Children have the right to a non-violent upbringing, to guidance and positive reinforcement.

PROMISE PROJECT:Regional Conference and Study Visit held in Linköping, Sweden

Published: 01.01.2017. | News

Swedish Queen Silvia with PROMISE project board and experts On 28-29 November 2016, professionals from around Europe came in Linköping to gather inspiration to launch an innovative way to support child victims of violence in their own countries. The conference and study visit took place over one and a half days, gathering practitioners, national authorities, NGOs and regional bodies from across Europe. The objectives of the conference included to facilitate regional exchange of good practice and to build a strong European movement for multi-disciplinary and inter-agency services, which embody international and regional legal obligations. Director of Child and Youth Protection Center of Zagreb, Gordana Buljan Flander, PhD, and Center`s psychologist Ana Marija Španić joined the conference and the study visit. The first day was dedicated to the conference, including presentations from key experts in the area. The second day was dedicated to a study visit at Barnahus Linköping.

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At the Multi-beneficiary workshop on the rights of children in criminal proceedings in Podgorica

Published: 03.12.2014. | News

Marina Pejović, Andre Kotze, prof.dr.sc. Gordana Buljan Flander, Maja Milošević Prof. dr. sc. Gordana Buljan Flander, Director, Child Protection Centre of Zagreb, delivered the invited lecture “Child protection in criminal matters: How to secure an environment where children and juvenile victims or witnesses of crime feel safe” at the Multi- beneficiary workshop on the rights of children in criminal proceedings, held in Podgorica, Montenegro on  November 27-28,  2014. It was organized by the European Commission, in cooperation with the Judicial Training Centre of Montenegro.

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Training professionals from the justice system about the protection of children victims and witnesses

Published: 21.09.2014. | News

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Director of the Child Protection Center of Zagreb, prof.dr.sc. Gordana Buljan Flander, participated as consultant of the UNICEF Office for Croatia in designing and conducting the fourth consecutive three-day trainings for the professionals in the justice system under the title: "Legal protection of crime victims and witnesses", in Opatija from 4 to 6 June 2014.

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Council of Europe Conference in Dubrovnik: Growing with Children’s Rights

Published: 31.05.2014. | News

DSC020781-450x450 On 27 and 28 March 2014, Dubrovnik was a meeting point of the high level representatives of the Council of Europe member countries and leading experts in child protection. Within the high level Conference “Growing with Children’s Rights”, the Council of Europe gathered more than 180 government representatives, international and human rights organisations, non-government organisations, international experts, members of professional associations, parliamentary representatives, members of local and regional authorities, ombudsmen and the youth.

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Participating in Delegation Visit from the Council of Europe to Moldova

Published: 22.05.2014. | News

Council of Europe experts - Bragi Guðbrandsson, Stephanie Burel, Gordana Buljan Flander and Olivia Lind Haldorsson, with Ana Marija Spanic Director of the Child Protection Center Gordana Buljan Flander participated in a delegation visit from the Council of Europe which aimed to identify the needs of the Republic of Moldova and the difficulties that have arisen in the implementation of Council of Europe Convention on the protection of children against sexual abuse and sexual exploitation.

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San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment

Published: 01.02.2014. | News

diego-5-600x450 Child Protection Center Director, Gordana Buljan Flander, Assoc. Prof., Ph. D., participated at the 28th annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family maltreatment, presented by the Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children´s Hospital held on January 26 – 31, 2014, in San Diego, USA.

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The first Croatian university textbook on violence of children and among children

Published: 10.06.2013. | News

Authors The first Croatian university textbook about child abuse, titled "Violence of Children and among Children", written by dr sc. Vesna Bilić, prof. dr sc. Gordana Buljan Flander and Hana Hrpka, prof., was presented in Novinarski dom in Zagreb.

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Participating at the 7th European Forum for the Rights of the Child

Published: 13.12.2012. | News

Gordana Buljan Flander and Marija Crnković Child Protection Center Director, Gordana Buljan Flander, Assoc. Prof., Ph. D., and Marija Crnković, psychologist, participated at the 7th European Forum for the Rights of the Child titled Supporting child protection systems through the implementation of the EU agenda for the rights of the child.

