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Screenshot 2017-12-06 13.21.06 NOVA TV: “Children in institutions deteriorate: 400 children are waiting for adoption each year, and 600 adoptive parents are waiting for the child”

News Nova TV announced on 6 December 2017 a report by journalist Barbara Golja on the occasion of the roundtable organized by the Children's Home in Nazorova "Child on Hold". Director of the Child and Youth Protection Centre of Zagreb Prof. Dr. Sc. Gordana Buljan Flander participated.

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IMAG1542-20171205-194417118 Education for professionals from Slavonia

News On Monday, 4 December 2017 Child and Youth Protection Centre of Zagreb visited our friends and colleagues from Slavonia for education. It was organized by Rev. Josip Bošnjaković, a psychologist. Twenty participants from Family Counseling of Slavonski Brod and Osijek, Family Violence Counseling Centers and Slavonski Brod Social Welfare Center participated in the education.

Published: 06.12.2017. | Read more >

IMG-20171130-WA0005-20171204-130746760-20171204-130747366 About manipulation of children during divorce in Pula

News The training of experts on the topic "Manipulation of children during divorce" was organized by the Center for Social Welfare Pula on 29 and 30 November, 2017 . Training was led by Prof. Dr. Sc. Gordana Buljan Flander and psychologist Mia Roje, MA. The education took place at the House of mentally ill adults Villa Maria and attendees were from Centers of Pula, Pazin, Labin, Rovinj, Poreč and Buje, as also as Pula Police Station.

Published: 04.12.2017. | Read more >

Prof. Dr. Sc. Gordana Buljan Flander At an International Conference on Domestic Violence in Zagreb

News From November 29 to December 1, 2017, an international conference on "Domestic Violence and Other Forms of Gender-Based Violence: A Step to Live without Violence" was held in Zagreb. The invited lecturers participated in this conference were Prof. Dr. Sc. Gordana Buljan Flander and Dr. Sc. Bruna Profaca.

Published: 03.12.2017. | Read more >

From left:  Doc. Dr. Sc. Vanja Slijepčević Saftić, ISPCAN President Dr. Sc. Bernard Gerbaka and Ella Selak Bagarić At ISPCAN Conference in Dubai

News The Conference about the Problem of Child Abuse and Neglect was held in Dubai on November 19 - 22, under the auspices of The International Society for Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN), the umbrella institution for the monitoring and prevention of child abuse and neglect. ISPCAN President Dr. Sc. Bernard J. Gerbaka gave an introductory lecture. The conference program was also attended by the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Science, as well as UNICEF and the World Health Organization.

Published: 03.12.2017. | Read more >

20171126_114640 About high-conflict divorces, manipulation and child alienation in Sarajevo

News Last weekend, Director of the Child and Youth Protection Centre of Zagreb, prof. dr. sc. Gordana Buljan Flander, held a lecture as part of the module on "High-conflict divorces, manipulation and child alienation" for studentst from child and adolescent integrative psychotherapy and counseling in Sarajevo.

Published: 27.11.2017. | Read more >

zadar At the 25 Annual Conference of Croatian Psychologists in Zadar

News “Psychology in the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Social Justice” was the theme of the 25 Annual Conference of Croatian Psychologists in Zadar, a scientific and professional meeting held from 8 to 11 November 2017. Psychologists of the Child and Youth Protection Centre of the City of Zagreb actively participated in the Conference.

Published: 27.11.2017. | Read more >

Krapinske Toplice Lecture for parents at Elementary school Krapinske Toplice

News On Monday, 20th of November on the International Day of Children's Rights, Center's psychologist Mia Roje held a lecture for parents at Elementary school Krapinske Toplice.

