Dr. Gordana Buljan Flander

Prof. dr. sc. Gordana Buljan Flander

Work devoted to children

Prof. dr. sc. Gordana Buljan Flander, Director of the Child Protection Center of Zagreb has been working with children for thirty years of her career. As a child psychologist of Children’s Hospital Zagreb, she often worked with abused and neglected children who had not had the necessary protection from adults. This is the reason why she was among the first professionals in Croatia to recognise the issue of child abuse and neglect and to devote her further work to that issue.

Brave phone

She is the founder of the Brave Phone, help-line for abused and neglected children and of the Child Protection Center of Zagreb. The Center has been recognised as a model of good practice by the Council of Europe and was, as such, presented in the UN.

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It is our responsibility to admit that child sexual abuse happens in our society

Published: 01.01.2017. | Blog

The theme of child sexual abuse is difficult, it is met with resistance and a need to look elsewhere both in professionals and other people. However, it is our responsibility to admit that the problem exists, that it is certainly present in our society and that we have moral, professional and legal responsibility to act.

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

Published: 31.05.2014. | News

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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San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment

Published: 01.02.2014. | News

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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How much time children in Croatia use the Internet and Facebook and risks

Published: 17.10.2013. | Blog

The Brave Phone and The Child Protection Center of Zagreb conducted research this year about the experience and behaviour of children on the Internet and Facebook social network on the sample of 1489 children in Croatia aged 11 to 18, in rural and urban schools.

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11.7. - 2017.
In Prague on Parental Alienation

Prof. dr. sc. Gordana Buljan Flander will hold a lecture in Prague at Charles University at the first meeting of the European Association of Experts on parental alienation.

14.6. - 2017.
At the Launch of the European Barnahus Movement in Brussels

Prof. dr. sc. Gordana Buljan Flander will participate at a meeting as part of the project PROMISE for the official launch of the European Barnahus movement which will be held on 14 of June 2017 in Brussels.

1.6. - 3.6. 2017.
At the Mediterranean Summit on Child Protection in Tirana

Prof. dr. sc. Gordana Buljan Flander will participate in Tirana from 1 to 3 of June 2017 at the First Mediterranean Summit for the Protection and Welfare of Children. Organizers of the summit are Haruy Institute from Jerusalem and University of Tirana.

25.5. - 26.5. 2017.
Education about Child Sexual Abuse in Slovenia

Prof dr. sc. Gordana Buljan Flander will hold a training on sexual abuse and forensic interviewing of child victims, organized by the Center for social welfare Žalec.

23. - 24.5. 2017.
On Manipulation in Divorce in Rijeka

Prof.dr. sc. Gordana Buljan Flander will hold a training on “Manipulation in divorce” on 23 and 24 of May 2017 in Rijeka, organized by the Center for Social Welfare.

9.5. - 2017.
In Zagreb on Juvenile Perpetrators

Prof. dr. sc. Gordana Buljan Flander will hold a lecture: “Juvenile and Young Adult Perpetrators” in Zagreb on May 9 2017, organized by the Croatian Bar Association.

Published: 01.01.2017.

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

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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Published: 03.12.2014.

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

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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Published: 21.09.2014.

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

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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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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