izv. prof. dr. sc. Olja Družić Ljubotina
izv. prof. dr. sc.
Olja Družić Ljubotina

Olja Družić Ljubotina was born in Zagreb, Croatia in 1970. She graduated from the Faculty of Law, Department of Social Work, University of Zagreb in 1996.  She acquired MA at Department of Sociology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb in 2004. and PhD at Faculty of Law, Department of Social Work, University of Zagreb with thesis “Attribution for poverty and some psychosocial characteristics of social assistance recipients“ in 2009.

In 2017. she was elected to the academic title associate professor in the field of social sciences.

Since October 2000 she is employed at Department of Social Work of Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb as assistant. She is a member of research team for UNICEF project „Poverty and material well-being of preschool children in Republic of Croatia” since 2012. Previously she participated in research for several scientific research projects financed by Ministry of Science, Education and Sport, „Social Policy and Social Work in Croatia” (2000-2004) guided by Professor emeritus Vlado Puljiz, „Models of Action and Evaluation Researches in Social Work” (2004-2006) and “Children, youth, family and social development of Croatia” (2006-2012) guided by professor Marina Ajduković, PhD.

She has taught  courses at the undergraduate level  (Social work with group and Poverty and social work), course at the postgraduate doctoral study Social work and social policy (Social problems and social risks) and course at the postgraduate specialist study Children's rights (Poverty and children) at the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb.

She participated in working groups for drafting proposal texts of several laws and documents in the field of social policy and social work activities.

Her research expertise is poverty and social exclusion and social work with groups. She is a member of Croatian Chamber of Social Workers, Croatian Association of Social Workers, Society for Psychological Assistance, Volunteers' Centre Zagreb and Rehabilitation center for stress and trauma.

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Education

Graduation year: 1996

mr.sc. graduation year: 2004

PhD graduation year: 2009

Employed since: 2000

Contact

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Nazorova 51, soba 21
Department:
Theory and Methods of Social Work
Published papers recorded in the Croatian Scientific Bibliography Database (CROSBI)

Social Mentoring Guide for Experts of the Croatian Institute for Social Work

Družić Ljubotina, Olja ; Karačić, Štefica ; Kletečki Radović, Marijana ; Mužek Bešen, Venita
2022.

Determinants of Causal Attributions of Homelessness in Croatia

Družić Ljubotina, Olja ; Kletečki Radović, Marijana ; Ogresta, Jelena
2022.
Revija za socijalnu politiku

Advocacy initiatives as initiators of changes in social policy and social work

Kletečki Radović, Marijana ; Družić Ljubotina, Olja ; Dobrotić, Ivana ; Petričušić, Antonija
2022.
Socijalni rad na prekretnici: identitet, moć i promjena, XI. Konferencija socijalnih radnika

The role of social care in integration of persons under international protection

Bekiri, Zana ; Brozić Perić, Tatjana ; Biočić, Marija ; Družić Ljubotina, Olja ; Helfrih, Sanja ; Jazvić, Ivan ; Karačić, Štefica ; Kronstein, Domagoj ; Kletečki Radović, Marijana ; Koražija, Nataša ; Opačić, Ana ; Šimić, Cvita ; Štritof, Tatjana
2021.

Deep dive analysis of policies, programmes, services, funding sources and mechanisms aimed at combating child poverty in Croatia. Literature review

Dobrotić, Ivana ; Družić Ljubotina, Olja ; Kletečki Radović, Marijana ; Buković, Nikola
2021.

Child marriages in the Roma communitiy in Croatia

Kutnjak Vrtarić, Maja ; Družić Ljubotina, Olja
2021.
Revija za socijalnu politiku

Social work and politics - so close and so far away

Družić Ljubotina, Olja
2018.
Socijalni rad između politika i prakse ; IX. Konferencija socijalnih radnika s međunarodnim sudjelovanjem

Families at risk of poverty: what are they telling us and can we support them?

Družić Ljubotina, Olja ; Rezo, Ines
2018.
IX. Konferencija socijalnih radnika s međunarodnim sudjelovanjem „Socijalni rad između politika i prakse“

The Implications of Researches on Poverty to Education of Social Works in Croatia

Kletečki Radović, Marijana ; Družić Ljubotina, Olja
2018.
Environmental and Community Sustainability ; Human Solutins in an Evolving Society

Homelessness in Croatia: who needs researches at all?

