prag At the Meeting of European Experts on the Manipulaton of Children During Divorce in Prague

News In Prague, on 11 July 2017, a meeting was organized which brought together practitioners from across Europe who are dealing with the manipulation of children by parents in divorce proceedings. The purpose of the meeting was to establish European Association of Parental Alienation Practitioners (EAPAP, https://www.eapap.eu/) that will deal with this issue at a systematic international and multidisciplinary level.

Published: 01.08.2017. | Read more >

Prof.Gordana Buljan Flander, PhD, Director of Child and Youth Protection Center of Zagreb and Ana Marija Spanic, Center`s psychologist, at the FRA Symposium EU Agency for Fundamental Rights Report 2017 at high-level symposium in Brussels

News Prof. Gordana Buljan Flander, PhD, Director of Child and Youth Protection Center of Zagreb and Ana Marija Spanic, Center`s psychologist, were invited to attend the European Union Agency fo Fundamental Rights (FRA) high-level symposium '2007-2017: "Is Europe doing enough to protect fundamental rights – the children`s perspective", held on 28 June 2017 in Brussels, Belgium.

Published: 04.07.2017. | Read more >

Gordana Buljan Flander and Ana Marija Spanic with Marta Santos Pais, Special Representative to the UN Secretary-General on Violence against Children Successful final PROMISE project Conference in Brussels: Launching the European Barnahus Movement

News After successful two years of PROMISE project, including exchange meetings in Zagreb, Reykjavik and Haarlem, as well as the regional conference and study visit in Linköping, on 14 June 2017 professionals from around Europe came to the European Committee of Regions in Brussels where the final PROMISE project Conference: Launching the European Barnahus Movement, was held. The PROMISE project has since 2015 been part of consolidating and strengthening the Barnahus movement in Europe by exchanging learning and providing quality standards and tools.

Published: 22.06.2017. | Read more >

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News On June 8th, the Croatian Chamber of Advocates organized lectures on child and the system manipulation during parental divorce proceedings as part of the educational program "Child-friendly Justice II". Lectures were held intersectoral, with the collaboration of our Principal, psychologist and psychotherapist Prof. Sc. D. Gordana Buljan Flander and Judge of the Zagreb County Court, Lana Peto Kujundžić.

Published: 13.06.2017. | Read more >

albanija At The First Mediterranean Summit for Child Protection and Wellbeing in Albania

News The University of Tirana hosted the First Mediterranean Summit for Child Protection and Wellbeing from 1st to 3rd of June in Albania. Eleven countries of the Mediterranean were represented by members of the Ministries of Social Policy and Youth with professors from Departments of Psychology of the University of Slovenia, Algeria, Palestine, Israel, Malta, Greece, Turkey, Albania, Italy and Spain. Center for Child and Youth Protection of Zagreb was represented by mag. psych. Dominik Šmida.

Published: 09.06.2017. | Read more >

18745340_10213243408939327_1252370795_o Training in Rijeka About Parental Manipulation of Children in Divorce

News Training for the staff of the Social Welfare Centre Rijeka under the title "Parental Manipulation of Children in Divorce" was held on 23 and 24 May 2017. It was conducted by Prof.Sc.D. Gordana Buljan Flander and Mia Roje, psychologist.

Published: 27.05.2017. | Read more >

DSC02412 Professional Visit of the Psychological Societies of Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Brčko District

News Professionals of the Psychological Society of Republika Srpska, the Psychological Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Psychological Society of the Brčko District visited the Centre on 24 May 2017. Their two-day visit to the City of Zagreb institutions, organised within their specialist education "Psychological Support of Children in Criminal Proceedings", included their visit to the Zagreb County Court, the Crime Investigation Police Department, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the Ombudsman for Children.

Published: 26.05.2017. | Read more >

Izvor ilustracjie: pixabay.com First Meeting of the Parents’ Committee

News Professionals and parents gathered at the first meeting of the Parents' Committee of the Child and Youth Protection Centre of the City of Zagreb on 24 April 2017. Prof. Sc.D. Gordana Buljan Flander and other professionals welcomed the parents, emphasising the importance of cooperation and exchange of experience and ideas among the parents and the professionals in achieving changes which may contribute to children and families welfare in the society.

