Janita is a master ‘translator’ of children. In 1994 she initiated the PresentChild® Method in the Netherlands (‘Het Fluisterkind®) In 2004 she started training professionals and in 2008 her book ‘Het Fluisterkind’ was published. This book will be published in English in the summer of 2012. Nowadays in the Netherlands 175 child translators use the method with their clients.
A pilot-study (amongst parents and child translators) towards scientific research on the PresentChild Method was completed in 2010 and shows promising results.