Expert meeting "Children's Mental Health in Modern Society" organised by the Child Protection Center of the City of Zagreb and the Psychiatric Hospital for Children and Youth was held on March 20th 2015 on the premises of the Child Protection Center of the City of Zagreb. The aim of the meeting was focused on the improvement of professional competences of experts working with children with most prevalent developmental, emotional and behavioural problems and those exposed to stressful and traumatic experience, and on the support provided to parents.
As earlier, Child Protection Center of Zagreb professionals participated in the 13th ISPCAN (International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect) European Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect from 15 to 18 September 2913 in Dublin.
This is a conference where innovative approaches in the prevention and intervention in the field of child protection from abuse and neglect, results of new research and practice initiatives are regularly presented. The theme of the Conference this year is Protecting Children in a Changing World.
Sena Puhovski, psychologist, Ivana Ćosić Pregrad, psychologist, and dr.sc. Bruna Profaca, from the Child Protection Center of Zagreb presented their paper Bullying: Differences between children who are victims and those who are violent. Prof.dr.sc. Gordana Buljan Flander and Ana Marija Španić, are co-authors of this paper.
Main sub-themes of the Conference were:
– Prevention of child abuse and neglect through early and sustained involvement
– Interventions and programmes for children and families experiencing adversity
– Addressing children’s rights and participation
– Reforms in child protection and welfare policy
– Children in out of home care
– Practice based on indicators
Invited lecturers at the Conference were: Prof. Marit Skivenes, Dr. David Wolfe, Dr.Alberto Pellai, Dr. Aron Shlonski, Dr. Peter Adrianssens, Gordon Jeyes and Dr. Marie Keenan. Leading publishers presented the most contemporary literature in this area, and besides ISPCAN, other associations and organisations also presented their activities in the protection of abused children (APSAC, BASPCAN, Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, Dubai Foundation for Women and Children, Council of Europe and others…)
This Conference program is available at: