The Mutual Learning Program is unique! Our philosophy is based on:

  • A bottom-up approach: instead of telling people how to change, we invite organisations and professionals to share their know-how, experiences and challenges to inspire change.
  • Day-to-day practices: experiences of our participants, enriching materials and discussions will be central to the program.
  • Human relationships: we are nothing without the relationships with children, families, communities and other stakeholders.

In other words, we are interested to hear from YOU. In our international community, care-practitioners get connected with each other. Get inspired by like-minded people and those who think differently. Rich and fruitful conversations guaranteed.


Twice a year we open the doors to our 6-month program. Provided in English and Spanish, our  methodology contains of two main elements:

  1. The online MLP platform for learning and sharing of materials, including discussion forums.
  2. Regular Zoom sessions for discussion and reflection.


Every group consists of +- 15 organisations with 2-3 representatives each. Because we make the commitment to work together for six months, we invest in getting to know each other. The program consists of four modules with a zoom session every two weeks (12 in total). 

1. Collaborative and dialogical practices (1.5 month)

1. Phylosophy and premises
The position of not knowing

2. How to generate dialogue

3. Dialogues that generate possiblities
Reflective teams

2. How to work with families and communities (1.5 month)

1. Impact of institutionalization
Family engagement

2. Case management
Needs assessment, intervention planning, reporting and follow up, networks around the family

3. Reintegration processes
How to work with families in specific situations like crisis, loss and abuse

3. The "HOW" of transformation (1.5 month)

1. Gatekeeping Practices
Preventitive Care, alternative FCBC

2. Transitioning process from institutional care to FCBC – Experiences of local organisations

3. Networking and Advocacy
Sessions with other actors of the child protection system

4. Mutual take care of the caregiver session


We ask you to review materials in advance of the sessions, including: 

  •       Existing publications
  •       Existing video materials
  •       Tailor-made presentations 
  •       Tailor-made video materials

In addition, we invite you to actively participate and share your reflections in the forum before each session by responding to questions related to the content of each module. There is also the possibility of sharing other materials which participants regard as useful.

In the Zoom sessions, you will be invited to join the dialogue with other participants by giving your unique insight on the revised materials and videos. Most importantly, your valuable experiences might inspire others and the other way around, while everyone is collectively trying to solve case studies. Each session takes max. 2 hours.


After completion of the programme and a good attendance rate, you receive a certificate.


Click on the menu below to read more details about our upcoming programs!

On the upcoming dates we’ll have information meetings with interested and potential participants:

  • Meeting 1: Tuesday the 31st of January at 13.00 GMT
  • Meeting 2: Thursday the 1st of February at 15.00 GMT

If you want to join these sessions, please send us an email at or go to our contact page and fill in the form. Click on the times to convert CET to your timezone.

  • Opening Session: February 13
  • Collaborative and Dialogical Practices: February 23, March 9 and March 23
  • How to work with families: April 20, May 4 and May 18
  • The “How” of Transformation: June 15, June 29 and July 13
  • Take care of the caregivers, including wrap up session: April 6, June 1 and July 20

If you want to participate in this program, starting February 2023, please send us an email at or go to our contact page and fill in the form.

More information on this program will follow later. If you want to participate in this program, starting September 2023, please send us an email at or go to our contact page and fill in the form.