A seminar organised by the World Vision International, Banja Luka branch, was held in Banja Luka on Wednesday and Thursday, 3 and 4 May 2017. Prof. Sc.D. Gordana Buljan Flander was invited to run the seminar. The aim of the seminar was training the members of the Coalition for Child Protection in abuse prevention and in building safe environment for the children of Banja Luka, Kneževo, Kotor Varoš and Čelinac.
Expert associates of elementary schools in Slovenia (psychologists, pedagogues and social workers) visited the Child and Youth Protection Center of Zagreb on May 30th, 2019. Presenting the Center, Vlatka Križan, Clinical Psychologist and Dora Kralj, Social Pedagogue introduced them to the work, activities and achievements of the Center, as well as showed them the Center’s space, which is adapted for children and young people.
During the visit, the experiences of supporting children with various difficulties in the field of school and peer functioning, the importance of cooperation between school and clinicians in observation, assessment and ways of supporting children were exchanged. They were also acquainted with the multidisciplinary and inter-sectoral way of working in supporting children and their families in situations of exposure to traumatic experiences, abuse, as well as various other difficulties that require the support of mental health professionals.