Družić Ljubotina, Olja ; Kletečki Radović, Marijana
2018.
Environmental and Community Sustainability ; Human Solutions in an Evolving Society

The role of economic hardship and parental behaviour in internalizing and externalizing problems in youth

Sušac, Nika ; Skokandić, Lea ; Rimac, Ivan ; Družić Ljubotina, Olja
2017.
23. Dani Ramira i Zorana Bujasa

Stigmatization of children who live in terms of poverty: can it be different?

Družić Ljubotina, Olja ; Kletečki Radović, Marijana ; Majdak, Marijana
2017.
IFSW European Conference 2017: Marginalization and Social Work in a Changing Society

Effect of poverty on the well-being and quality of life of families from the perspective of children

Kletečki Radović, Marijana ; Vejmelka, Lucija ; Družić Ljubotina, Olja
2017.
Ljetopis socijalnog rada

Familise with children living in conditions of poverty: parents perspective

Družić Ljubotina, Olja ; Sabolić, Teodor ; Kletečki Radović, Marijana
2017.
Ljetopis socijalnog rada

Childran and Youth Trapped in New Poverty

Kletečki Radović, Marijana ; Družić Ljubotina, Olja
2017.
Socijalni rad u svijetu promjena

Everyday life of young people living in conditions of poverty: perspectives of high school students and their parents

Družić Ljubotina, Olja ; Kletečki Radović, Marijana ; Ajduković, Marina
2017.
23. Dani Ramira i Zorana Bujasa

The effect of poverty on the well-being and quality of life of youth: qualitative perspective

Družić Ljubotina, Olja ; Kletečki Radović, Marijana ; Ajduković, Marina
2017.
20th Biennial International Symposium of International Consortium For Social Development

Service users involvement in social work research: homelessness in Croatia

Kletečki Radović, Marijana ; Družić Ljubotina, Olja ; Ogresta, Jelena
2017.
EASSW - UNAFORIS 2017 European Conference

Poverty and children

Družić Ljubotina, Olja ; Kletečki Radović, Marijana
2016.

The role of the resilience in connection between family material status and adolescents' intenalizing problems

Rajhvajn Bulat, Linda ; Ajduković, Marina ; Družić Ljubotina, Olja ; Kletečki Radović, Marijana ; Sušac, Nika
2016.
VI. znanstveno – stručni skup Osnaživanje potencijala za preventivne aktivnosti u zajednici

Being a child from poor family in "poor" and "rich" community

Kletečki Radović ; Marijana ; Družić Ljubotina, Olja ; Ajduković, Marina ; Vejmelka, Lucija ; Rimac, Ivan ; Sabolić, Teodor
2016.
Sigurna obitelj – stabilno društvo: Obitelj u fokusu socijalnog rada

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.

The portrait of social support of the homeless in Croatia

Družić Ljubotina, Olja ; Kletečki Radović, Marijana ; Ogresta, Jelena
2016.

What kind of support families homeless in Croatia?

Družić Ljubotina, Olja ; Kletečki Radović, Marijana ; Ogresta, Jelena
2016.
7. Konferencija socijalnih radnika

Live and raise children in poverty: perspectives of parents

Družić Ljubotina, Olja ; Kletečki Radović, Marijana
2015.

Health of Parents and Children

Družić Ljubotina, Olja
2015.

Social support for children and families

Družić Ljubotina, Olja
2015.

Using social welfare services and measures to protect the rights and welfare of the child (according to the estimates of social workers)

Družić Ljubotina, Olja
2015.

Poverty and well-being of preschool children in Croatia.

Šućur, Zoran ; Kletečki Radović, Marijana ; Družić Ljubotina, Olja ; Babić, Zdenko
2015.

User perspective in planning of program for social involvement of homeless people

Kletečki Radović, Marijana ; Družić Ljubotina, Olja
2015.
Profesionalna rehabilitacija - stanje, mogućnosti i perspektive

Integration of homeless people within society providing employment support services

Družić Ljubotina, Olja ; Kletečki Radović, Marijana
2015.
Profesionala rehabilitacija - stanje, mogućnosti i perspektive

Children in the social welfare during economic crisis: the case of Croatia

Kletečki Radović, Marijana ; Družić Ljubotina, Olja
2015.
IFSW European Conference & Social Services Expo 2015

Relationship of poverty and some aspects of psychological welfare

Družić Ljubotina, Olja ; Ljubotina, Damir
2014.
Socijalna psihijatrija

The occupational stress in social workers: sources of stress and burnout

Družić Ljubotina, Olja ; Friščić, Ljiljana
2014.
Ljetopis socijalnog rada

Poverty as a social work challenge in the economic crisis context in Croatia

Družić Ljubotina, Olja
2013.
Ljetopis socijalnog rada

What is the role of science in improving the quality of life for the homeless?

