Slavica Blažeka Kokorić was born in 1974 in Čakovec, Croatia. She graduated social work in 1997 at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law - Department of Social work. In 2002 she finished master degree in social science, field sociology at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Philosophy.
In 2005 she defended doctoral theses in social science, field social work, under heading “The connection between experiences in family of origin and romantic relationships features“, at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law – Department of Social Work.
From 1998 until today, she was continuously employed at the Faculty of Law, Department of social work, University of Zagreb, on the following positions:
From 1998 until today she continuously teaches various courses at the Department of Social Work. She teaches a few courses at the undergraduate level (courses "Social work with families," “Field Placement” and "Drama-pedagogical methods in social work") and on the graduate level (“Social Work with Family”, “Field Placement”).
She teaches also at the postgraduate studies “Psychosocial approach in social work” (course "Assessment Models and Work with the Family") and at the postgraduate studies “Family mediation” (courses "Seminar in analyzing Family Conflict" and "Research Family Conflicts") and at the “Doctoral study of Social work and Social Policy” (course "Contemporary studies of Family and Marital Relations").
Under her mentorship more than 40 students defended their final papers on the graduate and undergraduate level. She has published twenty scientific papers and three book chapters and also participated at more than twenty international and national conferences.
Her interest of research is the field of studying the quality of family relationships, the structure and the living conditions of urban and rural families, family values, parenting, premarital and marital processes, the role of primary family in creating intimate relationships in adulthood, prevention of difficulties and behavioral functioning of children and youth etc.
From 2009 to 2014 she was a head of the scientific research project of the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports "The functioning and strengthening families in high-risk conditions in the Republic of Croatia". From 2006 to 2014 she was a member of the editorial board of the scientific journal “Annual of Social work”. In addition, she was actively involved in professional work within various associations for many years, but nowadays she is a member of the Croatian Association of Social Workers, the Croatian Centre for Drama Education, the Association for Creative Social Work and the Association Sociativa New.
Certain Specificities Pertaining to Adoption of Children from Other Countries
Professionals’ Experiences regarding Adoption of Older Children
Adoption - different perspectives, same goal
Employed Parents' Perception of Family-Supportive Work Environment
Factor structure and psychometric characteristics of the questionnaire" Coping with negative workplace behaviours" on a sample of police officers
The connection between self-esteem, attachment style and experiences of violence in students' romantic relationships
LOCAL FAMILY SOCIAL SERVICES IN CROATIA BETWEEN EUROPEAN UNION’S STANDARDS AND RURAL REALITIES
Correlations between characteristics of relationship conflict and perception of quality of relationship
Strengthening family cohesion through shared participation of family members in religious activities
Family resilience – from theoretical framework and research to the practice-friendly interventions
Contribution of Spirituality in Overcome Crisis and Addiction Recovery
Assessment of Metric Characteristics of Coping Strategies Scale in Dealing with Negative and Harassment Behavior at Workplace in Police Profession
Protecting the Rights and Interests of Children Exposed to Parental Conflicts in a Family Environment
Report from the Forum of the Institute for Ethnology and Folkloristics "What is being researched today in the rural areas?" Presentation of the informal research group Ruralia.
Family between the high expectations and unsupportive social context - a challenge for social work
he Quality of Family Life in Various Rural Areas: Example of Four Municipalities in Sisak – Moslavina County
Re-institutionalization of adopted children - does the system do enough for protection of their rights?
How to improve protecton of children's rights to family life? - difficulties in realisation of out of institution care for children with specific risks
Experiences and educational needs of social workers working with children and youth and perpetrators of criminal acts
The Role of Spirituality and Active Participation in the Charismatic Community in Strengthening Family Resilience.
