prof. dr. sc. Branka Sladović-Franz
prof. dr. sc.
Branka Sladović-Franz

Branka Sladović Franz was born in 1971, graduated social work in 1994 at Faculty of Law University of Zagreb. Master degree was obtained at Medical Faculty University of Zagreb, in the area of Social Psychiatry. Disertation“Psychosocial development of abused children placed in children's homes“ was completed in 2002 In educational sciences. She was a guest lecturer from january to march 1997 at WoodbrookeCollegeu, Birmingham, U.K., in international training “Working with conflicts“. Since 1995. She is employed at Department of Social Work at the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, first as a research assistant and as a full professor since 2013.She is teaching courses on Interpersonal communication, Conflict resolution, Child welfare. At postgraduate studies she teaches courses on In-care children, Mediation and social work, Family Mediation, Divorce mediation and Children in mediation.She is the head of postgraduate studies on Family mediation.  She used to be a mentor for over 50 graduate and postgraduate finals and took part in many professional and scientific conferences, 18 international. She published alone or in cooperation more than 40 papers in journals and chapters in books and three books: monography„Psychosocial development of children in children's homes“, „Interpersonal communication for social workers“ and „Individual planning for children in foster family“. She participated in many scientific researchers. She is practising as supervizor of psychosocial work and family mediation and delivering education to social work professionals on child welfare and family conflicts and mediation. She is the president of Croatian association for family mediation, member of Croatian association of social workers, Society for psychological assistance, Association of youth judges, family judges and professionals for children and youth and member of editorial board of Social Work Yearly.

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Published papers recorded in the Croatian Scientific Bibliography Database (CROSBI)

Specifics of supervising family mediators in social welfare system

Sladović Franz, Branka
2020.
Ljetopis socijalnog rada

EDUCATIVE SUPERVISION OF FAMILY MEDIATIORS IN SOCIAL WELFARE SYSTEM

Sladović Franz, Branka
2020.

CURRENT CHALLENGES OF CHILD ALTERNATIVE CARE

Sladović Franz, Branka
2020.
„Suvremeni pristupi obitelji u socijalnoj skrbi"

ASSESSMENT AND MATCHING OF ADOPTIVE PARENTS WITH CHILDREN

Sladović Franz, Branka
2019.

Organisation of child social care in Croatia

Sladović Franz, Branka
2018.

Supporting Family Changes by teaching and practising Family Mediation in Croatia

Sladović Franz, Branka
2018.
International Congress „Da un legame all'altro- le transforamazioni resilienti dei rapporti.“, Sapienza-Univesity of Rome,

Development of education and experiences in practising family mediation as psychosocial intervention

Sladović Franz, Branka
2018.
Predkonferencija Razvoj obiteljske medijacije u sustavu socijalne skrbi IX. Konferencija socijalnih radnika s međunarodnim sudjelovanjem Socijalni rad između politika i prakse

Homeless experience of in-care youth

Kasipović, Ivona ; Sladović Franz, Branka
2018.
IX. Konferencija socijalnih radnika s međunarodnim sudjelovanjem Socijalni rad između politika i prakse

Experiences and possibilities for development of family mediation in social welfare system

Sladović Franz, Branka
2018.
Savjetodavni i preventivni rad u zajednici - uloga obiteljskog centra

Role of Supervision in development of Parent and Child Support Program Growing Up Together - Count us in

Urbanc, Kristina ; Pećnik, Ninoslava ; Sladović Franz, Branka ; Matić, Višnja
2018.
IX. Konferencija socijalnih radnika s međunarodnim sudjelovanjem Socijalni rad između politika i prakse

Students’, caretakers’ and decision-makers’ perception of support in higher education for students with in-care experience

Urbanc, Kristina ; Sladović Franz, Branka ; Branica, Vanja
2018.
European Journal of Social Work

Educative supervision for mediators of parental disputes

Sladović Franz, Branka ; Ajduković, Marina ; Urbanc, Kristina ; Branica, Vanja
2018.
4. Hrvatska konferencija o superviziji

Transition to adulthood of children and youth in alternative care

Sladović Franz, Branka
2017.
„Zaštita prava na zdravlje djece i mladih u alternativnoj skrbi“

Education for Family Mediators: experiences from postgraduate social work study in Croatia

Sladović Franz, Branka
2017.
EASSW-UNAFORIS Conference

The importance of timelines, durability and stability in child care

Sladović Franz, Branka
2017.
Dijete na čekanju

Working with children during home-visits

Sladović Franz, Branka ; Ajduković, Branka
2017.
8.konferencija socijalnih radnika "SOcijalni rad u svijetu promjena"

