Kristinn Torfason

Kristinn Már Torfason


I am 55 years old, born and live in Akureyri, Iceland. I am married to Sunna Vilborg Jónsdóttir and we have three children and one grandchild. I learned about Gentle Teaching 1993 from Dan Hobbs and since 2012 I have collaborated closely with many great people from the Gentle Teaching community. I have worked in the field from 1988 and from 1991 as Director. I work in a service for people with intellectual disabilities and have specialized in challenging behavioral. My main job as Director is to manage everything from economic responsibility, staff members organizing and to make sure that the daily needs for the people we serve are met.
I have worked with Gentle Teaching since 1993 and implemented it in my organization and around Iceland for people with disability as well for elderly. I have given presentations about GT around Iceland since 1996 and in many GTI conference. I have trained caregivers in Gentle Teaching as certified Master Mentor around Iceland since 1995.

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