prof. dr. sc. Ninoslava Pećnik
prof. dr. sc.
Ninoslava Pećnik

Ninoslava Pećnik was born in 1965 in Zagreb. She graduated from the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Zagreb in 1990 on the topic of 'Dating violence and attitudes toward wife battering'. At the same department she obtained her MA degree in 1993 on validating the child abuse potential inventory and in 2001 her doctoral degree with the thesis 'Intergenerational transmission of physical child abuse. "

 

She is a Head of the Chair for Psychology at the Department of Social Work where she is a bearer of the undergraduate courses ‘Introduction to Psychology’, 'Social Psychology', 'Child Abuse and Neglect',  graduate course 'Family Policy, Parenting, Children' as well as postgraduate courses 'Contemporary Parenting', 'Contemporary Parenting and the Rights of the Child’ and 'Contemporary Studies in Social Work'.

 

She has led or participated in several nation-wide research projects on parenting attitudes, practices and parenting support services including:

  • Community parenting support services (2011-2013), funded by UNICEF Office for Croatia, role: project leader/principal researcher
  • Families in Croatia, attitudes towards upbring and psycho-social determinants of parenting, funded by the Ministry of Family (2009-2011) - project leader/principal researcher
  • Parental practices, attitudes and experiences in the first 12 months. funded by UNICEF Office for Croatia (2008) - project leader/principal researcher
  • Social work with children at risk in Sweden and Croatia (2003-2004), Swedish Institute/SIDA - project co-leader, with the University of Orebro
  • One-parent families: personal experience and societal attitudes (2003-2004), funded by State Institute for the Protection of Family, researcher
  • Research projects funded by the Ministary of Science : Children, youth, families and social development of Croatia, a project of (2006-2012), researcher; Evaluation and action research in social work (2001-2006), researcher; Psycho-social aspects of child abuse and neglect (1991- 1995) research assistant

 

She has published, alone or with co-authors, 8 books and around 50 scientific and professional papers. She has supervised doctoral dissertations in the field of parenting and given guest lectures at the University of Örebro in Sweden (at  the Department of Psychology-Center for Developmental Research, Department of Social Work and the Swedish Academy of the Rights of the Child), at the University of Oxford and at post-graduate programs of Departments of Psychology in Zagreb and in Rijeka as well as at the Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences.

 

She was vice president of the Working Group on parenting skills, especially for the prevention of violence against children within the Committee for Social Cohesion of the Council of Europe (2005-2006) and a consultant for the preparation of report underlying the Recommendation 19 (2006) on the policy to support positive parenting. She participated in the establishment of several civil social initiatives active in the areas of providing assistance to victims of violence and was involved in national policy making related to parenting support and child protection. She is a co-author of the internationally implemented parenting support program for parents of young children which was developed under the auspices of UNICEF Office for Croatia and the president of the Center for parenting support ‘Growing Up Together’. In 2011. year she received the Annual Award for the Promotion of the Rights of the Child by the Croatian Government, as well as the Award from Association 'Parents in Action' for distinguished professional contribution to supporting responsible parenting.

Više

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

Fathers' Club 'Growing Up Together':Parenting support programme for fathers of young and preschool children.

Pećnik, N., Milanković Belas, R. Pribela - Hodap, s:, Domaćinović Pićuljan, V., Erceg, T., Mišćenić, G., Duspara, Lj., Butorac, D., Brnić, P. ; Vela Vrabec, N.
2019.

Realising universal right to support in prenting through targeted programme "Growing Up Together - Count Us In"

Pećnik, Ninoslava
2019.
X. konferencija socijalnih rdnika "Drugi i drugačiji"

Evidencing the value of parenting support as a policy and practice orientation: The case of ‘Growing Up Together’ in Croatia

Pećnik, Ninoslava
2019.

Parenting support services in Croatia: Parents' needs and existing programmes

Pećnik, Ninoslava ; Dobrotić, Ivana
2019.

