Professor Gordana Buljan Flander, PhD, held a lecture entitled “And how are the children? Psychological resilience of children in the midst of a pandemic” as part of this year’s training of the implementers of the Life Skills Training program in Međimurje County, which was organized online due to the pandemic. Life skills training is conducted in all Međimurje primary schools, for students from 4th to 6th grade of primary schools for the fifth year in a row. It is a program of primary prevention of risky behaviors (smoking, alcohol consumption and drug abuse and violence) based on the development of traits and practice of skills that have been shown in research to be important in resisting risks. The program is implemented in cooperation with the Institute of Public Health of Međimurje County, the Commission for the Suppression of Drug Abuse of Međimurje County and school prevention programs. As part of the program, trainers are regularly trained at the Belica Elementary School, and this year an online professional meeting was held at the beginning of October.
With professor Gordana Buljan Flander, as part of the conference, Diana Uvodić – Đurić, MD, school medicine specialist, subspecialist in alcoholism and other addictions from the Institute of Public Health of Međimurje County held a lecture “Life Skills Training in Međimurje County”. Berta Bacinger Klobučarić, psychology professor from the Institute of Public Health of Međimurje County presented on the topic “Evaluation of Life Skills Training in Međimurje County”. MSc. Tatjana Žižek, psychology professor from the Center for Education Čakovec held a lecture on “Specifics of the study of the workshop as part of Life Skills Training in the era of the coronavirus pandemic.”
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