Večernji list: “How to separate small children from the tablet without arguing and tears”

Večernji list: “How to separate small children from the tablet without arguing and tears”

In an article published in Večernji list on October 20, 2018, the psychologist of the Child and Youth Protection Centre of Zagreb, Mia Roje advises parents how not to cross the dangerous boundaries, how much time children can spend in front of the screen, and what to do when they rebel because they have to stop playing with smart devices. Also, actress Ana Vilenica shared her experience with her son Dujam Anton on how she protects him against the excessive use of technology:
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Launching Ceremony for the Book “Science and Art of Upbringing”

Launching Ceremony for the Book “Science and Art of Upbringing”

Launching ceremony for the book „Science and Art of Upbringing - A Practical Guide to Contemporary Upbringing for Parents and Educators“ by Prof. Sc. D. Gordana Buljan Flander, was held at the overcrowded Old City Hall in Zagreb. Besides Prof. Sc. D. Gordana Buljan Flander, as the main author and Editor-in-Chief, and Executive Editors Tea Brezinšćak and Mia Roje, book was written by 29 authors who are working or have been working at some point, at Child and Youth Protection Center of Zagreb and Brave phone. Numerous goverment and city officials attended the launch:  Deputy Mayor of Zagreb Sc. D. Jelena Pavičić Vukičević, Emissary of the President of the Republic of Croatia Renata Margaretić Urlić, Minister of Justice Dražen Bošnjaković, Rector of the University of Zagreb Prof. Sc. D. Damir Boras,  Rector of the Zagreb cathedral mons. Josip Kuhtić, Child Protection Ombudsperson Helena Pirnat Dragičević, Gender Equality Ombudsperson Višnja Ljubičić, Ombudsperson's for People with Disabilities Deputy Mira Pekeč – Knežević, and numerous other representatives of the ministries and the City of Zagreb, members of Croatian Parliament, deans, directors of city institutions and experts working with children.
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Visit by dr.sc. Astrid Podsiadlowski from the EU Fundamental Rights Agency

Visit by dr.sc. Astrid Podsiadlowski from the EU Fundamental Rights Agency

 Dr.sc. Astrid Podsiadlowski from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights visited Child and Youth Protection Center of Zagreb on 11th of December 2018, where she was thoroughly familiarized with Center's operations by the director of the Center prof.dr.sc. Gordana Buljan Flander, deputy diretor prim. Domagoj Štimac and Mia Roje, mag.psych. Dr.sc. Astrid Podsiadlowski encouraged us and commended our interdisciplinary work as well as our intersectoral cooperation as the basis of our work, as it is the kind of practice systematically promoted by the European Union as the best standard.
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School should be both educational and upbringing institution – any violence is unacceptable

In recent days the whole country was strongly impressed by the reports about violent behavior of students towards the teacher and violent response of that teacher towards students. It seems that the public is polarized in the "us and them" way and that the story of one incident in Cakovec school has taken considerably larger proportions. There are public discussions about the rights of the children and the teachers, about the needs, rules, support or lack of support, and it is not good that some teachers even labelled children as bullies, which creates lynching atmosphere against these children and their parents. Any hate speech in public space is not acceptable.
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Education for Lawyers – “Special Guardians”

Education for Lawyers – “Special Guardians”

Psychologists from Child and Youth Protection Center of Zagreb, Renata Ćorić Špoljar and Mia Roje held lectures as part of the education for lawyers from the Special Care Center on 6th and 7th December 2018. The head of the education was prof. Marina Ajduković, PhD, and the purpose of the lecture was to give additional education to the lawyers – “special guardians”, employed in the Special Care Center, who represent children in courts.
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Lecture: “Children – Witnesses of Domestic Violence”

Lecture: “Children – Witnesses of Domestic Violence”

The Association "HERA", in cooperation with the County for Prevention of Violence against Women and also Violence in the County of Koprivnica - Križevci County, organized a training session on Thursday for professionals working with women - victims of domestic violence on December 6, 2018 at the City Library "Franjo Marković" in Križevci.
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AN ANNOUNCEMENT: Symposium “Youth and Mental Health” – about excellence and perfectionism

AN ANNOUNCEMENT: Symposium “Youth and Mental Health” – about excellence and perfectionism

The Third Symposium "Youth and Mental Health: I am listening you" on the concept and issues of excellence, perfectionism and peer education will be held on December 14th and 15th, 2018 in the area of ​​National School of Health "Andrija Štampar" in Zagreb, organized by the City of Zagreb, the City Office for Health, the Health Center Zagreb - West and the International Association of Croatian Medical Students - CroMSIC. The Symposium brings together representatives of the educational system, health and social care, experts in the field of school medicine, psychiatry, psychology and related areas, and is organized within the project "Promoting mental health - a look at myself" by the City Health Office of the City of Zagreb which promotes mental health of children and young people
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Professional Education on Forensic Interview in Ljubljana

Professional Education on Forensic Interview in Ljubljana

The Child and Youth Protection Center of Zagreb cooperates with the Slovenian Family Institute of Bližina for many years now. This institute, in co-operation with Association of Marital and Family Therapists of Slovenia, organized the professional training by our director Prof. Sc. D.  Gordana Buljan Flander, which was held at the Faculty of Theology at the University of Ljubljana last weekend, 30th November and 1st December 2018.
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