Child protection Center of Zagreb will be a meeting point of representatives of 15 European countries committed to developing and implementing child-friendly, multidisciplinary and inter-agency services for child victims and witnesses of violence on February 3rd and 4th, 2016. This is the first of several meetings organized within the framework of the project named Promoting child-friendly multi-disciplinary and interagency services (PROMISE). Once more, Child Protection Center of Zagreb has been recognized as an example of good practice, and has been chosen as one of the child-friendly multi-disciplinary and inter-agency services, which will be presented to the project participants. The remaining study visits will be held at the Child and Youth Trauma Centre (Kenter Jeugdhulp) in Haarlem, Netherlands and Barnahus Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland.
Many mental health professionals from other countries have shown the great interest in our publications and webinars on psychological counseling and providing psychological support in dealing with the pandemic and its consequences, so we translated our book “CONNECTED Telephone and Online Counselling in Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic and Its Consequences“ to English. English edition is now available to all interested parties for free download.
Link to download the English edition of the book in PDF: CONNECTED Telephone and Online Counselling in Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic and Its Consequences
The book “CONNECTED” is free to share, download, print and use with the obligatory citation of sources and authors.
16 authors contributed to this book, combining recent scientific knowledge and rich professional experience so far in providing support and protection to people in various crises.
We thank the President of the Croatian Psychological Chamber, Andreja Bogdan, clinical psychologist of the Čakovec County Hospital, who is the co-author and editor of this book with the director of the Zagreb Child and Youth Protection Center prof. dr. sc. Gordana Buljan Flander,clinical psychologist-psychotherapist, and Center’s psychologists Tea Brezinšćak and Ella Selak Bagarić, executive editors of the book and authors of papers, and all our co-authors: doc. prim. dr. sc. Vlatka Boričević Maršanić, Center’s psychiatrist, Mirna Čagalj Farkas, Center’s psychologist, dr. sc. Renata Ćorić Špoljar, Center’s clinical psychologist, Tamara Gojković, Center’ssocial worker, Nada Kegalj, psychologist – psychotherapist at the Murvice Elementary School in Rijeka, Anita Matijević, lawyer, head of the Department of Juvenile Delinquency and Crime to the detriment of youth and family in the Police Directorate, dr. sc. Igor Mikloušić, psychologist, member of the expert group at the Ministry of Veterans for the development of guidelines within the project “Psychosocial adjustment of Croatian veterans”, Živko Mišević, psychiatrist – psychotherapist, head of the psychiatric department of the County Hospital in Čakovec, doc. dr. sc. Bruna Profaca, Center’s clinical psychologist Polyclinic, dr. sc. Inge Vlašić-Cicvarić, clinical psychologist, consultant for mental health of children and adolescents, Clinical Hospital Center Rijeka, dr. sc. Herman Vukušić, psychiatrist of Zagreb Clinical Hospital Center and prof. dr. sc. Zoran Zoričić, head of the Department of Alcoholism and Other Addictions at the Clinic for Psychiatry of the Clinical Hosiptal Center Sestre Milosrdnice. Thank you all very much.
We also thank our reviewers Astrid Podsiadlowski, PhD ( Project Manager Rights of the Child, Fundamental Rights Agency of the European Union) and Leila Schaaf, as well as the author of the foreword doc. dr. sc. Vjekoslav Jeleč.