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Director Receives Award Golden Emblem

Published: 13.12.2012. | News

Gordana-Buljan-Flander-and-Josip-Lopižić At the official opening of the 20 Annual Conference of the Croatian Psychological Association on 7 November 2012 in Dubrovnik, the Director of our Center, prof. dr. Gordana Buljan Flander received the Golden Emblem Award. The Award was handed by the President of the Association, Josip Lopižić.

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Presentation in Strasbourg

Published: 22.02.2012. | News

strasborug3-600x450 Gordana Buljan Flander, Assoc. Prof., Ph. D.,  Director of Child Protection Center of Zagreb, was invited to speak within the part of the seminar dealing with recognising the child's best interest in the development of mechanisms to stop sexual abuse.

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Our Child Protection Center in the European Union

Published: 02.02.2012. | Blog News

I have been invited to present our practice of hearing children-victims during the criminal pre-trial in the child friendly environment. The presentation took place at the Council of Europe Strasbourg Seminar on 9 February 2012. The Council of Europe data show that one in five children in Europe has been a victim of some form of sexual abuse: incest, pornography, prostitution, trafficking, seduction via the Internet, sexual exploitation and sexual abuse.

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OSCE seminar in Montenegro

Published: 02.02.2012. | News

Director of the Child Protection Center of Zagreb Gordana Buljan Flander, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D., Psychologist and Psychotherapist and Domagoj Štimac, M.D., Psychiatrist and sub specialist in child and adolescent psychiatry, held a three day seminar in Budva from 5 to 7 December 2011, under the title: “Court-Appointed Experts’ Findings and Opinions”.

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The City of Zagreb Award to dr. Gordana Buljan Flander

Published: 16.06.2011. | News

The City of Zagreb Award to our Director Zagreb City Day was celebrated in the City Hall on 31 May with an official meeting of Zagreb City Assembly where this year Zagreb City Prize winners, including  Gordana Buljan Flander, Assoc. Prof., Ph. D., were awarded.

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Zagreb hosting the Council of Europe regional conference

Published: 14.06.2011. | News

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. 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.

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On-line interview for TAALK with dr. Gordana Buljan Flander

Published: 16.05.2011. | News

Each hour of a 24 hour internet radio show was dedicated to one of the variety of topics related to child sexual abuse awareness, prevention and support and basic facts related to this issue. Diane Cranley, the founder of the non-profit organisation TAALK (Talk About Abuse to Liberate Kids), whose main aim is the prevention and protection of children from sexual abuse, organised the 24 hour internet radio show with recognised expert speakers from around the world who have been working with sexually abused children, developing child sexual abuse prevention programs, working with the police and the judiciary raising awareness of the child sexual abuse problem; kao i same žrtve sexualnog zlostavljanja. - what the heck is this? One of the speakers was dr.  Gordana Buljan Flander.

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60 world’s top experts in 24 hours on-line talk show on child sexual abuse

Published: 22.04.2011. | News

Gordana Buljan Flander, Associate Professor and the Child Protection Centre's Director was also invited by Councile of Europe to participate in this show. TAALK (Talk About Abuse to Liberate Kids), a non-profit organization, announces it`s first live on-line talk-show, dedicated to the international issue of child sexual abuse.  TAALK has gathered more than 60 of the world's top experts and leaders in the child sexual abuse arena, which will be speaking about this issue during 24h, starting on April 29th, at 17 p.m. (Croatian time).

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Annual Croatian Psychological Chamber’s prize

Published: 30.08.2010. | News

The seventeenth annual assembly of Croatian Psychological Chamber was organised within the Annual Conference of Croatian Psychologists. Principal of the Child Protection Center, Assoc. Prof. Gordana Buljan Flander, Ph. D., was awarded Annual Psychological Chamber's 'Snježana Biga-Friganović' prize. The prize was delivered by Hrvoje Gligora, President of Croatian Psychological Chamber.

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My parents are divorcing

My parents are divorcing

Series of advice for children and parents about how to overcome and reduce trauma during divorce.

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Am I upbringing my child properly?

Am I upbringing my child properly?

Answers to parents’ usual questions about children upbringing from birth to adolescence.

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Child abuse and neglect

Child abuse and neglect

Help for professionals and parents to recognise symptoms of child abuse and to respond appropriately.

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