Published: 26.11.2017. | Read more >

P1220930 In Sarajevo about the child protection and the Convention on the Rights of the Child

News In the organization of the The Archdiocesan Pastoral Youth Center ‘John Paul II’ and Bosnian-Herzegovinian Association for Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy (BHIDAPA) in Sarajevo, on Friday, 24th November, 2017, prof. dr. sc. Gordana Buljan Flander, Director of the Child and Youth Protection Centre of Zagreb, held a invited lecture on child protection and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Published: 25.11.2017. | Read more >

fra Children’s Day: FRA Agency’s publication on legal minimum ages across EU

News On Universal Children’s Day, 20th November the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) publishes a new set of findings on differences in legal minimum ages to help the EU and its Member States eliminate inconsistencies, protection gaps and seemingly arbitrary restrictions resulting from different age thresholds. To highlight these differences the Agency mapped the national legal age requirements in various areas across the EU.

Published: 20.11.2017. | Read more >

Screenshot 2017-11-20 16.08.22 The child has the right to be a child – marking the International Day of Children’s Rights

News On the occasion of the today's International Day of Children's rights and the World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse (November 19th) and also European Day of Protection against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (November 18) we have decided to sensitize the public and experts. It’s so important to raise awareness of sexual violence against children and promote the protection of their rights.

Published: 20.11.2017. | Read more >

Mia Roje and Iolanda Genovese, UNICEF Research Team Florence - Innocenti At the seminar “Human Rights and Children” in Sofia

News The theme for the 17th Informal ASEM (Asia-Europe Foundation) Seminar on Human Rights was “Human Rights and Children”. Hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria, the event took place on 7-9 November 2017 in Sofia, Bulgaria, bringing together civil society experts and government representatives from 51 Asian and European countries, the European Union and the ASEAN Secretariat, to discuss the promotion and protection of the rights of the child.

Published: 16.11.2017. | Read more >

va Asst. prof. Sc.D. Vanja Slijepčević Saftić awarded international scholarship for the course “Law and Health”

News Asst. prof. Sc.D. Vanja Slijepčević Saftić was awarded international scholarship enabling her to attend a 7-day course Law and Health organised by Maastricht University and Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER), attended by 32 medical and legal professionals from 25 countries.

Published: 14.11.2017. | Read more >

a Our Centre visited by Australian delegation

News Australian delegation visited the Child and Youth Protection Centre of Zagreb on 6 November 2017. The members of the delegation learned about our work and our cooperation with other institutions aiming at child protection in Croatia. Australian delegation was headed by senator Zed Seselja who is visiting Croatia and ambassador Elizabeth Petrovic with the Head of cabinet Angela McGuinness, state secretary Barbara Bennet and the representative of the Australian Embassy office for public diplomacy and consular affairs Dijana Grahovac

Published: 14.11.2017. | Read more >

IMG_4946-600x450 Cooperation between the Centre and the Institute for Mental Health in Belgrade through exchange and education of professionals

News Institute for Mental Health in Belgrade and our Centre continued cooperating through exchange of experience and professionals. From 30 October to 3 November, Ella Selak Bagarić, psychologist of the Day Hospital of the Centre was received in the study visit by the Institute, primarily the Day Hospital for Adolescents run by dr. Zagorka Bradić, psychiatrist and psychotherapist.

Published: 14.11.2017. | Read more >

cg Workshop in Montenegro about running small groups of special needs children without parental care

News Psychologist of the Centre, Ella Selak Bagarić participated as an expert in conducting the European Commission workshop about running small groups of special needs children without parental care. The workshop took Place in Bijelo Polje, Montenegro, from 22 to 25 October 2017.

Published: 14.11.2017. | Read more >

22853388_1335039913292144_990806744789792813_n The training for diverse group of professionals in Montenegro who applied to obtain a license to work as a Support Persons to the Child in Family Law related proceedings

News Center’s director, prof. dr. sc. Gordana Buljan Flander participated as one of consultants in education of professionals in Montenegro. The objective of the consultancy was to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Justice of Montenegro for the development of the training material and delivery of the training for diverse group of professionals who applied to obtain a license to work as a Support Persons to the Child (in Family Law related proceedings). As consultants, besides prof.dr.sc. Gordana Buljan Flander from Croatia, participated also prof.dr.sc. Nevena Perušić and prof.dr.sc. Nevena Vučković Šahović from Serbia.