Universal parenting support for fathers of preschool children through "Father's club Growing up Together"

Pećnik, Ninoslava ; Erceg, Tena ; Modić Stanke, Koraljka
2019.
27. godišnja konferencija hrvatskih psihologa - Psihologija i digitalni svijet

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

How do parents facilitate or inhibit adolescent disclosure? The role of adolescents’ psychological needs satisfaction

Tokić Milaković, Ana ; Glatz, Terese ; Pećnik, Ninoslava
2018.
Journal of social and personal relationships

Parenting support programmes Growing up Together in protection and promotion of childrens rights: Challenges and perspectives

Pećnik, Ninoslava
2017.
PSIHOLOGIJA U PROMOCIJI I ZAŠTITI LJUDSKIH PRAVA I DRUŠTVENE PRAVEDNOSTI

Determinanats of parents reactions to manipulation with children in the process of divorce

Ernečić, Maja ; Pećnik, Ninoslava
2017.
23. DANI RAMIRA I ZORANA BUJASA

Supporting positive fathering in Croatia: "Growing up Together" Clubs with Fathers of Young Children

Pećnik, Ninoslava
2017.
15th ISPCAN EUROPEAN REGIONAL CONFERENCE - Multidisciplinary Interagency Approaches to the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse & Neglect

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.

Professionals’ decision-making in post-divorce conflict: Effects of parent’s alienating behaviors, co-operativnes with professionals and child’s adjustment

Pećnik, Ninoslava ; Ernečić, Maja
2016.
Decisions, Assessment, Risk and Evidence in Social Work. Fourth Biennial INternational Symposium.

Socio-demographic determinants of attitudes towards corporal punishment of children

Rajter, Miroslav ; Trbus, Marina ; Pećnik, Ninoslava
2016.
Ljetopis Socijalnog Rada

Parental needs and provision of support services to parents raising children in difficult circumstances

Dobrotić, Ivana ; Pećnik, Ninoslava ; Baran, Jelena
2016.

Evaluation of the impact of the "Kluba očeva Rastimo zajedno" on the beliefs and behaviors of the fathers of children of early and preschool age

Pećnik, Ninoslava Sladić, Ivna
2016.
24.godišnja konferencija hrvatskih psihologa

Targeted support to parenting beneficiaries of the CZSS with preschool children: experience and perspectives of project "Rastimo zajedno- i mi "

Pećnik, Ninoslava Novalić, Kristina
2016.
7. Konferencija socijalnih radnika

Fulfillment of the Child’s Participation Rights in the Family and the Child’s Psychosocial Adjustment: Children’s and Parents’ Views

Pećnik, Ninoslava ; Matić, Jelena ; Tokić Milaković, Ana
2016.
Revija za socijalnu politiku

Conteporary perenting and the rights of the child

Pećnik, Ninoslava
2016.

Parental needs and provison of support services to parents rasing children in difficult circumstances

Dobrotić, Ivana ; Pećnik, Ninoslava ; Baran, Jelena
2015.

Evaluating effectiveness of parenting support : an on-going learning process

Pećnik, Ninoslava
2015.
Galway School 2015 "Child Rights in Practice and Research" : Realising children’s rights through empowering parents and families

The role of adolescents' characteristics and parental behaviour in predicting self-disclosure to parents

Tokić Milaković, Ana ; Pećnik, Ninoslava
2015.
22. Dani Ramira i Zorana Bujasa

Moderators of effectiveness of the parenting support programme 'Growing up together Plus'

Pećnik, Ninoslava ; Ljubešić, Marta ; Starc, Branka
2015.
IV. Hrvatski simpozij o ranoj intervenciji u djetinjstvu

Targeted parenting support: multiple perspectives

Pećnik, Ninoslava ; Dobrotić, Ivana ; Baran, Jelena
2015.
VII. Simpozij socijalnih radnika

Family and Parenting Support: Policy and Provision in a Global Context

Daly, Mary ; Bray, Rachel ; Bruckauf, Zlata ; Byrne, Jasmina ; Margaria, Alice ; Pećnik, Ninoslava ; Samms-Vaughan, Maureen
2015.

Does the Growing up Together programme effectiveness depend on participants' education and gender?

Pećnik, Ninoslava ; Starc, Branka ; Putarek, Vanja
2014.
22.godišnja konferencija hrvatskih psihologa Kako obrazovanju dodati boju? - uloga i izazovi za psihologe

Evaluation of the effectiveness of the program "Growing up together plus"

Pećnik, Ninoslava
2014.

GROWING UP TOGETHER PLUS - workshops with parents of children with disabilities (manual for leaders)

Pećnik, Ninoslava ; Starc, Branka ; Ljubešić, Marta ; Jeić, Minja ; Pribela Hodap, Sonja ; Grubić, Marina
2014.

