DSC02337 Meeting on improving the cooperation between Child and Youth Protection Center of Zagreb and Center for social welfare of Zagreb

News Director Prof. Sc.D. Gordana Buljan Flander and members of our Center's multidisciplinary team held a meeting with the director of Center for Social Welfare (CSW) of Zagreb, Tatjana Brozić Perić, and the heads of all subsidiaries CSW Zagreb on 14 February 2017 in the The Child and Youth Protection Center of Zagreb.These meetings are part of the common cooperation between the Center and CSW Zagreb to improve the already existing good practice in protecting the best interest of children. About 40% of children who are involved in the assessment and treatment in the Center come on the recommendation of the relevant social welfare centers so the cooperation between the institutions and a system as a whole is necessary. So far, cooperation was rated good and takes place directly through the contacts between experts and joint action.

Published: 17.02.2017. | Read more >

logo internet Celebrating the Safer Internet Day by organising workshops for children and youth

News The Child and Youth Protection Centre of Zagreb has systematically been devoted to developing digital literacy and to protecting children in the online world. On the occasion of the Safer Internet Day we united with children and youth once again, in order to learn from each other. Around 30 children aged 12 to 18, included in the day hospital program, participated in these workshops which were run by Domagoj Štimac, MD, psychiatrist and chief physician, and Ella Selak Bagarić, psychologist.

Published: 07.02.2017. | Read more >

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News Training for professionals under the title "Manipulation of Children in Parental Divorce" was held in the Social Welfare Centre of Split on 23 and 24 January 2017. Training included topics like high conflict divorce, methods of manipulating the child, parental alienation and psychological mechanisms underlining such behaviours, focusing attention on children's needs and on what professionals could do to protect children's best interests. The training was conducted by Prof. Sc.D. Gordana Buljan Flander and Mia Roje, psychologist. Prof. Sc.D. Buljan Flander also conducted a supervision session of the cases in this Centre.

Published: 27.01.2017. | Read more >

ANNOUNCEMENT: Center in Osijek is not a part of Child and Youth Protection Center of Zagreb

News Regarding numerous patients’ and experts’ inquiries about opening an institution named similar as ours in Osijek, we inform parents and professional community that Child and Youth Protection Center of Zagreb is not associated with opening Child and Youth Protection Center in Osijek in any way – organizational, by program, neither by supervision.

Published: 11.01.2017. | Read more >

Petra Šimčić, mag. psych. and Dominik Šmida, mag. psych. Multi-Agency Cooperation in the best interests of children victims of sexual violence

News As part of the Child Protection Hub SSE project, a training which dealt with the best interests of the child victims of sexual violence was held in Budapest from 21 to 22 of December. The training brought together professionals from 9 countries – Croatia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Hungary, Moldova, Romania and Serbia. Croatia was represented by Center’s experts – Petra Šimčić, mag. psych. and Dominik Šmida, mag. psych, and juvenile judge Lana Peto Kujundžić, who was one of the coaches who led the training.

Published: 29.12.2016. | Read more >

DSC_3182 Interactive training for community nurses in the health care system focused on vulnerable groups of patients

News "Interactive training for community nurses in the health care system focused on vulnerable groups of patients", organised by the Croatian Nursing Association, was held in the Child and Youth Protection Centre of Zagreb, on 19 December 2016. Many community nurses from Zagreb and other parts of Croatia participated in this training.

Published: 24.12.2016. | Read more >

Screenshot 2016-12-18 09.49.45 Child Protection Hub SEE published informative video about how our Centre works

News Network Terre des Hommes financed the informative video about the work of the Child and Youth Centre of the City of Zagreb. The video is 3:33 minutes long and it was created after the study visit to the Centre in November 2016. The visit was organised within the project Child Protection Hub SEE being conducted in eight countries: Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, Albania, Romania, Bulgaria and the Republic of Moldova. Partner organisation for Croatia is the Brave Phone.

