|Peter van der Linden, MSc|
Peter van der Linden (15-8-1963) is Chairman of the Board of NeSPCAN (Netherlands Society for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect) since 2013 and part the Executive Council of ISPCAN since September 2014.
Previous: Veilig Thuis Haaglanden; November 2014-Interim manager at Veilig Thuis Haaglanden; Change Manager for the integration of consultancy and reporting centers for CAN and Domestic Violence at the City of The Hague and 9 surrounding Municipalities, The Hague Netherlands, including the National Centre of Forced Marriage and Abandonment (information, advice and support for professionals). During 2009-2013, he was Programme Manager coordinating all projects concerning CAN at the Netherlands Youth Institute. He lead a team of experts and advisory workers and coordinated the National Implementation of the Regional Approach Tackling Child Abuse & Neglect and forthcoming national and international projects. At the Ministry of Justice and Integration Department (2006-2009), he worked on the National Programme on Prevention of Honour Related Violence. Before that (2005-2006), he served the National Emancipation Department (steering the Violence against Women Policy) and at the National Office of the Child Protection Board (2003-2005) he was national project leader prevention and national project leader interculturalisation. Previously he lead the Programme Youth and Sexuality at NIGZ (National Institute for Health Care Prevention), lead Projects, research, campaigning on gender based violence and domestic violence (at TransAct, NGO on sexual and domestic violence), led Projects on CAN, sexual violence and elderly abuse (programme Tackling Violence in relationships of interdependence (at NIZW, National Institute on Care and Well Being) and was social worker at the Child Protection Service (Confidential Doctors BVA/ AMK; Advisory ad Reporting Center on Child Abuse and Neglect).
He earned his master degree in Social Sciences (sociology) at the University of Amsterdam (1994). During his whole career, he attended many trainings on tackling violence, diiversity, project and programme management and strategy and implementation (e.g. Nyenrode FMA 2009).
During his Msc studies in Amsterdam, he was an independent film maker (documentaries) and studied movie science (University of Amsterdam), was a tutor of women's studies (University of Amsterdam), did prevention work for boys at schools and researched sexual violence by young Netherlands, Turkish-Netherlands, Moroccan-Netherlands, Surinam and Antillean men.