On the 29th and 30th of October this year, members of the Unit for the protection of children against abuse and neglect, as well as other colleagues involved in the activities related to the protection of children have visited the Clinic for Child Protection of Zagreb and Psychiatric Hospital for the Protection of Children and Youth in Zagreb, Croatia.
Clinic for Child Protection of Zagreb is dealing with abused and traumatized children, and the work of Clinic was presented to us by members of its multidisciplinary team headed by director Professor Dr Gordana Buljan Flander.
During the visit to the Psychiatric Hospital for the Protection of Children and Youth, we were introduced with the organization of health care system for children and adolescents in Croatia, presented by director Assistant Professor Dr Vlatka Boričević Maršanić and other members of the team.
Experiences were exchanged in the field of health care for children and adolescents in the two countries, as well as opportunities for future cooperation. At this meeting collaboration was agreed between experts in the field of mental health of children and adolescents, as well as further possibilities for exchanging experiences in international meetings. Colleagues made for us warmly welcome and to the mutual satisfaction visit was conducted in a friendly atmosphere. It was agreed that next year the Institute be a host for our colleagues from Zagreb.