Družić Ljubotina, Olja
2013.
Stručni skup Druga prilika: izazovi i perspektive u radu s beskućnicima

Professional stress and burn-out in the work of social workers

Friščić, Ljiljana ; Družić Ljubotina, Olja
2013.
Ljetopis socijalnog rada

The contribution of some psychosocial variables in predicting attribution of causes of poverty

Družić Ljubotina, Olja
2013.
21. dani Ramira i Zorana Bujasa

What is the role of science in improving the quality of life of homeless people?

Družić Ljubotina, Olja
2013.

Small creative socialization groups as a factor empowering children in refuge

Kletečki Radović, Marijana ; Družić Ljubotina, Olja
2013.

Looking for professional integrity

Družić Ljubotina, Olja ; Kletečki Radović, Marijana
2013.
VI. Simpozij socijalnih radnika. Profesija socijalnog rada: identitet, integritet i realitet

What is the role of science in improving the quality of life for homeless people?

Družić Ljubotina, Olja
2012.
Druga prilika: izazovi i perspektive u radu s beskućnicima

Subjective quality of life of individuals living in poverty and employed persons of different economic status

Družić Ljubotina, Olja
2012.
Ljetopis socijalnog rada

Challenges in aproaching the problem of homelessness in Croatia

Družić Ljubotina, Olja ; Knežević, Mladen
2012.
Socijalna misao

How much (not) know about homelessness?

Družić Ljubotina, Olja
2012.

Homelessness: A view from different perspectives


2012.

The problem of poverty from the perspective of the elderly

Družić Ljubotina, Olja ; Kletečki Radović, Marijana
2012.
V. međunarodna konferencija socijalnih radnika Međugeneracijsko povezivanje i aktivno starenje: izazovi za socijalni rad

Effects of inclusive volunteering: views from the user perspective

Družić Ljubotina, Olja ; Pavlović, Višnja ; Rendulić, Drago
2011.
V. Simpozij socijalnih radnika ; Volonterizam i socijalni rad - zajedno za humanije društvo

The role and importance of volunteering for social inclusion

Družić Ljubotina, Olja
2011.
Konferencija Hrvatske mreže volonterskih centara: Jednake mogućnosti - Inkluzivno volontiranje kao put prema integraciji i većoj zapošljivosti

Poverty and social work: to what extent social work addresses the issue of "poverty"?

Družić Ljubotina, Olja ; Kletečki Radović, Marijana
2011.
Ljetopis socijalnog rada

Civil Society Association's Contribution to the Social Reconstruction of the Community

Družić Ljubotina, Olja ; Delale, Eva Anđela ; Kletečki Radović, Marijana
2010.
Revija za socijalnu politiku

Are poor users satisfied with the relationship with their social worker?

Kletečki Radović, Marijana ; Družić Ljubotina, Olja
2010.
Siromaštvo, socijalna isključenost i socijalni rad

Attribution for poverty and some psychosocial characteristics of social assistance recipients

Družić Ljubotina, Olja
2009.

Causes of poverty – poor people point of view

Družić Ljubotina, Olja
2009.
Coping & Resilience - International Conference

Psychosocial work as facilitator of social capital in community

Družić Ljubotina, Olja ; Delale, Eva Anđela ; Kletečki Radović, Marijana
2009.
1st European Network of Social Action (ENSACT) Joint European Conference

Personal relation toward poverty - an important initiator of counteracting poverty in community

Družić Ljubotina, Olja ; Kletečki Radović, Marijana
2009.
Socijalni rad u zajednici - IV. simpozij socijalnih radnika

Poor people's perception of social injustice

Družić Ljubotina, Olja
2008.
Socijalni rad u promicanju ljudskih prava, III. Konferencija socijalnih radnika Republike Hrvatske

Children and poverty in Croatia: state and needs

Kletečki Radović, Marijana ; Družić Ljubotina, Olja
2008.

