IMG_0764 (1) At the Conference About Child-Friendly Justice “In the Name of the Child” in Slovenia

News Association of the state attorneys of Slovenia and the Police Directorate of Slovenia, with the participation of the Centre for education of the Slovenian Ministry of Justice organised their traditional 16th conference, under the title "In the name of the child", which was held in the Congress Centre Brdo at Brdo Kranj on 6 and 7 April 2017.

Published: 21.04.2017. | Read more >

Director of Child and Youth Protection Center Gordana Buljan Flander and Centers psychologist Ana Marija Spanic in Haarlem On Third PROMISE project Service Exchange Meeting in Haarlem, Netherlands

News After successful regional conference in Linköping and previous exchange meetings in Zagreb and Reykjavik, on 13-14 March 2017 professionals from around Europe came to Haarlem where the third Service Exchange Meeting of the PROMISE project was held. The key theme of the meeting was transfer and adaptation of the project model: the next steps, specifically focusing on promoting MD/IA with linking policy and practice – current practices and challenges in implementing child friendly practices within the child protection systems, implementation in different national contexts and MD/IA services becoming active agents for change in Europe.

Published: 16.04.2017. | Read more >

cover Celebrating 2017 World Health Day Campaign on Depression

News City Council Health Department of the City of Zagreb is celebrating 2017 World Health Day campaign on depression on 7 April, under the auspices of the World Health Organisation. This year the recommended theme is "Dealing with depression" (the campaign is conducted under the title: Depression, let’s talk).

Published: 31.03.2017. | Read more >

Matej Ilić Buljan s Brave Phone Volunteer Wins the Volunteer Oscar for 2016.

News The eighth award for the best Zagreb volunteer was held in the City Hall. The winner was a long time volunteer of the Brave Phone, Matej Ilić Buljan. That was the decision of citizens who elected him via electronic voting on the internet web page, or at the headquarters of the Volunteer Centre Zagreb, or even by sending their votes by snail mail, between 30 January and 19 February 2017.

Published: 30.03.2017. | Read more >

peseki u poliklinici Therapy Dogs Evie and Heidi Started Working with Children at the Centre

News Bichon Havanese dogs Evie and Heidi, trained for the needs of children and youth of the socially vulnerable groups (AAI, AAT), have been working with a certified dog guide Renata Fridrih, educator – speech therapist, since 21 March 2017. The dogs were trained according to the holistic approach where the dog is in partnership with the guide, and their behaviour signals children's needs while participating in working with them. Dogs work individually, in pairs and in groups of children. Their work in the project is conducted on the principle one dog – more clients.

Published: 23.03.2017. | Read more >

S lijeva: Ninoslava Pećnik, Branka Starc, Bruna Profaca, Gordana Keresteš The Seventh Annual Conference “Let’s Grow Together” and Let’s Grow Together Plus”

News The Seventh Annual Conference "Let's Grow Together" and Let's Grow Together Plus" was held in Zagreb on 17 and 18 March 2017, with 250 participants from all over Croatia, who have been working with parents in this programme. Sc.D. Bruna Profaca, psychologist of the Centre, participated with the invited lecture "Pitfalls for Parents: Risks and Support Opportunities" in which she presented possible risks, as well as protective factors in the relationship parent-child and positive parenting.

Published: 22.03.2017. | Read more >

Mia Roje and Sara Lulić Pilot Study “Child Abuse in the Eyes of Helping Professions Students” Presented in Sarajevo

News The Fifth congress of psychologists of Bosnia and Herzegovina with international participation was held in Sarajevo from 2 to 4 March 2017. Child and Youth Protection Center of Zagreb was represented by Mia Roje, mag. psych. in collaboration with Sara Lulić, mag. psych., from the organization Brave Phone. They presented the results of the pilot study of the knowledge of helping professions students about child abuse in Croatia and their way of attributing blame and responsibility for child abuse.

Published: 09.03.2017. | Read more >

indija Ambassador of India Visited Child and Youth Protection Center of Zagreb

News Ambassador of India, Mr. Sandeep Kumar, visited Child and Youth Protection Center of Zagreb and the Brave Phone. Director Prof. Sc.D. Gordana Buljan Flander, Deputy Director Domagoj Štimac, MD, psychiatrist and chief physician, and Head of diagnostics and treatment Ph.D. Bruna Profaca informed the guest about the work of the Center. Mr. Kumar expressed his interest in exploring the effects of the Center in the protection of abused children, and also readiness to support possible cooperation of the Center with international experts.

Published: 28.02.2017. | Read more >

unnamed (11) Experts from Slovenia Visited Center to Establish Future Cooperation

News Experts from the Correctional Institution in Kranj (Vzgojni zavod) and the Youth Care Centre in Ljubljana, have visited the Child and Youth Protection Center of Zagreb on 27 of February 2017. Center’s work was presented to them by Head of diagnosis and treatment, Ph.D. Bruna Profaca.

Published: 27.02.2017. | Read more >

2017-02-21 13.49.58 Round table “Psychologists and 21 Century”

News Round table "Psychologists and 21 Century" was held within the framework of the 10th Psychology Week at the Child and Youth Protection Centre of the City of Zagreb, in Zagreb on 21 February 2017. The moderator of the Round table was Sc.D. Bruna Profaca of the Child and Youth Protection Centre of the City of Zagreb. Participants were Sena Puhovski, and Ivana Ćosić Pregrad, psychologists of the Centre, Prof. Sc.D. Gordana Keresteš of the Department of Psychology at the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb, Branka Starc, psychologist of the Centre for Parenting Support "Let's Grow Together" and Anamarija Vuić, psychologist of the Brave Phone NGO.

Published: 23.02.2017. | Read more >

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 >

split1 Training in the Social Welfare Centre of Split

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 >

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