As a part of the continuing efforts of IN Foundation to promote bullying prevention, a training was held on March 11th and 12th in Banja Luka with the purpose of strengthening competencies of school personnel in bullying prevention and intervention. The training was designed and conducted by Assoc. Prof. Gordana Buljan Flander, PhD, Director of Child Protection Center of Zagreb, and Tea Brezinšćak, MA, Psychologist working at the Child Protection Center of Zagreb.
Council of Europe Regional Conference “Stop sexual violence against children – ratification and implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse” will be held in Zagreb on 27 and 28 October 2011.
Participants’ lectures and presentations are planned for the first day of the Conference programme and their visit to the Child Protection Center of Zagreb is planned for the second day when Center’s experts will present their approach to child sexual abuse victims. Besides experts from Croatia, representatives from Albania, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Macedonia and Turkey will also participate in the Conference.
Empowering children, parents, professionals and the society
This Council of Europe Campaign officially started with the high level meeting of the Council of Europe in Rome on 29 and 30 November 2010, aiming at inviting states to sign, ratify and implement the Lanzarote Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse. The aim of the Campaign has been empowering children, parents, professionals and the society as a whole with necessary knowledge and tools which would prevent and encourage stopping and reporting child sexual abuse and also raising public awareness about this problem in general.
After the Rome meeting where the Council of Europe Campaign officially started, it was presented at the United Nations meeting in New York. This Regional Conference is a new opportunity for the Child Protection Center of Zagreb to be presented by the Council of Europe as an example of good practice in the protection of abused an neglected children as the most vulnerable part of the population