Dear colleagues, children’s friends from all sectors,
After careful evaluation of the corona virus epidemic, which has brought us this unpredictable time, and with the desire that all already registered participants have the opportunity to listen to the lecturers which we have gathered for you, we have decided to adapt and hold the Third European Conference with international participation EAPAP (European Association of Parental Practitioners) organized by the Clinic for Child Protection and young people of the City of Zagreb in the form of LIVE WEBINAR from September 16-18, 2020.
"Parental Separation, Alienation and Splitting: Healing Beyond Reunification"
is the name of the conference, from which the course of action and goal of EAPAP is clear, namely a deep understanding of alienation and other difficulties for children related to parental separation, as well as the development of clear and scientifically based guidelines for the work of all child protection professionals.
The Zagreb Child and Youth Protection Center’s Initiative "28 Conclusions of the Profession in Protecting Children from Emotional Abuse in Parental Divorce: Establishing Good Practice in Croatia" from last summer garnered more than 800 signatures from experts of different profiles from Croatia and the region, after Karen and Nick Woodall’s lecture held in Zagreb,
The lecture was viewed in person and via live stream video by more than 3000 interested experts and laics.
Excellent response from the Croatian expert public has unambiguously shown the interest, need and goodwill for further development in this area, which is not surprising since about one third of parents' divorces are highly conflictual and the most frequent victims of adult disagreement, poor system coordination. with relentless flow of time – are kids.
EAPAP is opening a new chapter on child protection in this area in Croatia, and more than twenty eminent lecturers from Europe, the USA and the region are expected, with multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral, scientific, but also practical presentations, discussions and solutions.
We look forward to your arrival and taking new steps in child protection.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee,
Professor Gordana Buljan Flander, Ph.D.