Published: 04.11.2017. | Read more >

Okrugli-stol_Sigurnost-djece-na-internetu-2-600x450 Round table Safe (and Insured) Online about the safety of children on the Internet

News Director of the Swedish Government organisation Swedish Media Council, Ewa Thorslun and Croatian professionals, including Tea Brezinšćak, psychologist of the Child and Youth Protection Centre exchanged their knowledge and experience about the safety of children on the Internet.

Published: 31.10.2017. | Read more >

psihosoc Lecture on psycho-social help for children whose family members suffer from chronic diseases

News Conference organised by the Association helping individuals suffering from ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) and other rare diseases and the "Neuron" Clinic was held on 28 September 2017. The aim of the Conference was promoting and improving patients' rights. Besides the family members of these patients, representatives of Croatian Insurance, local community, as well as the Disability Ombudsman were present.

Published: 31.10.2017. | Read more >

slovenija 1 Training for directors of the Social Welfare Centres in Slovenia

News Director of Child and Youth Protection Center, prof. dr. sc. Gordana Buljan Flander held a training course for directors of the Social Welfare Centres in Slovenia, held in Portorož on 5 October. Prof. dr. sc. Buljan Flander gave a lecture about divorces with emphasis on high-conflict divorce. Directors have pointed out that experts at the Centers for Social Welfare in Slovenia work more and more with parents and children from high-conflict divorces and also expressed the problems encountered in practice.

Published: 27.10.2017. | Read more >

Prof. dr. sc. Gordana Buljan Flander and dr. Sanja Radetić Lovrić At the conference „Psychology and Law in protection of the best interes of child“ in Banja Luka

News Psychological Society of Republika Srpska and UNICEF organized the conference „Psychology and Law protect the best interes of child“, held 12 and 13 October 2017 in Banja Luka, Bosna and Herzegovina. Center`s director prof. Gordana Buljan Flander and psychologist trainee Ana Raguž participated at the conference. Director of Child and Youth Protection Center of Zagreb, prof. Gordana Buljan Flander, PhD, was invited to give a presentation „Forensic Interview with children victims of criminal offenses - Psychological and Legal Aspects“, as part of the lecture was shown NICHD protocol of conducting interviews with child victims and witnesses in investigations.

Published: 27.10.2017. | Read more >

When does the child need the help of a mental professional?

Director's note We have noticed that parents sometimes hesitate to seek professional help for their child and their family. In our culture, contacting a psychologist or a psychiatrist is sometimes seen in a negative light. Parents may be judged by others that something is wrong with them or with their child, that they are unable to solve the problem themselves, and similar. Such attitudes may cause the parents to feel shame and resistance, they may develop anger towards their child who 'causes problems' and parents may start taking their child's psychological difficulties personally.

Published: 27.10.2017. | Read more >

First national study about pre-school children in front of screens (RESULTS)

Research The Child and Youth Protection Centre of the City of Zagreb and the Brave Phone conducted the first national study about pre-school children in front of screens. The study was conducted in kindergartens all over Croatia during 2016 and 2917. Results are based on a cohort of 655 parents of pre-school children, selected by the convenient sample method from both rural and urban areas in different parts of Croatia. Here are the preliminary results of the study.

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SCREEN TIME: First national study about pre-school children in front of screens

Director's note At the time of our grandparents, it was only a TV set, and only for those who could afford it. Today, there are so many screens around us that professionals cannot count them. That is the reason why the expression Screen Time has been introduced. It is the total time someone spends in front of a screen, be it a TV set, laptop, PC, mobile phone, tablet, video game console, or something else. Besides the time we spend in front of screens, we are surrounded by them all the time, whether we want it or not. Screens around us overwhelm our everyday lives with screen saturation, which is another important notion in this study area.

Published: 21.10.2017. | Read more >

Prof. Gordana Buljan Flander and Ana Marija Spanic (Child and Youth Protection Center of Zagreb) with Linda Cordisco Steele (NCAC) Center`s Model Of Work And PROMISE Project Presented At the 15th ISPCAN Regional Conference In Haague

News Director of Child and Youth Protection Center of Zagreb, prof. Gordana Buljan Flander, PhD, was invited to present the work of the Center and to give a presentation „Addressing children’s needs and establishing services in Croatia“, that was held in the context of symposium Multidisciplinary Interagency Approaches, where the PROMISE project was presented at the 15th ISPCAN Regional Conference in Haague. Center`s director prof. Gordana Buljan Flander and psychologist Ana Marija Španić participated at the ISCPAN Conference that was held from 1st to 4th October in Haague, Netherlands.

