Kim Parker worked for over 35 years as a child and youth care professional with adolescents and their families. She is now retired, ending that part of her career as the Prepare Curriculum® Programming Specialist at Batshaw Youth and Family Centres in Quebec, Canada. Kim continues to provide support to others through consultation and mentoring of Family TIES and Prepare Curriculum programming. Kim is coauthor, with Robert Calame of articles, chapters and the book Family TIES as well as having collaborated on Problem Solving Training in the Prepare Curriculum Implementation series. This is her second time serving as president of the PREPSEC International Board.

phone: +1 450 226 5805
country: Canada

Ola Hall was in his early twenties, when he started working within the Swedish prison and probation service. In 2001 Ola became an ART-tranier.
In 2005 he became ART Master trainer and a part of a national team, training staff members and developing manuals for the PREPARE curriculum.
After ten years within the prison and probation service, Ola started working in the municipality of Hässleholm as a project manager for EU financed projects.
The focus of many projects to come where disadvantedged young people.
Ola has been working with Motivational Interviewing since 2001 and has been a member of MINT (Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers) since 2015.
Since 2019 he is still working with EU-financed projects, now within Folkuniversity.
Ola has been working with lectures and education in MI, ART, PREPARE curriculum and Relapse prevention (addiction treatment) within his own company, SMART Utbildningscentrum since 2005.
One of his most resent work is the development of a training manual for gaming disorder among children and young adults, with a project connected to the University of Lund.
Ola has also resently developed a extended version of Relapse prevention, a training manual for treatment of substance addiction.
He is also the drive behind a yearly conference in Sweden, focusing on Motivational Interviewing.

Our Valuable Board Members

Johan Björkehed has a Masters degree in Community Safety Management and a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University in Karlstad. He became an ART-instructor in 2005 and ART-master trainer in 2008. He is also a CBT therapist. Since 2003 he has been working for the National Board of Institutional Care (NBIC) in Klarälvsgården, a special residential home for young people age 15-21 with psychosocial problems, substance abuse and criminal behaviour.
Maris Süld has a Master’s Degree in Education and has worked with children and adults for the last 10 years. She is presently a headteacher at Kindluse Primary School in Järveküla, Estonia. Maris was working in a special educational school when she first got to know about AART. She participated in the PREPSEC conference in 2016 in Wroclaw. As a master trainer of AART since 2018, she has trained AART trainers for the Department of Justice, the Social Insurance Board, various schools and youth centres. She has co-written articles about AART in Estonia’s National Teacher’s Newspaper and in the Special Educator’s Magazine. Maris is co-founder of PREPSEC Eesti.
Tiina Röning – a psychologist, a psychotherapist, a vocational coach and a mother. Undeniably, slightly different roles in top sports and family life dress me differently for different situations. But just like psychology, everyday life is a skill that can be practiced.
She has a Master’s degree in psychology and is now a Licensed psychologist in Finland. She also is a Valvira Psychotherapist and a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Specialist. She is a member of Finnish Aggression Replacement Training® Society Suomen ART.
Bengt Daleflod is a psychologist and psychotherapist with a CBT orientation. Daleflod works within SiS (National Board of Institutional Care in Sweden) where he is responsible for the ART program. He also runs a private psychology practice in partnership with his beautiful wife. Daleflod was previously vice president of PREPSEC International and is now the current president of PREPSEC Sweden.
Nathalie graduated from l’Université de Montréal in B.SC. Psychoéducation in 1996 and is a member of the professional order, OPPQ, she has been working in Francophone Youth Center since then. Trained in ART by Robert Calame in 2010, she now leads the implementation of ART through training, animating, coaching, supporting and assuring quality of the method in over a dozen francophone residential treatment units of boys and girls in the Montérégie region as well
as other agencies in the Quebec network.
Her manuals, exercises and innovations to support the program have also factored into the development of an on-line version training of AAART (Adapted, Advanced Aggression Replacement Training) in Quebec for francophones. Her clinical skills are specifically aligned with enhancement of the delivery of Goldstein materials as well as adept leadership with newer social competence devotees in the francophone sector of child and youth care in Quebec.

Past Presidents – Advisory Board

Kelli Dillingham Parcher is a youth Detention Manager. Kelli has a background history with 26 years of rehabilitative work with incarcerated adults and youth. She has 18 years of operating a Washington States Detention Center for juvenile offenders. In 2010 Kelli became a certified Master Trainer in Washington State Aggression Replacement Training and annually facilitates youth groups. As well, she has a Master Trainer in PEACE-ART/ We Teach Peace with Dr. Sara Salmon. ( In 2017 she became part of the University of Washington program development team and is a certified Master Trainer for GOAL. Kelli’s expertise is in providing social emotional learning for moderate and high risk youth. Kelli is team member of Paz Consultz which has the main focus of training the trainers in leading groups in Empathy, Anger Control, Moral Reasoning, Social Skills, Character Education and Parent Empowerment.

phone: +1360-301-3551
country: USA