Very often the safety and life of children in danger depends on the professionals and scientists who are constantly at the forefront of their protection. Since 2016, ELIZA has been trying to create a protection circle for all vulnerable children, through educational workshops for the recognition and proper management of cases of suspected child abuse.
In collaboration with the medical school of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, the 2nd Pediatric Department of the University of Athens, the eleven Pediatric University Departments of Greece and the medical schools of the Universities of YALE and IOWA in the United States, we have trained:
- 1.220 physicians and 215 nursing staff
- 2.110 teachers
- 1.490 police personnel of all levels
- 75 judges and prosecutors
The numbers may seem considerably big, but the needs of children in danger are multiple and complex. At ELIZA we design new interventions and educational programs, in cooperation with scholars and experts who have the necessary insight and experience in the recognition and provision of support for the proper management of child abuse cases. Our goal is to become the enabler, bringing knowledge to those who are next to vulnerable children every day, so that we can contribute effectively to their protection.