How to make it easier for children to return to school during the COVID-19 pandemic?

How to make it easier for children to return to school during the COVID-19 pandemic?

On September 1st, 2020, the psychologist of the Zagreb Child and Youth Protection Center,  Krešimir Prijatelj held a lecture "How to facilitate return to school in the current circumstances" in the "Prica" Gallery of the Samobor Public School, in which he presented the psychological aspects of current recommendations and measures of competent institutions for children, parents and carers and the consequences of the pandemic on the mental health of children and young people.
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Croatian Radiotelevision: “If we don’t take care of how the children are now, we will have much bigger difficulties and problems with them than their school success”

Croatian Radiotelevision: “If we don’t take care of how the children are now, we will have much bigger difficulties and problems with them than their school success”

Psychologist of the Zagreb Child and Youth Protection Center, Ella Selak Bagarić was a guest on the show "Pogled preko granice" ("View across the border") on HTV on September 1, 2020, and the topic of conversation was the beginning of the school year in a situation of corona crisis. "Coronavirus, migrant crisis, and now this stress before the school year, is it all too much for students and their parents and students?", was the first question to which the psychologist of our Center answered:
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Zagreb Info: “COVID-19, strike and earthquake left consequences! Experts: ‘Some children show elements of PTSD. School success will be the least of the problems… ”

Zagreb Info: “COVID-19, strike and earthquake left consequences! Experts: ‘Some children show elements of PTSD. School success will be the least of the problems… ”

Journalist Tea Šojat published an article on the Zagreb Info portal entitled “COVID-19, strike and earthquake left consequences! Experts: ‘Some children show elements of PTSD. School success will be the least of the problems.” Expert interlocutors in the topic were the director of the Zagreb Child and Youth Protection Center, professor Gordana Buljan Flander, PhD and Centers' psychologist Ella Selak Bagarić:
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Al Jazeera Balkans: “How to protect your own and your loved ones’ mental health during a coronavirus pandemic?”

Al Jazeera Balkans: “How to protect your own and your loved ones’ mental health during a coronavirus pandemic?”

How to protect your own and your loved ones' mental health during a coronavirus pandemic? Why is it important to maintain social contacts at least by phone and social networks? What does it mean to be responsible in this time and how to provide support and help to others? How to organize your day? These questions were answered by regional experts: clinical psychologist of the Zagreb Child and Youth Protection Center Bruna Profaca, PhD; psychiatrist Ivana Stašević Karličić, PhD, Director of the Clinic for Psychiatric Diseases “Dr. Laza Lazarević ”from Belgrade and Dželila Mulić-Čorbo, a family systemic psychotherapist from the Foundation for Local Democracy, who manages safe houses in Sarajevo in the show Context of Al Jazzere Balkans on August 14, 2020, hosted by Ivana Momčilović - Odobašić.
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INFOGRAPHIC: How to explain and make it easier for children to wear a protective face mask

INFOGRAPHIC: How to explain and make it easier for children to wear a protective face mask

Provisions on the mandatory wearing of face masks to prevent the spread of coronavirus also partly apply to children older than 2 years. Some children find it harder to adapt to this, some children find the mask annoying, so they feel the need to adjust the mask and touch their face, which increases the chances of the virus entering through their mouth, nose or eyes. Here are some helpful tips for parents and carers on how to make it easier for children to adjust to wearing masks:
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Mental health during a health crisis (COVID-19 pandemic) (Part II)

Mental health during a health crisis (COVID-19 pandemic) (Part II)

Following the previously published results of the research of the Zagreb Child and Youth Protection Center (REPORT: Some aspects of mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic, preliminary research results) in which almost 1500 people participated, we bring you a new infographic with percentages of individuals, or elevated scores on scales that measure anxiety, depression, and stress.
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