Petra Rozeboom

Licensed Signs of Safety Trainer

Petra Rozeboom has over twenty-three years experience in youth care, the first 15 years in the recording amenities and, since 2005, at Bureau Jeugdzorg Drenthe. In her work she is always focusing on new developments; this is reflected in her career.

At Jeugdzorg Drenthe she started with the pilot-project ‘Hulp aan huis’ as an intensive family counsellor. Then there was a new position made available as a youth care/foster care worker. Several years later, to have a wider picture of youth care, she made an exit to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and worked at the Department of Ortho-psychiatry. In 2005 she made the transition to Bureau Jeugdzorg Drenthe, first as a case manager, later as a family guardian and since January 2010, as a work supervisor.

From 2006 to September 2011, Petra has followed Andrew Turnell to several Signs of Safety trainings, including coaching over Skype with the high-risk team. She has also attended two five-day trainings with Susie Essex (2011 and 2012) to learn more about how to use the Words and Pictures tools.

Since 2007, Petra was part of the High Risk Team at Bureau Jeugdzorg Drenthe, initially doing Signs of Safety work as a family guardian. She worked with families making frameworks, safety plans, Three Houses and Words and Pictures. Since 2010 she has worked with Signs of Safety as a work supervisor. Here she is responsible for the implementation of frameworks, safety plans, coaching employees in the work according to Signs of Safety and shares the responsibility for the implementation of Signs of Safety within Bureau Jeugdzorg Drenthe.

In 2009 Petra received a trainer degree and now provides Signs of Safety training/coaching to various youth and health organisations. She also gives other trainings, workshops and peer review processes, including with the National Child Abuse Training Approach and as a work advisor to an educational institution for Child Coach and Child Therapists.