Attributions of poverty among social work and non-social work students in Croatia

Družić Ljubotina, Olja ; Ljubotina, Damir
2007.
Croatian Medical Journal

Perception of social injustice of young people parts of Croatia differently affected by the war

Družić Ljubotina, Olja
2007.
Ljetopis socijalnog rada

Perception of social injustice as a predictor of deviant behavior

Družić Ljubotina, Olja
2007.
Istraživanja u edukacijsko-rehabilitacijskim znanostima - 7. međunarodni znanstveni skup

Perception of social injustice and youth's value system - The case of war exposed regions

Družić Ljubotina, Olja
2007.
European conference on traumatic stress (10 ; 2007)

Social sensibility of social work students in comparison to other students

Družić Ljubotina, Olja
2007.
Socialno delo za enake možnosti za vse - 3. kongres socialnega dela

Is there any differences in value system among social work and non-social work students?

Družić Ljubotina, Olja
2007.
Kvaliteta i profesionalna odgovornost u socijalnom radu - 3. simpozij socijalnih radnika

Perception of social injustice, consequences of war and religiousness as the predictors of the deviant behavior of the youth

Družić Ljubotina, Olja ; Ljubotina, Damir
2007.
Kriminologija & socijalna integracija

Children and Poverty in Croatia: Present State and Needs

Kletečki Radović, Marijana ; Družić Ljubotina, Olja
2007.
The 10th International Conference "Educational Research and School Practice"

Socio-demografic Characteristics and Experiences of Foster Families

Družić Ljubotina, Olja ; Kletečki Radović, Marijana ; Jelača, Nataša
2005.
Ljetopis Studijskog centra socijalnog rada ...

Children and poverty: research challenges

Kletečki Radović, Marijana ; Družić Ljubotina, Olja ; Delale, Eva Anđela
2005.
Što može škola učiniti za smanjenje posljedica siromaštva kod učenika

Social injustice, structure of values and ways of achieving values in youth.

Družić Ljubotina, Olja
2004.

Advancement possibilities of foster care as alternative form of child care - challenge for social work

Družić Ljubotina, Olja ; Kletečki, Marijana ; Jelača, Nataša
2003.
I. Hrvatska konferencija socijalnih radnika

Co-operation between governmental and non-governmental organisations in the work with abused children

Delale, Eva Anđela ; Družić Ljubotina, Olja
2002.
Ljetopis studijskog centra socijalnog rada

Some aspects of field placement in the process of the education of social workers

Urbanc, Kristina ; Družić Ljubotina, Olja ; Kregar, Klaudija
2002.
Ljetopis Studijskog centra socijalnog rada

Evaluation of outcomes of the psychoeducative approach in reinforcement of the mental health of the children in communities of returnees

Ajduković, Marina ; Družić, Olja ; Muslić, Ljiljana
2001.

Teachers as helpers in a post-war community - experiences from Hrvatska Kostajnica and Đakovica (Kosovo)

Družić, Olja ; Muslić, Ljiljana
2000.
Ljetopis Studijskog centra socijalnog rada

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

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

Psycho-educational approach in increasing resilience in children

Ajduković, Marina ; Delale, Eva Anđela ; Družić, Olja
2000.

Support and Assistance to Children in the Process of Return : An Integrative Approach

Delale, Eva Anđela ; Družić, Olja
1999.
Ljetopis Studijskog centra socijalnog rada

Evaluation of social work students field training

Urbanc, Kristina ; Družić, Olja
1999.
Ljetopis Studijskog centra socijalnog rada

Socialization Group for Older Elementary School Children

Družić, Olja ; Kletečki, Marijana
1999.

Possibilities of Psychoeducative Approach in Advancing Mental Health of Children

Ajduković, Marina ; Delale, Eva Anđela ; Družić, Olja
1999.
7. godišnja konferencija hrvatskih psihologa

Co-operation between governmental and non-governmental organisationas in the work with abused children

Delale, Eva Anđela ; Družić, Olja
1998.
Savjetovanje "Nasilje u obitelji", Ministarstvo rada i socijalne skrbi

Experiences in Giving Support and Help in the Process of Social Reconstruction in the Community

Družić, Olja ; Kletečki, Marijana
1998.
Prvi hrvatski žrtvoslovni kongres

Meeting the Needs of Children in Resettlement Process in Hrvatska Kostajnica

Družić, Olja ; Grl, Malvinka ; Kletečki, Marijana ; Ajduković, Marina
1997.
Trauma Recovery Training: Lessons Learned. International Conference

Helpers' burn-out syndrome and factors which influence the degree of burn-out

Ljubotina, Damir ; Družić, Olja
1996.
Ljetopis studijskog centra socijalnog rada