Childhub Barnahus series: Adapting the forensic interview to the needs of the child

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Date of webinar: 
07 Mar 2019
Start and finish time of webinar: 
2-3pm CET
Gordana Buljan Flander, Director of the Child and Youth Protection Center of Zagreb

We will host the second in the mini webinar series on forensic interviews in Barnahus on March 7th at 2pm CET, to present strategies and approaches to meeting the individual needs of every child and ensuring equitable access to child-friendly justice at the Barnahus. This will include adaptations for children with disabilities or language barriers, including using interpretation. The webinar will also discuss adapting the interviews to different age groups and what you can expect from children of different ages.

About the speaker:

Gordana Buljan Flander (PhD) is a psychologist, psychotherapist and Director of the Child and Youth Protection Center of Zagreb. She has been working with children for over 30 years and was amongst the first professionals in Croatia who recognized the importance of the issue of child abuse and neglect. In 1997 she founded the helpline for abused and neglected children; in 2002 she initiated the foundation of the Child Protection Center of Zagreb – the only health care institution specialized in working with traumatized children in Croatia.

Besides working directly with children and families, she is active as an academic and wrote 7 books and several scientific papers. She works as a lecturer on many universities and is Court Expert for psychology, conducting trainings in domestic, regional and international settings, sharing experiences with other professionals in Croatia and worldwide.

Other parts of this mini series:

The first discussion on the importance of forensic interview for child victims and witnesses of violence in criminal proceedings was held on February 14th - the recording is available here! The third session in this mini series will be held on March 14th to discuss preventing re-victimization when conducting forensic interviews at the Barnahus.

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