Parental Behaviors in the Context of Adolescent Disclosure (PBAD): Instrument Development

Tokić Milaković, Ana ; Pećnik, Ninoslava
2014.
Društvena istraživanja

GROWING UP TOGETHER PLUS - workshops with parents of children with disabilities (manual for leaders)

Pećnik, Ninoslava ; Ljubešić, Marta ; Pribela Hodap, Sonja ; Starc, Branka ; Jeić, Minja ; Grubić, Marina
2013.
Treći hrvatski simpozij o ranoj intervenciji u djetinjstvu - Tim oko obitelji: zabluda ili stvarnost?

Evaluation of the effects of the program of workshops with parents 'Growing up Together PLUS'

Pećnik, N., Ljubešić, M., Pribela-Hodap, S., Starc, B., Jeić, M., Grubić, M.
2013.
Treći hrvatski simpozij o ranoj intervenciji u djetinjstvu -

Accessibility and use of parenting support services and community services for young children

Pećnik, Ninoslava ; Pribela-Hodap, Sonja
2013.

Resources for parenting in early childhood

Pećnik, Ninoslava
2013.

Professionals' support in resolving parenting issues

Pećnik, Ninoslava ; Pribela-Hodap, Sonja
2013.

Parents in social environment

Pećnik, Ninoslava
2013.

Parents' needs for support and availability of parenting support services: perspectives of service providers

Pećnik, Ninoslava
2013.

How do parents of young children experience their parenting role?

Pećnik, Ninoslava
2013.

Preventing child abuse and neglect with parents of young children in Croatia

Pećnik, Ninoslava
2013.
13th ISPCAN European Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

Availability and use of health care for children and mothers

Grgurić, Josip ; Pećnik, Ninoslava
2013.

Parental care at child birth, breats feeding and supplementation

Grgurić, Josip ; Pećnik, Ninoslava
2013.

Preventing child abuse and neglect with parents of young children in Croatia

Pecnik, Ninoslava
2013.
13th ISPCAN European conference on child abuse and neglect

Beliefs about help-seeking from professionals in parenting

Pećnik, Ninoslava ; Pribela-Hodap, Sonja
2013.
21. Dani Ramira i Zorana Bujasa

Parental developmentally supportive and unsupportive interactions with young children

Pećnik, Ninoslava
2013.

How parents and communities care for young children in Croatia


2013.

Parents` need for support and availability of services for parenting support: perspective of the representatives of local and regional self- government units

Pećnik, Ninoslava ; Dobrotić, Ivana
2013.

Parenting experience, parents behavior and practices: are there gender differences?

Dobrotić, Ivana ; Pećnik, Ninoslava
2013.

Growing up together workshops with parents of young children in family centers

Pećnik, Ninoslava ; Lugović, Gina
2012.
20.godišnja konferencija hrvatskih psihologa

DETERMINATION OF RESPONSIBLE PARENTING, ANALYSIS OF EARLY SUPPORT MEASURES AND PROPOSALS OF NEW PREVENTIVE/COUNSELING FORMS OF SUPPORT FOR FAMILY AT RISK

Pećnik, Ninoslava ; Ferić, Martina
2011.

Imapact and Challanges of the Parenting Support Program 'Growing Up Together'

Rusijan LJuština, Vesna ; Pećnik, Ninoslava
2011.
20. godišnja konferencija hrvatskih psihologa

Contemporary parenting and the rights of the child

Pećnik, Ninoslava
2011.
20. godišnja konferencija hrvatskih psihologa

Does social workers’ personal experience with violence in the family relate to their professional responses, and how?

Pećnik, Ninoslava ; Bezenšek-Lalić, Olga
2011.
European Journal of Social Work

Parental Behaviors in the Context of Adolescent Disclosure (PBAD): Instrument Development and Validation

Tokić, Ana ; Pećnik, Ninoslava
2011.
SRCD 2011 Biennial Meeting

Adolescent’s personality and disclosure to parents

Tokić, Ana ; Pećnik, Ninoslava
2011.
SRCD 2011 Biennial Meeting

'Growing-Up Together' Workshops With Parents of Young Children

Pećnik, Ninoslava ; Starc, Branka
2011.
12th ISPCAN European Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

Children's views on (the legal ban of) corporal punishment

Pećnik, Ninoslava ; Tokić, Ana
2011.
12th ISPCAN European Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

Parents and children on the threshold of adolescence: view from three angles, challenges and support

Pećnik, Ninoslava ; Tokić, Ana
2011.

