Prof. Dr. Marija Raleva

Prof Dr. Marija Raleva

Prof Dr. Marija Raleva is child and adolescent psychiatrist and family therapist, Professor of Psychiatry and Developmental Psychopathology at Sts. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, and a lecturer at the Institute for Marriage, Family and Systemic Practice – ALTERNATIVA.

She has expertise in the field of prevention of violence against children and prevention of lifelong mental health consequences of CAN. She was a National Focal Point for Violence Prevention coordinating the activities between Ministry of Health and WHO Country Office from 2006-2015. She was leading the interdisciplinary team for the development of National Action Plan for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (2013-2015) supported by WHO and UNICEF Country Offices and the development of Intersectoral Protocol for prevention of and protection from Child Abuse and Neglect (2014); Co-author of the Manual for health practitioners for prevention of CAN (2015); Contributor to the European Report on Preventing Child Maltreatment (WHO 2013); Member of expert team for developing tools to implement the European child maltreatment prevention action plan (WHO 2015). She was coordinator of several national and international projects on prevention of CAN. As a clinician and therapist she works with dysfunctional families with child externalizing and internalizing problems.

Relevant publications:
  1. Christopher Mikton, Mick Power, Marija Raleva, Mokhantso Makoae, Majid Al Eissa, Irene Cheah, Nancy Cardia, Claire Choo, Maha Almuneef, The assessment of the readiness of five countries to implement child maltreatment prevention programs on a large scale, Child Abuse & Neglect; Available online 17 August 2013|
  2. Raleva M, Trpchevska L, Pesevska Jordanova D, Filov I, Coneva A, Incidence and Prevalence Study on Violence against Children in the Republic of Macedonia, Physioacta., Vol. 7 (2) (2013) 63-73
  3. Mikton C, Mehra R, Butchart A, Addis D, Almuneef M, Cardia N, Cheah I, Chen J, Makoae M, Raleva M, A multidimensional model for child maltreatment prevention readiness in low-income and middle-income countries, Journal of Community Psychology, Vol. 39, No.7 (2011) 826-843
  4. Bellis M, Hughes K, Leckenby N, Jones L, Baban A, Kachaeva M, Povilaitis R, Pudule I, Qirjako G, Ulukol B, Raleva M & Terzic N, Adverse childhood experiences and associations with health-harming behaviours in young adults: surveys in the European Region, Bulletin of the World Health Organization, BLT.13.129247,
  5. Jordanova Peshevska D, Raleva M, Filov I, Sethi D, Jordanova T, Hazdi Hamza K, Tozija F & Damchevska Ilievska V, Association between Physical Abuse, Physical Neglect and Health Risk Behaviours among Young Adolescents: Results from the National Study, Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences.; 7(2) (2014) 384-389.
  6. Raleva M, Ignjatova L, Association between adverse childhood experiences and health risk behaviours such as smoking, use of alcohol and substance abuse in adolescence. Heroin Addiction and Related Clinical Problems Vol.18; N. 4s1; August 2016