Krachtwerk on tour: 26 practices of recovery and empowerment in the USA.

Eefje Driessen, Joep Holten, Max A. Huber, Michiel Lochtenberg, Rosalie Metze, Paulina Sedney

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In January 2013, a group of 6 professionals associated with the HvA Research and development Centre for society and Law made a study trip to the USA. Under the name "Krachtwerk on tour" they traveled three weeks through the USA, covering about 7000 km from Boston to San Francisco and Berkeley, through New york, Chicago, Kansas and Los. They visited 25 projects, organizations and research groups and spoke with over 115 professionals. The study trip was inspired by reorganizations in the welfare state of the Netherlands. The Dutch model was moving towards a more American model of individual responsibility. By meeting the frontrunners in the field, the authors gathered experiences and ideas they could can use in their research, education, and practice. In their concluding chapter, they describe their general and personal impressions. Because peer run organizations have been applied in The States for many years, visiting these organizations was a source of inspiration for similar projects in the Netherlands. During their tour, the authors maintained a blog on with stories and videos.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherHogeschool van Amsterdam, Research and Development Centre for Society and Law
Number of pages84
Publication statusPublished - May 2013


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