Professionals and parents gathered at the first meeting of the Parents' Committee of the Child and Youth Protection Centre of the City of Zagreb on 24 April 2017. Prof. Sc.D. Gordana Buljan Flander and other professionals welcomed the parents, emphasising the importance of cooperation and exchange of experience and ideas among the parents and the professionals in achieving changes which may contribute to children and families welfare in the society.
On Monday, 20th of November on the International Day of Children’s Rights, Center’s psychologist Mia Roje held a lecture for parents at Elementary school Krapinske Toplice. The lecture was organized by school principal Samson Štibohar and defectologist Alemka Boraš. Parents had the opportunity to learn about parenthood in the best interest of the child while taking in consideration parenting challenges in modern society. Some of those challenges are work and family balance, new child rearing practices, raising number of nontraditional family structures and dealing with modern technologies that children are exposed to on a daily basis. Children and young people, as well as parents choose to learn from what we offer them as a profession and society. Considering a tremendous interest and attendance of over 150 mothers and fathers from Krapinske Toplice, organizers and lecturer concluded that there is interest in self-improvement and improvement of parenting skills.