Citizens’ beliefs about desirable parental behavior towards young children

Pećnik, Ninoslava ; Radočaj, Tanja ; Tokić, Ana
2011.
Društvena istraživanja

Parental Behaviors Related to Adolescents' Self-Disclosure : Adolescents' Views

Tokić, Ana ; Pećnik, Ninoslava
2011.
Journal of social and personal relationships

Parenting in the best interest of the child and supporting parents of youngest children

Pećnik, Ninoslava ; Starc, Branka
2010.

Growing up together workshos for parents of young children: A Manual

Pećnik, Ninoslava ; Starc, Branka
2010.

Attitudes toward single parenthood

Raboteg-Šarić, Zora ; Pećnik, Ninoslava
2010.
Revija za socijalnu politiku

Workshops for parents 'Growing up together': Experiences from parents and group-leaders

Starc, Branka ; Pećnik, Ninoslava
2009.
2. hrvatski kongres primijenjene psihologije 'Zaštita zdravlja djece i mladih'

Workshops for parents 'Growing up together': Outcome evaluation of the pilot project

Pećnik, Ninoslava ; Starc, Branka
2009.
2. hrvatski kongres primijenjene psihologije 'Zaštita zdravlja djece i mladih'

Positive parenting of young children - a contribution of the homw-visiting nurse

Pećnik, Ninoslava
2009.
IV simpozij patronažnih sestara

Validation of the Scale of Perceived Parental Behavior in Context of Adolescents' Self-Disclosure

Tokić, Ana ; Pećnik, Ninoslava
2009.
II.hrvatski kongres primjenjene psihologije

Principles of parenting and parentig support in Council of Europe Recommendations

Pećnik, Ninoslava
2009.
2. kongres primijenjene psihologije

Beliefs about proper parental practices toward young children

Pećnik, Ninoslava ; Tokić, Ana
2009.
19. Dani Ramira i Zorana Bujasa

Towards a vision of parenting in the best intetest of the child

Pećnik, Ninoslava
2008.

Contemporary views of the child, parenting and socialization

Pećnik, Ninoslava
2008.
Dijete i društvo

Defining and Supporting Positive Parenting in European Societies: The Council of Europe’ s Contribution

Pećnik, Ninoslava
2008.
The Fifth Nordic Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect: Child Neglect: Needs-Obligations-

Self-disclosure to parents: Adolescents' views

Pećnik, Ninoslava ; Tokić, Ana
2008.
4th European Conference on Positive Psychology

Personal wounds – a burden or a resource for future professional helpers?

Urbanc, Kristina ; Pećnik ; Ninoslava
2007.
Third Congress of Social Work: Social Work for Equal Opportunities

What teachers and pedagogues need to know about the intergenerational transmission of violent behaviour

Pećnik, Ninoslava
2007.
Nasilje i nasilno ponašanje u školi, vrtiću, učeničkom domu

Private history of family violence and professional responses to child and wife abuse

Pećnik, Ninoslava ; Bezensek-Lalic, Olga
2007.
XIth ISPCAN European Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

Parenting in the first three years

Pećnik, Ninoslava
2007.
XIX Simpozij socijalne pedijatrije: Prve tri su najvažnije

Assessment processes in social work with children at risk in Sweden and Croatia

Brunnberg, Elinor ; Pećnik, Ninoslava
2007.
International Journal of Social Welfare

Towards rejection of corporal punishment of children

Pećnik, Ninoslava
2006.
Dijete i društvo

Family structure, financial hardship and social support as determinants of parents' depression and child-rearing practices

Raboteg-Šarić, Zora ; Pećnik, Ninoslava
2006.
Društvena istraživanja

Protection of the best interest of the child in the divorce proceedings of the parents

Laklija, Maja ; Pećnik, Ninoslava ; Sarić, Radmila
2005.
Ljetopis socijalnog rada

Professionals’ characteristics, victim’ s gender and case assessments as predictors of professional judgments in child protection

