Director of Child and Youth Protection Center, prof. dr. sc. Gordana Buljan Flander held a training course for directors of the Social Welfare Centres in Slovenia, held in Portorož on 5 October. Prof. dr. sc. Buljan Flander gave a lecture about divorces with emphasis on high-conflict divorce. Directors have pointed out that experts at the Centers for Social Welfare in Slovenia work more and more with parents and children from high-conflict divorces and also expressed the problems encountered in practice.
Child Protection Center of Zagreb participated in the First International Congress of Person Centred Medicine. The presentation ‘The Effects of Children’s Online Activities – are Those Engaged in Cyberbullying at Risk of Self-harm?‘ was delivered by dr. Domagoj Štimac, psychiatrist, sub specialist in child and adolescent psychiatry and deputy of Center’s director. Co-authors were Ella Selak Bagarić, psychologist of the Brave Phone and prof. dr. sc. Gordana Buljan Flander, Director of the Child Protection Center of Zagreb.
It is the first international congress on personcentred medicine and was held under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Croatia, prof. dr. sc. Ivo Josipović, at the Westin hotel in Zagreb from 7 to 10 November 2013.
Future education of students and health professionals
The Congress, in line with long-standing activities of international organisations and institutions from all over the world, emphasized the educational activities promoting person-centred activities as its main subject matter. The aim of the Congress was to put professionals and patients’ associations together and draft important documents and decisions based on the concept of person-centred medicine, related to future education of students and health professionals, patients and the wider public. Participants included 20 invited lecturers from all over the world and 10 invited lecturers from Croatia, together with 200 presentations and 600 participants from Croatia and abroad.
President of the Congress was prof. James Appleyard, who is the president of the International College of Person-centred Medicine, prof. Juan Mezzich, president of the Organisational Committee of the Congress, and secretary general of the ICPCM, and the vice-president was prof. dr. sc.Veljko Đorđević, also the head of the local organisational group.