THE CHALLENGES OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR YOUTH FROM ALTERNATIVE CARE IN CROATIA

Sladović Franz, Branka ; Branica, Vanja ; Urbanc, Kristina
2017.
Ljetopis socijalnog rada

Analyses of judges' perspective in family mediation – contribution to the development of new modality of work

Sladović Franz, Branka ; Branica, Vanja ; Urbanc, Kristina
2017.
Book of Abstracts of ERFCON 2017 - The 9th International Conference of the Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences at University of Zagreb,

Resources and challenges of family mediation in Croatia

Urbanc, Kristina ; Sladović Franz, Branka ; Branica, Vanja
2017.
15th TiSSA TiSSA Plenum Conference

Children in alternative care

Sladović Franz, Branka
2016.

Preparation for successful stuyding of care- leavers.

Sladović Franz, Branka
2016.
33rd FICE Congress and 2ndCYC Conference „Togather towards a better world for children, adolescents and families

Rights of the child - a multidisciplinary approach

Ajduković, Marina ; Bašić, Josipa ; Buljan Flander, Gordana ; Družić Ljubotina, Olja ; Grgurev, Ivana ; Hercigonja Novković, Vesna ; Hrabar, Dubravka ; Ivičević Karas, Elizabeta ; Jovančević, Milivoj ; Kletečki Radović, Marijana ; Kocijan-Hercigonja, Dubravka ; Korać Graovac, Aleksandra ; Lisičar, Hrvoje ; Majstorović, Irena ; Malenica, Maša ; Munivrana Vajda, Maja ; Pećnik, Ninoslava ; Selak Bagarić, Ella ; Sladović Franz, Branka ; Španić, Ana- Marija
2016.

Experiences of teaching and implementing family mediationa-practical course at postgraduate studies of family mediation

Branica, Vanja ; Sladović Franz, Branka ; Urbanc, Kristina
2016.
SIGURNA OBITELJ – STABILNO DRUŠTVO Obitelj u fokusu socijalnog rada

Safety concept as foundation of all child protection interventions

Sladović Franz, Branka
2015.

Individual planning in social work with children

Sladović Franz, Branka
2015.

Adoption is(not) alternative care

Sladović Franz, Branka
2015.
Kako smo postali obitelj: Posvojenje-dio moje priče

INDIVIDUAL PLANING IN SOCIAL WORK

KARAČIĆ, ŠTEFICA ; KLETEČKI RADOVIĆ, MARIJANA ; KRUŠELJ-GAČA, NATAŠA ; LAKLIJA, MAJA ; MILAS KLARIĆ, IVANA ; MUŽINIĆ, LANA ; RUSAC, SILVIA ; SLADOVIĆ FRANZ, BRANKA ; URBANC, KRISTINA
2015.

Assessing developmental risk of the child

Ajduković, Marina ; Sladović Franz, Branka ; Laklija, Maja
2015.

Directions for planning proffesional helping interventions with parents in protection of child well-being

Ajduković, Marina ; Sladović Franz, Branka ; Ajduković, Dean
2015.

Areas and goals of professional helping interventions with parents described as expected parental change of behaviors

Ajduković, Marina ; Sladović Franz, Branka
2015.

Supervision support in achievement of teaching resulta in field work

Majdak, Marijana ; Sladović Franz, Branka ; Branica, Vanja
2015.
Primjena kvalifikacijskog okvira u području prava i u području socijalnih djelatnosti

Students, care takers and decision makers perception of higher education for students with in-care experience

urbanc, kristina ; sladović franz, branka ; branica, vanja
2015.
5th European Conference for Social Work Research (ECSWR) Ljubljana, 22.4. – 24.4.2015.2015

Introducing family mediation in social care system - professionals' perspective

Breber, Marija ; Sladović Franz, Branka
2014.
Ljetopis socijalnog rada

An individual care plan for the child in a foster family

Laklija, Maja ; Sladović Franz, Branka
2013.

