Module Six – Violence against children in times of crisis with an emphasis on sexual exploitation and abuse

Predavači: Prof. dr. sc. Gordana Buljan Flander, clinical psychologist and psychotherapist
Dip.psih. Marija Pavlović, psychotherapist


The sixth module of the educational program “Here and Now” has been focused on
virtual crisis interventions included introducing participants to
various forms of violence against children. Types of violence are presented
through definitions, indicators for identifying child victims in
various forms of violence, as well as the short-term and long-term consequences that
violence leaves on children. Risk factor  also highlighted
the issue of violence in the current health crisis, and the expected increase
violence against children. The module also dealt with the topic of high conflict
divorce and their impact on the mental health of children in crisis.
Trainees are presented with practical skills and tools to help them
protect the child from violence with a timely and adequate response and
reduce the possible harmful effects on the mental health of the child.
Also, the emphasis was on the importance of inter-institutional cooperation in
protect the child from violence.