Tarja ja Pekka Arbelius


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Ihalan Tupa’s managing director is public health nurse, trained in family intervention procedure, and psychotherapist Tarja Arbelius. She is also one of the two foster parents of Satuniemi’s foster home. She has experience in the school health care, maternity care, and prenatal care. She has worked in social and health care since she was 18.


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Tarja’s right hand is her husband Pekka Arbelius who is the another foster parent in Satuniemi. Pekka has work experience in wood industry and he has good craftsman skills. He is also introducing the youth in outdoors activities and wilderness skills. Also he is an excellent cook. Ice-hockey and physical training are close to his heart as well referee’s tasks.