In Prague, on 11 July 2017, a meeting was organized which brought together practitioners from across Europe who are dealing with the manipulation of children by parents in divorce proceedings. The purpose of the meeting was to establish European Association of Parental Alienation Practitioners (EAPAP, https://www.eapap.eu/) that will deal with this issue at a systematic international and multidisciplinary level.
Professionals from Slovenia (psychologists, social workers, social educators) visited the Child and Youth Protection Centre on 15 September 2017. They participate in the project “Minor’s Counsel – the Voice Of the Child” (in Slovenian: “Zagovornik – glas otroka”) led since 2007 by Tone Dolčić from the Office of Slovenian Children’s Advocate. The aim of the project is developing a network of counsels who would represent children in the society in various circumstances when it is important that children’s voice be heard.
Dr sc. Bruna Profaca, the Head of diagnostics and treatment in our Centre, presented our multidisciplinary approach in working with traumatised children, youth and their families, as well as the work of the Centre for the past 15 years.
Ella Selak Bagarić, psychologist, presented the organisation and methods of work in our day hospital. Sara Lulić, psychologist presented the work of the Brave Phone, help line for children and parents.
This was one more opportunity to exchange experience in working with children and youth and continue our cooperation with professionals from Slovenia.