The European Federation of Conflict Management in Education and Care (EFeCT) is a network of people who believe in strength based programmes for working with young people; we have a particular interest in the Life Space Crisis Intervention model and the work of Reclaiming Youth International.
Our mission is to gather and discuss critically the information and scientific studies about methodologies in conflict management. The population we wish to delineate consists of children and youngsters who display disruptive behaviour.
The EFeCT Conference is an event about believing in every kid potential and empowering professionals for reducing incidents in classrooms, schools, residential care, homes and communities in general.
In recent years our annual event has been held in Blankenberghe, Belgium (2008); Amsterdam, Holland, (2009); Munich, Germany (2010) and Ghent, Belgium (2011).
We are delighted to host the 2013 Conference in Cascais. This is the first opportunity to attend this international conference in Portugal and we hope it will lead to the development of much fruitful collaboration.
The theme of the conference is The Art of Getting into Trouble. Discovering the greatness in troubled and troubling children and youth.
We have assembled a number of leading thinkers and practitioners who will be speaking on the main conference day, Friday 15th March.