CYPRUS: Education on Center`s Model of Work and Addressing Parental Alienation and High-conflict Divorces

CYPRUS: Education on Center`s Model of Work and Addressing Parental Alienation and High-conflict Divorces

Within the PROMISE 2 project, professionals from Cyprus invited Center`s psychologist Ana Marija Španić to present the model of Child and Youth Protection Center of Zagreb, and to discuss the approach of addressing the topic of parental alienation and work with children and families in the context of high-conflict divorces. Education was held on April 4th 2019 in Nicosia, Cyprus.
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BUDAPEST: Presenting the Center’s Work and Education on Forensic Interview for Experts in Hungary

BUDAPEST: Presenting the Center’s Work and Education on Forensic Interview for Experts in Hungary

The director of the Child and Youth Protection Center of Zagreb, Prof.  Sc. D.Gordana Buljan Flander was invited to participate in the PROMISE 2 project in Budapest, April 2nd to April 4th 2019 by presenting the Center's work and the child and youth protection system in Croatia and provide the training on the forensic interview of children and young people for experts in Hungary. Policemen, judges, psychologists, social workers and other experts from the child protection system participated in the training.
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At the National Assembly of Elementary School Principals

At the National Assembly of Elementary School Principals

At the invitation of the Educational Agency Prof. Sc. D.Gordana Buljan Flander held a lecture on Wednesday, 13 March 2019 at the National Assembly of Elementary School Principals in Šibenik. The theme of the lecture was: "Violence in school - prevention, intervention, culture". The participants were 750 school principals from the Republic of Croatia, with emphasis on early action on each, even the smallest form of violence, in co-operation with all childcare systems involved.
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On the New Rulebook of the Implementation of Protective Measures For the Prohibition of Approach, Harassment or Stalking of Domestic Violence Victims and Measures of Removal From the Common Household

On the New Rulebook of the Implementation of Protective Measures For the Prohibition of Approach, Harassment or Stalking of Domestic Violence Victims and Measures of Removal From the Common Household

At the Ministry of the Interior, on March 11th, 2019, a meeting was held discussing the new Rulebook on the implementation of protective measures for prohibition of approach, harassment or stalking domestic violence victims and measures of removal from the common housing which is being prepared. On March 2nd the procedure for collecting public proposals on the esavjetovanja.gov.hr page has been completed. The issues of domestic violence, femicide and the activities of the Police Academy were discussed.
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On Parenting at the State Expert Assembly of Educational Rehabilitators in Zadar

On Parenting at the State Expert Assembly of Educational Rehabilitators in Zadar

State Expert Assembly of Educational Rehabilitators - Educators, Teachers, Professors and Professional Associates of Educational Rehabilitators was held in Zadar, from 6th until 8th of March 2019 entitled "Competences of Educational Rehabilitators in Partnership with Families of Disabled Children ". At this gathering of experts from across the country, a lecture titled "Parenting: Risks and Opportunities for Support" was held by Assist. Prof. Bruna Profaca, Ph.D, clinical psychologist from the Child and Youth Protection Center of Zagreb.
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At the Roundtable on Equal Parenting With Representatives of the Academic Community, Health, Social Protection Systems, Law and Education

At the Roundtable on Equal Parenting With Representatives of the Academic Community, Health, Social Protection Systems, Law and Education

The Association for Equal Parenting organized a Roundtable on the topic of "Equal Parenting-Reality or Myth" in the Zagreb City Tribune area, with projection of the documentary film by Arsen Oremović "Tak kak je" on February 27th, 2019. Center’s Psychologist Ella Selak Bagarić was invited as a panelist to hold a lecture titled "Attachment and Alienation of Children in Divorce".
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APPEAL TO THE EXPERTS: In Protecting  Children, Experts Should Not Give in to Pressure!

For the last few days, the entire Croatian public rose up to encourage better protection of children, which is a good thing. Unfortunately, among the many good initiatives in the public sphere, there are some voices of parents who are now using this moment to try to exert pressure on the public and the experts, especially those who have recognized their harmful and risky behavior towards children and taken measures to ensure the protection of their children from further abuse and neglect.
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