Ms Jana Verplancke
Jana Verplancke joined ICRH in May 2018 to work with dr. Ines Keygnaert and Saar Baert on the further implementation and evaluation of the sexual assault care centres in Belgium.
She focuses on the development of a telephone and chat line to facilitate the access to these centres. She works on a pilot study for a new chat service that will bring victims of SV in touch with further help services. Since April 2019 she coordinate this chat service as an outreach tool to the victims with the aim to facilitate the access to the SACCs in Belgium.
Projects of Jana
Chatline for victims of sexual violence and their support figures: development and pilot study
This project aims to make aid as accessible as possible to victims of sexual violence and their support figures. In a first phase the feasibility of a phone- and chatline was researched and a model was developed. Subsequently, the piloting of the chatline model was requested by the Belgian government. The piloting consists of two main parts. The first part holds the launching of a chat service for victims of sexual assault and their support figures. The chat service was launched on April 10th 2019 and aims to bring victims of sexual violence in touch with a SACC or other specialized caregivers.
Project ongoing Interpersonal violence
The Belgian Sexual Assault Care Centres: from piloting to evaluation
Subsequent to ICRH’s feasibility study on the development and validation of a model of holistic care for victims of sexual violence in Belgium, the Federal State Secretary of Equality assigned ICRH to pilot and evaluate Sexual Assault Care Centres (SACC) in Ghent, Brussels and Liège.