The relevance and experience of education from the perspective of Croatian youth in-care

Sladović Franz, Branka ; Branica, Vanja
2013.
European Journal of Social Work

Social care professionals self-evaluation of competences and knowledge about family mediation

Branica, V. ; Sladović Franz, B. ; Ajduković, M.
2013.
6. SIMPOZIJ SOCIJALNIH RADNIKA ; Profesija socijalnog rada: identitet, integritet i realitet

Social support of Croatian students with in-care ecperiences

Sladović-Franz, Branka
2012.
12th International EUSARF Conference

Conflict resolution on issues of older people: opportunities for family mediation

Sladović Franz, Branka ; Ajduković, Marina
2012.
V. međunarodna konferencija socijalnih radnika Međugeneracijsko povezivanje i aktivno starenje : izazovi za socijalni rad

Child Welfare in Croatia: History and Current Position

Branica, Vanja ; Sladović Franz, Branka
2012.

Carachteristics of decision making in child care

Sladović Franz, Branka
2011.
Ljetopis socijalnog rada

Professional development of experts in child protection: choice or obligation

Sladović Franz, Branka
2011.
5. simpozij socijalnih radnika

Protection of Children's Rights in Family Mediation

Sladović Franz, Branka
2011.
The First International Congress of Transformative Mediation

EXPERTS’ PERCEPTION OF FATHERS WHO ARE MONITORED FOR PARENTAL CARE

Sladović Franz, Branka ; Branica, Vanja
2010.
Ljetopis socijalnog rada

Basics of Interpersonal Communication for Social Workers

Sladović Franz, Branka
2009.

Comprehensive family assessment in child welfare

Sladović Franz, Branka
2008.

The assessment of parental capacities and fulfilling parental duties

Sladović Franz, Branka
2008.

Possibilities and challenges of qualitative approach in research of child care

Ajduković, Marina ; Kregar Orešković, Klaudija ; Sladović Franz, Branka
2008.

Child care for children living in risk-families

Sladović Franz, Branka ; Ajduković, Marina
2008.

Directions for programming and planing intervention of supervizing family care as a process of planed positive changes in a family

Ajduković, Marina ; Sladović Franz, Branka
2008.

Social work questionaires for assessing family situation nad needs of children

Ajduković, Marina ; Sladović Franz, Branka
2008.

Agressive and prosocial behaviour of children in children's homes

Ajduković, Marina ; Rajhvajn Bulat, Linda ; Sladović Franz, Branka
2008.
Ljetopis socijalnog rada

Tha characteristics of father's role in child welfare

Sladović Franz, Branka ; Branica, Vanja
2008.
III. Konferencija socijalnih radnika Republike Hrvatske

Experience of life in the children's home: a qualitative analysis of the young people

Sladović Franz, Branka ; Kregar Orešković, Klaudija ; Vejmelka, Lucija
2007.
Ljetopis socijalnog rada

Importance of Child Depression Inventory in the assessment of mental health of children and adolescents in public care

Ajduković, Marina ; Rajhvajn, Linda ; Sladović Franz, Branka
2007.
Socijalna psihijatrija

Quality Early Interventions with Families with Children in Risk

Ajduković, Marina ; Radočaj, Tanja ; Sladović Franz, Branka
2007.
III. Simpozij socijalnih radnika "Kvaliteta i profesionalna odgovornost u socijalnom radu"

Childcare in Croatia-Perspectives from a Longitudinal Study

Sladović Franz, Branka
2006.
IFSW World Conference 2006 Munich

Development of attitude scales toward exclusion of children from the families and toward foster care placement

Kamenov, Željka ; Sladović Franz, Branka ; Ajduković, Marina
2006.
Revija za rehabilitacijska istraživanja

Characteristics of family mediation

Sladović Franz, Branka
2005.
Ljetopis Studijskog centra socijalnog rada

Behavioural and emotional problems of children by type of out-of-home care in Croatia

Ajduković, Marina ; Sladović Franz, Branka
2005.
International journal of social welfare

Attitudes of Professionals and Public on Removal of Chidlren from Risk Families and Fostering

Sladović Franz, Branka ; Ajduković, Marina
2005.
II. simpozij socijalnih radnika

Behavior and Emotional Problems of Children in Out-of-Home Placement in Croatia

Ajduković, Marina ; Sladović Franz, Branka
2005.
Childhoods 2005. Children and Youth in Emerging and Transfoming Societies

Reasons for Separation and Characteristics of Life in Primary Family of Children in Public Care

Ajduković, Marina ; Sladović Franz, Branka ; Kregar Klaudija
2005.
Dijete i društvo. Časopis za promicanje prava djeteta

Attitudes of social care professionals towards the exclusion of children from families and towards foster care placement

Ajduković, Marina ; Sladović Franz, Branka ; Kamenov, Željka
2005.
Ljetopis Studijskog centra socijalnog rada

