Today we are especially proud and happy. Our reputable professor and longtime friend of BHIDAPA, PhD Gordana Buljan Flander is the recipient of a lifetime achievement award for promoting the rights of the child. Her selfless commitment to the protection of children, especially children with experience of abuse and neglect, as well as her efforts to constantly motivate professionals and the public not to turn their heads against child suffering, is admirable and we are happy to have her acknowledged in this way. We are privileged to learn from, and with, the Professor who is always ready to share her knowledge and experience unselfishly.
According to: https://www.index.hr/vijesti/clanak/buljan-flander-dobitnica-nagrade-za-zivotno-djelo-za-promicanje-djecjih-prava/2043936.aspx, we find out:
In many years of work, she has distinguished herself in the fields of clinical and health psychology and work to promote the rights of the child, especially protection against violence against children and among children, as well as therapeutic work to mitigate the effects of violence against children. Over the years, she has invested her energy and experience in working with children in public awareness campaigns, educating professionals to work with abused and neglected children, fostering collaboration among different professions, and especially promoting youth volunteering, and future mental health professionals.
“The trust of the thousands and thousands of children whose stories are embedded in this award and our work have not only enabled us to help them, but other children as well. This award is also a sign that the state and the ministry are behind what I am doing and will continue to stand, “said Buljan Flander.
BHIDAPA’s professional, educational team and students congratulate the Professor on this recognition