Pećnik, Ninoslava ; Brunnberg, Elinor
2005.
Review of Psychology

Informal and formal support to one-parent and two-parent families

Pećnik, Ninoslava ; Raboteg-Šarić, Zora
2005.
Revija za socijalnu politiku

Some determinants of Croatian and Swedish social workers' reactions to child abuse

Pećnik, Ninoslava ; Brunnberg, Elinor
2004.
I. Simpozij socijalnih radnika "Uloga socijalnog rada u zaštiti djece"

Pećnik, Ninoslava
2004.
Metodologijski pristupi i razine analize u novijim socijalno-psihologijskim istraživanjima

"Child Abuse Potential Inventory": Presentation of instrument and results of its validation in Croatia

Pećnik, Ninoslava
2003.
Ljetopis Studijskog centra socijalnog rada

Single parent families: Personal experience and attitudes towards single parenthood

Raboteg-Šarić, Zora ; Pećnik, Ninoslava ; Josipović, Vedrana
2003.

Single parents' satisfaction with support from social services

Pećnik, Ninoslava ; Raboteg-Šarić, Zora
2003.
Prva hrvatska konferencija socijalnih radnika s međunarodnim sudjelovanjem - Socijalni rad za socijalnu Hrvatsku

Single parent families: Personal experience and societal attitudes

Raboteg-Šarić, Zora ; Pećnik, Ninoslava ; Josipović, Vedrana
2003.

Single parent families: Personal experience and attitudes towards single parenthood

Raboteg-Šarić, Zora ; Pećnik, Ninoslava
2003.
Međunarodni dan obitelji

Single parent and two-parent families: Attitudes towards single parenthood and perceived social support

Raboteg-Šarić, Zora ; Pećnik, Ninoslava ; Josipović, Vedrana
2003.
XIth European Conference on Developmental Psychology

Intergenerational transmission of child abuse

Pećnik, Ninoslava
2003.

How to implement findings about correlates of child abuse and neglect into effective practice?

Pećnik, Ninoslava
2001.

Toward an integrated framework for understanding intergenerational transmission of child abuse

Pećnik, Ninoslava
2001.
VIII. European Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect: Improving Child Protection Policies and Practices

Intergenerational transmission of phyisical child abuse

Pećnik, Ninoslava
2001.

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Pećnik, Ninoslava
2001.

Pećnik, Ninoslava
2001.
Okrugli stol Nasilje nad djecom u obitelji - preporuke stručnjaka Vladi RH za unapređenje prevencije i neposrednog rada sa žrtvama

Theoretical Approaches to Explaning child Abuse and Neglect

Pećnik, Ninoslava
2001.
Dijete i društvo

Fenomenology and Etiology of Child Abusing in Family

Pećnik, Ninoslava
2000.
Pravo djeteta na zaštitu od nasilja

Cognitive Appraisals and Coping With Abuse as Risk and Protective Factors

Pećnik, Ninoslava
2000.

Intergenerational transmission of child abuse

Pećnik, Ninoslava
1998.
Ljetopis Studijskog centra socijalnog rada

Training for Psycho-Social Work With Refugee and Displaced Women

Pećnik, Ninoslava
1997.

Psycho-social Assistance to Refugee and Displaced Women in Croatia

Pećnik, Ninoslava ; Miškulin, Mira
1996.
Groupwork

Physical punishment of children between socially accepted behavior and child abuse

Pećnik, Ninoslava
1996.
Ljetopis Studijskog centra socijalnog rada ...

The Child Abuse Potential Inventory-Cross-validation in Croatia

Pećnik, Ninoslava ; Ajduković, Marina
1995.
Psychological reports

Conflicts and strategies for resolution

Pećnik, Ninoslava
1994.
Ljetopis Studijskog centra socijalnog rada

Abuse and abandonment of children in the family

Ajduković, Marina ; Pečnik, Ninoslava
1994.
Revija za socijalnu politiku

An analysis of differences between maltreating and general population parents in Croatia

Pećnik, Ninoslava
1994.
Violence in the family

Nonviolent conflict resolution

Ajduković, Marina ; Pećnik, Ninoslava
1993.

The influence of displacement on the relation of mothers to their children accomodated in host family

Ajduković, Marina ; Miljević, Renata ; Pećnik, Ninoslava
1992.
Psychologische Beiträge