Professionals and populations attitudes toward removal of children from their family and toward foster care

Sladović Franz, Branka ; Ajduković, Marina
2005.
II. simpozij socijalnih radnika

The style and the efficacy of fulfillment of psychosocial needs of children without appropriate parental care, that are placed in small group-home “ Nuevo futuro”

Racz, Aleksandar ; Ajduković, Marina ; Sladović Franz, Branka
2005.
II. simpozij socijalnih radnika

Five year longitudinal research mental health of children in children's homes and criteria of their exclusion from families

Ajduković, Marina ; Sladović Franz, Branka
2005.
17. Dani Ramira i Zorana Bujasa

Predictors of behavioural and emotional problems of children placed in children's homes in Croatia

Sladović Franz, Branka
2004.
Child & family social work

Selection of out-of-home placement for children at risk in family

Sladović Franz, Branka
2004.
Ljetopis Studijskog centra socijalnog rada ...

The opinion of professionals on removing children from the family: interview results

Sladović Franz, Branka
2004.
Ljetopis Studijskog centra socijalnog rada

Youth Self-Report of Children in Children's Homes and Foster Families in Croatia

Ajduković, Marina ; Sladović Franz, Branka
2004.
Društvena istraživanja : časopis za opća društvena pitanja

Residential Care for Children at Risk - Additional Source of Trauma

Ajduković, Marina ; Sladović Franz, Branka
2004.
20^th International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Annual Meeting

Psychosocial development of children in children's homes

Sladović Franz, Branka
2003.

Removing children from families as a measure of social welfare

Sladović Franz, Branka ; Mujkanović, Đenka
2003.
Ljetopis Studijskog centra socijalnog rada ...

Perception of child support in childrens homes and foster families

Sladović Franz, Branka ; Mujkanović, Đenka
2003.
Ljetopis Studijskog centra socijalnog rada ...

Overcoming conflicts

Ajduković, Marina ; Sladović Franz, Branka
2003.

Conflict understanding

Ajduković, Marina ; Sladović Franz, Branka
2003.

Mental Health of Children in Children's Homes and Foster Families

Ajduković, Marina ; Sladović Franz, Branka.
2003.
XVI. dani Ramira Bujasa. Sažeci priopćenja

An initial interview with a child suspected of being sexualy abused

Sladović Franz, Branka
2002.
Ljetopis studijskog centra socijalnog rada

Psychosocial development of abused children placed in the social welfare institution

Sladović Franz, Branka
2002.

Treatment needs of Abused Children in Residential Care in Croatia

Sladović Franz, Branka
2002.
7th EUSARF Congress 2002, Trondheim, Norway

Child Sexual Abuse

Sladović (Franz), Branka
2001.
Dijete i društvo

Characteristics of Child Sexual Abuse in Croatia(1990-1998)

Sladović (Franz), Branka ; Družić, Olja
2000.
Dijete i društvo

Stress in Children's Home and Coping Strategies as Risk and Resilience Factors for Behaviour Disorder

Sladović (Franz), Branka
2000.

Profesional Identification in the process of practice teaching in social work education in Croatia

Sladović (Franz), Branka ; Urbanc, Kristina
2000.
Social Work and Social Development - New Trends in Changing Europe

Some features of life in orphanages

Ajduković, Marina ; Sladović (Franz), Branka
2000.
Dijete i društvo

Attitudes of Croatian professionals toward child sexual abuse

Sladović (Franz), Branka
1999.
Društvena istraživanja

Factor analyses of professional attitudes toward child sexual abuse

Ajduković, Marina ; Sladović (Franz), Branka ; Buško, Vesna
1999.
Revija za rehabilitacijska istraživanja

Supervision in Croatia: Preliminary research of social workers attitudes and expectations

Ajduković, Marina ; Potočki, Željka ; Sladović (Franz), Branka
1999.
Ljetopis Studijskog centra socijalnog rada

Attitudes of professionals toward child sexual abuse

Sladović (Franz), Branka
1998.

Professional's Knowledge, Experience andNeeds in Working With Sexually Abused Children

Sladović (Franz), Branka
1998.
Ljetopis Studijskog centra socijalnog rada

Needs and interests for mediation in social work

Trgovčević, Nada ; Sladović (Franz), Branka
1997.
Ljetopis studijskog centra socijalnog rada

Evaluation of the learning programme of conflict resolution skills with school-age children

Sladović (Franz), Branka
1995.
Ljetopis Studijskog centra socijalnog rada ...