Published: 16.05.2017. | Read more >

ela tunis At the International Conference in Tunisia on Combating Exploitation and Abuse against Children

News Ella Selak Bagarić, psychologist of the Child Protection Centre of Zagreb gave an invited lecture as a Council of Europe expert. She participated in the International Conference on Combating Exploitation and Abuse against Children (Conférence internationale sur la prévention et la lutte contre l’exploitation et les abus sexuels à l’encontre des enfants – Expériences comparées entre l’Europe et la Tunisie), organised by the Tunisian Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Women, Families and Children and the Council of Europe in Tunisia on 5 May 2017.

Published: 16.05.2017. | Read more >

IMG-20170509-WA0007-20170511-212104545 Professional Training for Lawyers About Court Proceedings Against Underage and Young Off-age Persons

News Lectures on the judicial treatment of underage and juvenile offenders (aged 18-21 at the time of offence and under 23 at the time of court trial) in the justice institutions of Croatia were given in the Croatian Bar Association on 9 May 2017. Following the contemporary examples of good practice, the lectures were intersectoral, in cooperation with Prof. Sc.D. Gordana Buljan Flander, psychologist and psychotherapist and Lana Peto Kujundžić, judge of the County Juvenile Court Zagreb.

Published: 11.05.2017. | Read more >

banja luka At the Seminar of World Vision International in Banja Luka

News A seminar organised by the World Vision International, Banja Luka branch, was held in Banja Luka on Wednesday and Thursday, 3 and 4 May 2017. Prof. Sc.D. Gordana Buljan Flander was invited to run the seminar. The aim of the seminar was training the members of the Coalition for Child Protection in abuse prevention and in building safe environment for the children of Banja Luka, Kneževo, Kotor Varoš and Čelinac.

Published: 09.05.2017. | Read more >

pedagozi 1 Collaboration with the Council of High School Educators of Zagreb County

News Meeting of the Council of High School Educators of the Zagreb County was held at the Child and Youth Protection Centre of the City of Zagreb on 8 May 2017. Visiting and establishing further cooperation, educators also attended lectures given by professionals working for the Centre and the Brave Phone.

Published: 09.05.2017. | Read more >

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News Students and teachers of the International Seminar "Child Abuse" visited the Child and Youth Protection Centre of the City of Zagreb on 26 April 2017. The seminar was planned for undergraduate and graduate students of social education, social work, special education and rehabilitation, and organised and realised by professors from the Netherlands (Inholland University of Applied Sciences, Amsterdam), Belgium (UC Leuven-Limburg, Leuven and Odisee, Bruxelles), Slovakia (Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra), Poland (Kazimiery Pulaski University of Technology and Humanities in Radom) and Croatia (Faculty of Special Education and Rehabilitation, Zagreb University).

Published: 08.05.2017. | Read more >

18296932_10213035358938207_1687355252_o First Meeting of the Children’s Committee of the Child and Youth Protection Centre

News The first meeting of the Children's Committee of the Child and Youth Protection Centre, which we nicknamed the "Little Committee", was held on Wednesday, 3 May 2017. It was attended by a small number of children (aged 7-11) – four girls, because some of the members were sick and others celebrated their birthdays. However, it did not prevent us from working and having fun.

Published: 07.05.2017. | Read more >

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News Fundamental Right Agency (FRA) organized an event ''It felt like I was just a puppet: How to improve child participation" on 28 April 2017 in Vienna. The main topic was improving and empowering child participation in legal processes and justice system in general. According to FRA, over 2.5 million children participate in judicial proceedings across the European Union (EU) every year, affected by parental divorce or as victims of, or witnesses to, crime. Ensuring a child-friendly legal system thus has to be a matter of priority for all the experts involved. Children were also included in this meeting and they ideas, testimonies and stories were taken with high importance.

Published: 06.05.2017. | Read more >

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