Taking place in Zagreb for the first time, 22nd Congress of European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP) was organized from September 30th to October 1st 2016. The main topic of the Congress was „Autonomy and a Sense of Belonging“. Child Protection Center of Zagreb's experts actively participated at the Congress.
Matthew McVarish, Scottish actor, musician and play-writer, accompanied by British Embassy representatives, during his stay in Zagreb, visited Child Protection Center, on 8 August 2014.
Zagreb is one of 32 capitals in Europe which Mathew has planned visiting within the campaign of awareness raising on preventing child sexual abuse. The name of the campaign is: “10,000 mile – 16,000 km Road to Change: Walk to Stop the Silence”.
Mathew conducts the campaign walking. He has been walking for 14 months now, 15 kilometres a day, with the single aim speaking up about sexual abuse in order to awaken public awareness and harmonise the legislative in all countries so that child abuse offenders do not go free due to statutes of limitation, which is still happening all over Europe.
Visiting our Center was the central event of his visit to Zagreb. The visit and his whole campaign was covered by the media. Mathew was welcomed in the Center by our deputy director, dr. Domagoj Štimac, psychiatrist, and psychologists Marija Crnković and Maks Vinšćak.
During his visit to Zagreb, Mathew also visited the Brave Phone and the Ombudsman for Children.
For more information about the campaign, see: