European Association of Parental Alienation Practitioners will hold its first conference at the end of the month, announced Karen Woodall, a British expert as head of Association, from the Family Separation Clinic, on her blog. The conference will be held on 30 and 31 August 2018 in London, to continue the work on harmonizing practices in the area of helping children and families affected by parental alienation.Read more →
On the occasion of the adoption of the law in France, which left the possibility of an unpunished sexual relationship with a child younger than 15 if it agreed to sex, the Večernji list journalist Dijana Jurasić talked with Director Prof. Gordana Buljan Flander, PhD, who emphasize that a child under the age of 15 can not give a mature consent to sexual activity:Read more →
Psychologist of the Child and Youth Protection Center of Zagreb, Mia Roje participated at the World Congress "Justice for Children", entitled "Strengthening Justice for Children: Challenges, including Disengagement from a Violent Extremism". She was invited as a mentor at the AWAY project of the Terre des Hommes, conducted in collaboration with "Brave Phone", which deals with issues of diversion or alternative ways of conductig with juveniles in conflict with the law.Read more →
Psychologists from our Center Mia Roje and Ella Selak Bagarić participated in the conference of the European Commission "Child Friendly Justice and Integrated Child Protection Systems - Lessons Learned from EU Projects" in Brussels, June 25 and 26, 2018.Read more →
Over the past few weeks, and especially the last few days, the whole Croatia lives a soccer story. Kids come to Center in jerseys, talk about soccer and Croatian soccer team and once again we notice how much joy and pride sport can bring to the children's hearts. All screens are less interesting, and kids want to play with the ball and imitate their soccer idols. Therefore, we suggest to parents to take inspiration from great success of our soccer team for their children, even in the future, when this great success will be long behind us.Read more →
Our Director, Prof. Gordana Buljan Flander, PhD was proclaimed Woman of the Year 2018 in Croatia. The award was presented to her last night, July 12, 2018 at a ceremony at the Hotel Esplanade.
In order to raise awareness of the public and experts, the Ministry of Demography, Family, Youth and Social Policy organized a round table entitled "Protecting the well-being of children in situations of separation and conflicting parenting" on July 9, 2018. This is a topic that occupies a professional and widespread public for a dozen years and special efforts are being made to protect the rights of children when they are at the center of the conflict in separation and conflicting parenting. Moderator of the Round Table was Tatjana Katkić Stanić from the Ministry of Demography, Family, Youth and Social Policy
On the occasion of the opening of the Children's House in Cyprus, professionals from Cyprus invited Director of Child and Youth Protection Center, Gordana Buljan Flander, PhD, and Center's psychologist Ana Marija Španić to present the model of Child and Youth Protection Center of Zagreb, as an example of good practice to member countries of Council of Europe. Besides Barnahus model from Iceland, Croatian model of Child Protection Centre was presented to Cyprian experts so that they could use solutions and know-how that suits their environment.Read more →