Adopting families – challenges of adaptation and reactions of the social environment
Methods of group and individual work with people with disabilities
Experiences and Educational Needs of Social Workers Working with Children and Youth and Perpetrators of Criminal Acts
The Role of Spirituality in Treating Addiction from Perspective of Members of the Community Reto centar
Spirituality – a resource for overcoming life crises in members of charismatic communities
The welfare centres experts experience on interventions for child protection in high conflict divorce situations
The development of support programs for the successful adoption of children with specific risks
Family and gambling addiction – how to overcome the risk of social exclusion?
INTEGRATION OF SPIRITUALITY IN SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE ORIENTED ON SUPPORT INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES IN DEALING WITH THE CRISIS
CHARACTERISTICS OF A CHILD AND BIOLOGICAL FAMILY AS A RISK FOR SUCCESSFUL ADOPTION REALIZATION
Spirituality experience of members in charismatic congregations »Dobri Pastir« and »Maranatha«
THE ROLE OF DANCE IN THE IMPROVEMENT OF ACTIVE LIFESTYLE AND QUALITY OF LIFE OF OLDER PEOPLE
Partnership of experts and professors in exploring challenges of family social work in teaching process
Family leisure as a factor of family cohesion and satisfaction with family life
Family empowerment for quality leisure time as a factor of prevention risk behaviors
The role of dance in an active lifestyle improvement and a life quality of elderly people
The transition to parenthood from the perspective of adoptive parents
The role of spirituality in empowerment of family cohesion and family life satisfaction - experience from Croatia
Satisfaction with life and informal and formal sources of support among people with disabilities
The contribution of volunteers in promoting quality care for children in institutional placement
Differences in the experience of loneliness and social support with primary-school children of lower age
Implementation of Drama in Education in Working with Juvenile Offenders
Some aspects of quality of life employed mothers of preschool children
Application of Education Drama in the Work with Juvenile Criminal Offenders - An Example of Cooperation of Institutions with Non-governmental Sector
Perception of parental acceptance/rejection in the context of different socio-economic conditions of growth in primary family
Comparison of perception of social-self concept in juvenile offenders and their peers
Dictionary child-adult: The interpreter of children's world to adults : a review
Differences in romantic relationship of students with secure and insecure attachment styles
The comparison of attributes of migration and non- migration families.
Quality of Early Parental Message and Child Benefit
Drama in Education of Social Work Students
The Role of Social and Economic Conditions in Forming Parenting Stile
Resolution of conflicts between partners with regard to the gender of the partner, previous or current experience and the duration of a partnership relation
Violence in early adult romantic relationships : the role of parenting model
The Competence Development for Constructive Partners Conflict Solving : The Role of Transgenerational Transfer
The Role of Parental Care in the Formation of Attachment Style in Childhood and Adult Age
The connection between experiences in family of origin and romantic relationships features
Experience in group work with parents within the program of primary addiction prevention in pre-school children
Primary Prevention of Behaviour Disorders in Elementary School Children
Risk factors in the war areas
Some General and Family Values in Rural and Urban Settlements
Differences Between Parents` Perceptions of their Children`s Behaviour and Interests in Towns and Villages, and Ethnic in Research of Children
The Quality of Family Relations in Rural and Urban Families
Family structure and Living Conditions of Families in Rural and Urban Settlements
The importance of Social Support for Accomplishing Life Expectations in Young Former Refugees
The role of social support in the prevention of behavioral disorders in young returnees
Risk factors for children in war-affected areas
Psycho-social potential for successful coping with challenges of life in young people from regions of the Republic of Croatia that were affected by the war with a different intensity
Family values as familiy-ecological factor
Drama techniques in the prevention of behavioral and functioning disorders in children and young people
System Overcoming Risk Factors in Process of Socialization Children With Special Needs
Psychic consequences of war and displacementin children - victims of war 1991-1995. in Croatia
Interventions into thesocialization process of children with special needs
Application of Drama Expresion in Small Creative Socialization Groups
From the darkness to the lightness - one of the alternatives in solving problems of dependenes
Analyses of role structures in social work student's families
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