Below is a sample of projects we did for organisations and individuals on the island of Sint Maarten. It serves as an illustration of what we can do, not as a resume.
Psychology is in everything, you will encounter it in your every day life on different levels. Therefore no two cases are alike. Our cases serve as an ever expanding example of how we can help you or help you help yourself.
This psychosocial project of the White and Yellow Cross Care Foundation, funded by the National Disaster Fund, linked young adolescents and seniors of St. Maarten together through life story interviewing concerning coping with (the aftermath of) hurricanes. It had the focus to develop intergenerational connection, stimulating providing psychosocial support and to enrich the documentation of … Continue reading Hurricanes and Rainbows
Connecting with professionals in the field is one of the main focal areas of Inspired. For psychologists and allied professionals, APAP SXM (Association of Psychologists and Allied Professionals) is the platform to connect and share knowledge and experience in the field of psychology. Being active (board) members of the association Caroline and Sanne invest in … Continue reading APAP: professional platform
With the Government of St. Maarten, K1 DIRECT committed to assist in manning and coordinating the logistics related to emergency shelters, coordinating the distribution of relief goods, and conducting first response. Though they have a pre-determined role assist in these areas, they are very much aware of the unpredictability and chaos related to crises and … Continue reading Training Psychosocial Support in Disasters – K1 DIRECT
Sister Basilia Center (SBC) is part of the White and Yellow Cross Care Foundation; the leading care organization after the hospital on Sint Maarten. We were honoured to be able to assist them in 2019 with the development of a manual for a new care product. The White and Yellow Cross Care Foundation was preparing … Continue reading Method development SBC
In 2020 we were honoured to be able to contribute to the development of the study program ‘SPW’ at NIPA (see for more information on their website). We designed and implemented the course of ‘Care for Persons with a Disability’ – a matter we both carry in our hearts. In this course we were able … Continue reading Teaching at NIPA
In June 2020 a program was organised for the coordinators of MHF. Based on a screening session with them a tailor made training program was designed. The program included a baseline team assessment on the Five Behaviors of Lencioni, leading to a focus on trust being the foundation of the pyramid, healthy conflict and commitment. … Continue reading Team Development MHF
During the thrive week at AUC we provided the staff a workshop called: ‘Juggling with the demands of a pandemic’. The workshop touched on topics like: becoming aware of the extra challenges we face, whether or not you should adjust your expectations towards yourself and others. How to connect rather than correct, and what tools … Continue reading Workshop at AUC
Saba Reach Foundation is a non-profit organization which serves to facilitate sustainable employment and participation opportunities for (young) adult residents of Saba with a distance to the labor market. Being a non-profit organization has its challenges. Mental health issues continue to come to the forefront in the workplace and in our communities. Nonprofit organizations are … Continue reading Workshop Saba Reach Foundation
At the beginning of 2022, a Team Development Program was rolled out for the District Nursing department of the White Yellow Cross Care Foundation. The ambition of the District Nursing team is to have productive team dynamics, which goes hand in hand with the model of the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team organization. The … Continue reading Team Development District Nursing
Following the devastating impact on St Maarten of two consecutive hurricanes, Irma and Maria in 2017, the Netherlands Red Cross and St Maarten Branch launched recovery and relief efforts. A mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) assessment was conducted in June 2018 that highlighted a number of gaps, needs, and opportunities. Strengthening the capacity of … Continue reading Red Cross St. Maarten, Saba & Statia