The first Croatian university textbook on violence of children and among children

Textbook authors: Hana Hrpka, Gordana Buljan Flander and Vesna Bilić

The first Croatian university textbook about child abuse, titled “Violence of Children and among Children”, written by dr sc. Vesna Bilić, prof. dr sc. Gordana Buljan Flander and Hana Hrpka, prof., was presented in House of journalists in Zagreb. The book was presented by prof.dr sc. Marina Ajduković and consulting editors prof.dr sc Dubravka Kocijan Hercigonja and Pedrag Zarevski, the authors themselves and by prof. dr sc. Krunoslav Matešić, editor in chief of the publishing house “Slap”.

As previously said, the book is a university textbook which actualizes the issue in an up-to-date, consequent and comprehensive fashion. It is divided in four thematic units including types of abuse, special types of abuse and protection, treatment and prevention. Encouraging reflection before each chapter, the book invites the readers to read engagingly and introduces them in the discussion, while questions at the end of each chapter wrap up the thematic unit facilitating the learning process. Rich content, modern theories, distinct models and results of the most up-to-date research complete the knowledge resources in the field of abuse and neglect of children and adolescents