Child maltreatment is a major public health problem, affecting at least 55 million children in the WHO European Region. The impact of abuse and/or neglect in childhood is detrimental to physical, psychological and reproductive health throughout the life-course, yet the high costs to society are avoidable. There are clear risk factors for maltreatment at the […]

Adolescents are not simply old children or young adults. This deceptively simple observation lies at the heart of Global Accelerated Action for the Health of Adolescents (AA-HA!): guidance to support country implementation – which reflects the coming of age of adolescent health within global public health. This guidance is a milestone for translating the Global […]

INSPIRE: Seven strategies for ending violence against childrenidentifies a select group of strategies that have shown success in reducing violence against children. They are: implementation and enforcement of laws; norms and values; safe environments; parent and caregiver support; income and economic strengthening; response and support services; and education and life skills.  The package is anchored […]

The programme of promoting healthy and safe lifestyle culture among schoolchildren is a complex programme of developing knowledge, attitudes, personal guidelines and behaviour norms, which secure the maintenance and strengthening of physical and psychological health as one of value constituents that favour cognitive and emotional development of young people, achievement of the set objectives in mastering basic educational programme of the educational institution.

Nowadays children start asking about sex or demonstrate sexualised behaviour manifestations quite early. Not every adult can give detailed (exhaustive) answer on sex issues to a child and understand if early manifestations of infantile sexuality are standard for a particular age. Specialists working with adolescents face the manifestations of their clients’ sexualised behaviour regularly. In […]

Talking about HIV, especially about status disclosure, is a crucial moment, which takes meticulous preparation. When dealing with this issue one could use emotional support of close people and professional help of specialists (psychologists, consultants, doctors). We offer to examine the issue of HIV-positive status disclosure to a child more closely in the context of […]

We will discuss: the principles of premedical first aid; the ways to control bleeding; bruise and sprain first aid; wound types and their treatment; burn and frostbite first aid; fracture types and first aid to the victim; medical response to intoxication and PAS overdose; loss of consciousness first aid; safety rules when giving first aid; […]