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Balkan Epidemiological Study on Child Abuse and Neglect

Objective

BECAN is an epidemiological study aiming at mapping child abuse and neglect (CAN) in the general population of 11 to 16-year-old children that attend and those that have dropped-out school and at identifying the number of reported/detected cases of CAN being recorded in at least 8 Balkan countries. Mapping of CAN will be achieved by applying two of the I-CAST questionnaires (ICAST-CH for children and ICAST_P for parents, created by ISPCAN with the support of UNICEF) to matched pairs of children and parents. I-CAST questionnaires will first be translated into the official languages of the participating countries and culturally validated. There is no information on the prevalence of CAN in the general population of children in Balkan countries, and this study is certainly the larger in sample size ever conducted in the Balkan area (over 30.000 children and parents), and probably one of the biggest globally. CAN is associated with unhealthy behaviour in children and adolescents. Particularly, due to the well established “circle of violence” phenomenon, domestic violence tends to reproduce itself. Preventive cutting off of that circle contributes substantially and more effectively in the disappearance of such unhealthy behaviour in both children and adults. It is also believed that this study will provide the basis for the harmonization of CAN screening procedures in the Balkan area, and offer valuable tools to relevant policy-making activities in all participating Balkan countries.

Field of science

  • /humanities/languages and literature/languages - general

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2007-B
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

INSTITOUTON YGEIAS TOU PAIDIOU
Address
Thivon Kai Livadias
11527 Athina
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 024 202,46
Administrative Contact
George Nikolaidis (Dr.)

Participants (9)

QENDRA PER MBROJTJEN E TE DREJTAVETE FEMIJEVE SHOQATES
Albania
EU contribution
€ 81 360
Address
Pall Shallvarave Vila 3 Kateshe
Tirana
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Altin Hazizaj (Mr.)
SOUTH-WEST UNIVERSITY NEOFIT RILSKI
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 122 123
Address
Ivan Mihailov Street 66
2700 Blagoevgrad
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vaska Stancheva-Popkostadinova (Dr.)
SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 231 156
Address
Trg Republike Hrvatske 14
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marina Ajdukovic (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY CLINIC OF PSYCHIATRY
North Macedonia
EU contribution
€ 80 000
Address
Ul Belgradska B B
Skopje
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Antoni Novtni (Prof.)
UNIVERSITATEA BABES BOLYAI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 199 294
Address
Mihail Kogalniceanu 1
400084 Cluj Napoca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Istvan Pusok (Mr.)
Faculty for Special Education and Rehabilitation, University of Belgrade
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 170 469,10
Address
Visokog Stevana 2
11000 Belgrade
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jasmina Kovacevic (Prof.)
Ambulance and Emergency Physicians Association
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 244 007,34
Address
Hurriyet Bulvari 1
35210 Izmir
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
İsmail Umit Bal (Dr.)
ISTITUTO DEGLI INNOCENTI DI FIRENZE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 50 520
Address
Piazza Santissima Annunziata 12
50122 Firenze
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Toni Compagno (Dr.)
UNIVERZITET U SARAJEVU
Bosnia and Herzegovina
EU contribution
€ 120 214,10
Address
Obala Kulina Bana 7
71000 Sarajevo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mirko Pejanovic (Prof.)