Experience from practice, unfortunately, shows that our children often feel excluded, unseen, unrecognized, very often lonely, unaccepted, with feelings of worthlessness and misunderstanding, betrayed and disappointed by those who are with a sense of betrayal and disappointment from those which are important to them and who they love. Concerning research findings are that on the age of our early adolescent children who are in accordance with experience from practice, almost one in four children in the early adolescent age suffers and are at a high risk of developing mental disorders. 12 percent of children of this age think about suicide, and 9 percent of them deliberately try to hurt or kill others or themselves. Almost every second child does not ask for help of adult when it is faced with difficulties.
BHIDAPA was created in response to the results of the research on the epidemiology of the mental health problem of children in our area and a clear insight that the biggest problems are deficit in mental health professionals for the development age and lack of compliance with WHO indicators. New insights clearly indicate that most psychological difficulties in adulthood have their roots in childhood. This requires strengthening public awareness of the healthy development of the child and adolescence as a particularly sensitive period of life, the importance of early recognition and interventions at all three levels in order to prevent, to the greatest extent possible, the development of disorders in adulthood.
Leading ours individual and social responsibilities for the preservation of the integrity of children and adolescents, and healthy growth and development of the individual, we wish to develop interdisciplinary and intersectoral cooperation with domestic and foreign related associations, institutes and institutions in projects dealing with children and adolescents, and to develop standards to protect the rights of children and adolescents and to improve the conditions for the healthy development and well-being of every child. Preventive practice at all three levels according to research work, networked action at all levels in order to ensure the minimum conditions for healthy growth and development of children and adolescents, and permanent education in the field of psychotherapy and counseling for developmental age, as well as other professions working with children , adolescents and their families, in accordance with world standards and recommendations, the way we strive.
The child is the present and future of society! To raise and educate the child, to be in relation with a lot of love, respect and clear boundaries is the greatest challenge and responsibility for every parent, teacher, expert and society as a whole.
“The most important things in children’s lives are security, love, acceptance and encouragement.”
Mirela Badurina, PhD, psychotherapist