Manna van’t Slot

Country: The Netherlands
Email: manna.vantslot@signsofsafety.net
Languages: English, Dutch, German
Licensed Signs of Safety Trainer and Consultant
Manna van 't Slot studied Child Psychology and has worked since 2008 as a supervisor at Bureau Jeugdzorg Drenthe, spending several years with the Referral and Assessment Team and several years with Long Term Child Protection Teams.

Manna has provided training in the Signs of Safety approach to workers, supervisors, and managers throughout The Netherlands and German speaking countries, as well as internationally. She has worked intensely with Andrew Turnell and knows the Signs of Safety approach inside out. Equally important is the fact that she is an enthusiastic leader and supervisor of front-line child protection workers. Manna has presented on this subject at several Signs of Safety Gatherings.

Effective child protection practice is grounded in practitioners who can think through cases systematically and with depth — this happens most consistently where people work in strong teams, and such teams require strong leadership and structured individual and group supervision. Leadership, supervision and teamwork in using Signs of Safety as a parallel process is Manna's specialty. Manna wants people to understand the processes, ideas, and attitudes behind the Tools of Signs of Safety, so people can integrate them in their own system and thrive towards structural whole system learning.