Published: 18.12.2016. | Read more >

Lansiranje aplikacije - izvor UNICEF Montenegro UNICEF Montenegro presented application about safety on the Internet intended for children

News UNICEF Montenegro presented application for children aiming at the prevention of online violence, on 16 November 2016. The title of the application is "NET friends". Tea Brezinšćak, psychologist of the Centre participated in the development of the application.

Published: 17.12.2016. | Read more >

tea brezinšćak Professionals of the Centre participated in celebrating the International month of figth against addiction

News Within the International month of fight against addiction, the professionals of the Centre participated in the Symposium "New and old addictions from the perspective of health institutions" and by delivering the lecture "Social networks and internet addiction".

Published: 17.12.2016. | Read more >

Komunikološka škola _ autor Mirko Cvjetko Participants of Matrix Croatica School of Communicology visited Centre

News The students of the Matrix Croatica School of Communicology, held in Zagreb from 7 to 11 December 2016, visited the Child and Youth Protection Centre of the City of Zagreb, continuing the successful collaboration from previous years. This is the eighth time this School gathered young and prospective students of journalism and communicology in order to provide additional extracurricular education in the field of the media.

Published: 17.12.2016. | Read more >

Queen Silvia with PROMISE project board and experts PROMISE PROJECT:Regional Conference and Study Visit held in Linköping, Sweden

News On 28-29 November 2016, professionals from around Europe came in Linköping to gather inspiration to launch an innovative way to support child victims of violence in their own countries. The conference and study visit took place over one and a half days, gathering practitioners, national authorities, NGOs and regional bodies from across Europe. The objectives of the conference included to facilitate regional exchange of good practice and to build a strong European movement for multi-disciplinary and inter-agency services, which embody international and regional legal obligations. Director of Child Protection Center, Gordana Buljan Flander, PhD, and Center`s psychologist Ana Marija Španić joined the conference and the study visit. The first day was dedicated to the conference, including presentations from key experts in the area. The second day was dedicated to a study visit at Barnahus Linköping.

Published: 08.12.2016. | Read more >

IMG-20161116-WA0000 Study visit to our Centre within the project Child Protection Hub for South East Europe

News The Brave Phone, in cooperation with the agency Terre des Hommes hosted the international study visit by the participants from Romania, Moldavia, Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina on 15 and 16 November 2016. The aim of the visit was sharing knowledge about good practice in the field of child protection. The focus of the study visit was The Child and Youth Protection Centre of the City of Zagreb, as an example of a health institution offering free multidisciplinary help to children and their families in Croatia.

Published: 28.11.2016. | Read more >

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News Educational program for minors’ defenders took place on Tuesday, November 22nd in the Croatian Bar Association. The accent was put on interdisciplinary knowledge acquisition; therefore various topics have been discussed by eminent experts, diversiform professions and work positions. Director of Child and Youth Protection Center of Zagreb, Assoc. Prof. Gordana Buljan Flander, Ph.D. has given a lecture “Adolescence and risk behavior” and interactive representation regarding forensic interviewing children.

Published: 25.11.2016. | Read more >

Kliničke psihologinje Bruna Profaca, Sena Puhovski i Ivana Ćosić Pregrad Professionals of the Centre at the 24th Annual Conference of Croatian Psychologists in Opatija

News The 24th Annual Conference of Croatian Psychologists, with the central theme – Psychology in the prevention of impairments and in health protection. According to the words of Josip Lopižić, the President of Croatian Society of Psychology, the theme of the prevention of impairments and health protection is important in clinical and health psychology, but also in other areas of psychological research and practice.

Published: 21.11.2016. | Read more >

vesna simpozij psihijatrija At the Symposium on Psychiatric Nursing

News Symposium of the Psychiatric Society of Croatia Psychiatric Nursing Association on the theme: "Long term care" and Psychiatric Nrusing in DTS and DTP was held in the Westin Hotel in Zagreb, on 18 November 2016.

Published: 19.11.2016. | Read more >

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