Published: 18.10.2017. | Read more >

Prof. Gordana Buljan Flander and psychologist Ana Marija Spanic with Pascale Franck, director of Family Justice Center in Antwerp and Bert Groen, president of European Family Justice Center Alliance President and vice president of European Family Justice Center Alliance visited Child and Youth Protection Center of Zagreb

News Pascale Franck, director of Family Justice Center in Antwerp (Belgium) and Bert Groen (Netherlands), president of European Family Justice Center Alliance, visited Child and Youth Protection Center of Zagreb on October 12, 2017.

Published: 16.10.2017. | Read more >

slov Professionals From Slovenia Visit Our Centre Within the Project “Minor’s Counsel – the Voice Of the Child”

News Professionals from Slovenia (psychologists, social workers, social educators) visited the Child and Youth Protection Centre on 15 September 2017. They participate in the project "Minor's Counsel – the Voice Of the Child" (in Slovenian: "Zagovornik – glas otroka") led since 2007 by Tone Dolčić from the Office of Slovenian Children's Advocate. The aim of the project is developing a network of counsels who would represent children in the society in various circumstances when it is important that children's voice be heard.

Published: 02.10.2017. | Read more >

wodal 1 The Second Training In Working With Alienated Children Completed

News The second training in working with alienated children took place in the Child and Youth Protection Centre of the City of Zagreb from 4 to 6 September 2017. Karen and Nick Woodall from Family Separation Clinic conducted the training sessions.

Published: 20.09.2017. | Read more >

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 >

Final conference panel - The Barnahus Quality Standards - Illustrations of Good Barnahus Practice in Europe Uspješna završna konferencija projekta PROMISE u Bruxellesu

From other media Novosti Nakon uspješne dvije godine projekta PROMISE, što uključuje sastanke razmjena u Zagrebu, Reykjaviku i Haarlemu, kao i regionalnu konferenciju i studijsku posjetu u Linköpingu, stručnjaci iz cijele Europe došli su u Europski odbor regija u Bruxellesu gdje je 14. lipnja 2017. godine održana završna konferencija projekta. Projekt PROMISE je od 2015. godine bio važan dio pokreta promoviranja i jačanja multidisciplinarnog i intersektorskog modela kao odgovora na nasilje nad djecom u Europi, razmjenom iskustava te pružanjem standarda i alata za kvalitetu.

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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 >

unnamed (1) Students and Teachers of the International Seminar “Child Abuse” Visit Our Centre

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 >

Source of photography: FRA In Vienna on improving and empowering child participation in legal processes

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 >

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 >

At the Child and Youth Protection Centre of the City of Zagreb, we established Parents’ Committee, Children’s Committee and Youth Committee

Director's note In accordance to best practices in the world, last week we established Parents' Committee, Children's Committee and Youth Committee of the Child and Youth Protection Centre of the City of Zagreb. We want to learn about children's and parents' needs and use that knowledge to advance the work of our Centre.

Published: 15.04.2017. | Read more >

Depression in children and adolescents

Challenge of parenting Stresfull events Topics The truth is that depression does not affect only adults, but children and adolescents, too. Depression is a disease as are diabetes, or high blood pressure. It is believed to be the disease of the future. World Health Organisation estimates that it will soon become the second public health issue in the world.

Published: 04.04.2017. | Read more >

The Role of an Imaginary Friend in Child Development

Child development Topics It is not rare that, while their child is playing, parents hear him/her child talking as if playing with someone. Children often talk with themselves or with their toys. That conversation may be aimed at giving life to characters in the game, and sometimes it may be a conversation between the child and an imaginary friend. Imaginary friends may be invisible or they may be dolls or other toys which are visible.

Published: 04.04.2017. | 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 >