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Parenting for Lifelong Health

UNICEF MNE 2018

BIJELO POLJE, 10 August 2018 - Parenting is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and most demanding experiences anyone can go through. Child-rearing, however, brings numerous challenges along with it, and in order to meet those challenges in the best way possible, parents need support.

Parenting for Lifelong Health

UNICEF MNE 2018

BIJELO POLJE, 1 August 2018 - Today, perhaps more than ever, a modern family is confronted with a number of challenges and often very high expectations, so the need for additional, professional support in child-rearing does not come as a surprise.

Children’s voices in court proceedings

UNICEF MNE 2018

PODGORICA, 20 July 2018 - When making decisions in the best interests of children, in family proceedings the court should take into account the opinion of the child. This voice should represent the real will and opinion of the child. With the amendments made to the Family Law in 2017, the Ministry of Justice, supported by UNICEF, has allowed the voice of the child to be heard in exactly that way.

Support persons in the justice system

UNICEF MNE 2018

PODGORICA, 10 July 2018 - Dijana Popovic Gavranovic, a social worker and family therapist, has become one of the 17 licensed support persons in Montenegro, whose job is to help children going through the traumatic experience of parental divorce.

Justice for every child

UNICEF MNE 2018

PODGORICA, 5 July 2018 - In a perfect world, every child should have at least one parent who cares about his or her best interests. Since this is not a perfect world, children sometimes need legal representatives. Last October, approximately 30 lawyers in Montenegro were trained to represent children in family-law proceedings.

Strengthening parenting skills

UNICEF MNE 2018

PODGORICA, 25 June 2018 - Every parent faces challenges in bringing up a child. An unhealthy diet and several hours of preparation to get the child to go to bed are just some of the problems that often pose a serious test for parents’ patience. In such situations, advice from experts, as well as other mothers and fathers, is of significant help.

Every Child Needs a Family

UNICEF MNE 2018

BIJELA, 15 June 2018 - In the “Mladost” Children’s Home in Bijela, there have been no children under the age of three for already 18 months. Instead of being referred to residential institutions, such as the Children’s Home in Bijela, children without parental care aged 0-3 years, with the support of the social and child protection system, either remain in their family or are referred to foster families.

Media literacy

UNICEF MNE 2018

PODGORICA, 8 June 2018 – Famous young artist Vučić Ćetković joined the campaign of the Agency for Electronic Media and UNICEF "Let's Choose What We Watch" and on that occasion, together with his primary school art teacher, Radmila Mišković, organized an art workshop for children.

Adolescence

UNICEF MNE 2018

MOJKOVAC, 7 JUNE 2018 – Thirteen-year-old Lazar likes to play football during the breaks between classes and after school. Besides some new moves, during this academic year he has also mastered the important skill of self-control.

Education

UNICEF MNE 2018

BAR, 25 May 2018 – It is not enough for a good student just to learn the lessons assigned to them. In addition to knowledge, a successful student should have certain virtues and values. Students at the “Niko Rolovic” Gymnasium in Bar, who participated in the programme for developing socio-emotional skills within the mainstream education, understand this point well.

Every child needs a family

UNICEF MNE 2018

NIKŠIĆ, 24 MAY 2018 – Dragica Rakočević (62) looks back on when her children and grandchildren were born as precious moments in her life. She talks with the same emotion of the day when the Centre for Social Work assigned her as a foster parent for two boys and a girl.

Preschool for all

UNICEF MNE 2018

NIKŠIĆ, 24 May 2018 – Mina is a three-year-old girl who, like every other child, likes to play with her peers, to run and jump and to get applause for every hurdle she jumps over. This, among other things, is possible thanks to the fact that Mina’s kindergarten in Nikšić, with UNICEF’s support, has been providing appropriate professional support for every child with a disability, from the earliest age.

Youth participation

UNICEF MNE 2018

PODGORICA, 22 May 2018 – Young people in Montenegro want to actively participate in society and to be asked about the issues that matter to them. This is evident from the experience of many adolescents who participated in the initiatives of the UNICEF's Youth Innovation Lab, which has been operational in Montenegro for two years now.

U-Report

UNICEF MNE 2018

PODGORICA, 16 May 2018 – What are young people interested in, what would they change within their local communities, and how would they solve the problems they are facing? A chance to jointly find the answers to these questions is given to young people from Albania, Montenegro and Kosovo through the first regional digital platform “U-Report for the Western Balkans”.

Juvenile justice

UNICEF MNE 2018

PODGORICA, 23 April 2018 - A professor from Penn State University, Djuradj Stakić, as a UNICEF consultant, has been significantly contributing to social and child protection and juvenile justice system reforms in Montenegro since 2005. In an interview, which he gave to the UNICEF Representative Office in Montenegro, he recalls the necessity of professionals specializing in working with juveniles exclusively.

It's about ability

UNICEF MNE 2018

NIKSIC, 20 APRIL 2018 – Radovan Krivokapic is an eighth-grade pupil at Mileva Lajovic Lalatovic Primary School in Niksic. Even to this day he can still remember the poem Little Red Riding Hood in a Cab by poet Dragan Radulovic, which he memorized in the fourth grade. Thanks to DAISY textbooks – modern audiovisual books – Radovan is now able to learn faster and easier.

End violence against children

UNICEF MNE 2018

BIJELO POLJE, 12 April 2018 – How to apply non-violent disciplining and be a better parent? The response to this question was received by parents in Bijelo Polje who joined the parenting programme delivered by the city’s Primary Health Care Centre, with the support of UNICEF and the European Union.

UPSHIFT

UNICEF MNE 2018

PODGORICA, 26 February 2018 – Filip Trojanovic is a participant of one of the UPSHIFT workshops that enable young people to contribute to the development of their community in the best way possible. For him, respect for different opinions and teamwork are among the valuable skills he developed at the workshops.

Early marriages

UNICEF MNE 2018

PODGORICA, 23 February 2018 – According to the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey on the rights of women and children in Montenegro, published in 2013 by MONSTAT and with UNICEF support, one in three of all Roma or Egyptian girls aged 15–19 entered marriage or a marital union, while one in six Roma or Egyptian boys did the same.

It's about ability

UNICEF MNE 2018

NIKSIC, 20 February 2018 – Montenegrin language is one of the favourite subjects of Aferdita Berisaj, a 9th-grade pupil at Mileva Lajovic Lalatovic Primary School. Due to a visual impairment, she can more easily comprehend the world of literature by listening to books, rather than reading them.

Media literacy

UNICEF MNE 2018

PODGORICA, 19 February 2018 - Numerous studies worldwide indicate that violence in the media can contribute to increased aggressiveness in children, while educational content in the media can help children acquire certain knowledge and skills more quickly. Therefore, it is crucial to carefully choose the media content.

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