of two. Became CARe trainer in 2018, since then providing CARe trainings and implementation support in organisations, mainly in Czech republic. Works also as consultant for institutional care providers in their process of deinstitutionalisation. 


Annotation of the presentation: Experiences with the implementation of the CARe Model as an ongoing process of change in the relation to people we work with, in relation to the team, managers and workers and definitely to ourselves. We feel personal transformation towards internalised use of CARe principles as crucial for the success in the implementation process of CARe model into practice. We would like to share experiences from realised projects in organization Bona, o.p.s., Domov na cestě and more organizations in The Czech Republic, which decided to implement Model CARe into the practice, tried different tools and processes to improve quality of care.

Workshop:  Experiential knowledge and its importance in our practice and in our trainings -  Zdeněk Císař

Zdeněk Císař has many-years of experience overcoming various psychological issues, and educating himself in the mental health field. He currently works as a Peer consultant as well as a Peer lecturer in The Center for Mental Health Care Development in Prague.Working as a Peer is a dream come true and a great satisfaction for Zdeněk, since he sees it as a way of making all the hardships in his life mean so much, now that it can be useful to others.Shortly after Zdeněk started working as a Peer consultant, he came across a book about the CARe model, and when he found out that his vision of how to provide mental health care and support for others fully aligns with this model, it was incredibly validating and encouraging. CARe's principles, constant development, and overall direction focused on the person, all domains of their life, and their recovery is a perfect fit for Zdeněk, and so he is very happy and honored to be a part of The CARe Network.

The CARe Academy trainers’ involved:

Dirk den Hollander is initially trained as a nurse in a general hospital, as well as in a psychiatric hospital. He has worked as a nurse, supervisor and (interim) manager in various types of care institutions: psychiatric and general hospitals, care and nursing homes and in an epilepsy center.
He studied Social Pedagogy (MO A and MO B) and has a Masters in Pedagogy (MeD)

From the 1980's he has been involved in the rehabilitation movement in the Netherlands through Storm Rehabilitation. Together with Jean Pierre Wilken, he developed the CARe approach: , a rehabilitation method that has been developed to be recovery oriented.

Before his retirement he worked as Head Trainer Strengths and Care approach  at the Rinogroep in Utrecht.
Dirk is an experienced trainer, coach and supervisor with a special interest in recovery support work at specific target groups

Since 2016 he was involved as a co-founder of Nei Skoen: a Recovery Learning Community in Helmond, the Netherlands where he also works with his own experience and vulnerability

Michal Kašpar was one of the first peer workers in the Czech Republic. Since 2013 he teaches university courses on recovery and stigmatization. He is a trainer of CARe methodology. He works as a journalist both in an NGO called “Dobré místo” and in a price-winning audiovisual project Studio 27. In 2016 he formed a self-help group named GPS in Prague.

RADMILA Stojanovic Babic, Social pedagogue, Model CARe trainer, Integrative therapist, mother. She worked in the business sector until 2006 when co-founded the Association for Psychosocial Help Susret in Zagreb (Croatia). Susret provides community-based living and support for people with mental health challenges. Education in Integrative therapy brought her better understanding of the people, relationships and outlook on life.

As of 2011, she is a guest lecturer at the University of Social Sciences (Course Mental Health) where she shares her hands-on experience with future social workers. Also serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the CARe Network.

She likes Pilates and Nordic walking which balances her love for food and cooking. She is co-parent of an adult self-aware daughter, and two lovely and corpulent cats.

Aster Tooma has studied social pedagogy and psychosocial rehabilitation.
She has been working as a support person, teacher and rehabilitation specialist of children and adults with special needs since 1998 .For the past 14 years she has been a service quality manager in Hoolekandeteenused Ltd and has been in the company a leader of recovery-oriented way of thinking and a trainer of the CARe methodology. She has extensive experience in managing change and implementing the deinstitutionalization process in the field of mental health in Estonia.( Hoolekandeteenused Ltd. is an Estonian state owned company whose mission is to close down large special care homes and create new, modern, person-centered services in the community in order to support the recovery of people with mental health difficulties and equal opportunities for a more active life.

Aster is  interested in using the potential of creative therapies, particularly movement and dance therapy to initiate positive change, support recovery and  inclusion.  She is a member of CARe Network and a trainer of CARe Estonia, also Masterś student in Art Therapy at Tallinn University.

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In order to support the participation of professionals and service users from Eastern European and Central-Asian countries, we welcome donations:

The CARe Network

ING Bank Netherlands

IBAN: NL76INGB0000555432 


In partnership with:

Association for promoting mental health PHOENIX  SPLIT is non profit organization providing  psycho-social support to people with  mental health challenges in Split (Croatia),  is founded and led by people with such challenges and is co-hosting the CARe Network events in Split.



Association for psychosocial assistance SUSRET is providing community based housing and support for people with psychosocial challenges in Zagreb (Croatia), is a member of the CARe Network and co-hosting the CARe Network events in Split.

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