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Presentation on Child sexual abuse, Philippines, 26 November 2011 at the Para Sa Mga Bata forum

Presentation on Child sexual abuse, Philippines, 26 November 2011 at the Para Sa Mga Bata forum

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  • 1. Child Abuse
    • Definition:
    • The act of deliberately inflicting or causing to inflict:
      • Physical injuries upon a child
      • Unreasonable deprivation of basic needs for survival
    * *any act that debases, degrades or demeans the child
  • 2.
    • any act of commission or omission that endangers or impairs a child's physical or emotional health and development. It includes any damage done to a child which cannot be reasonably explained and which is often represented by an injury or series of injuries appearing to be non-accidental in nature.
  • 3. Special Child Protection Law (RA 7610) – Child Abuse
    • maltreatment of a child, whether habitual or not, which include any of the following:
      • Psychological and physical abuse, neglect, cruelty, sexual abuse and emotional maltreatment;
      • Any act by deeds or words that debases, degrades or demeans the intrinsic worth and dignity of a child as a human being;
  • 4. Special Child Protection Law (RA 7610) – Child Abuse
      • Unreasonable deprivation of his basic needs for survival, such as food and shelter;
      • Failure to immediately give medical treatment to an injured child resulting to serious impairment of his growth / development / in his impermanent incapacity or death
  • 5. Consequences of Child Abuse
    • Seriously impair growth and development
    • Permanent incapacity (physical and psychological)
    • Death
  • 6. Major Forms of Child Abuse
    • Physical Abuse/Maltreatment (also known as Child Battering)
    • non-accidental injury
    • Ex. Hitting, kicking, slapping, shaking, burning, pinching, hair pulling, biting, choking, throwing, shoving, whipping, paddling
  • 7. Major Forms of Child Abuse
    • Physical Neglect
    • Failure to provide for physical needs
    • Ex. Lack of supervision, inappropriate housing / shelter, inadequate provision of food, inappropriate clothing for season/weather, abandonment, denial of medical care, inadequate hygiene
  • 8. Major Forms of Child Abuse
    • Emotional Abuse/Maltreatment
    • Any attitude / behavior, which interferes with a child’s mental health / social development
    • Ex. Yelling, screaming, name-calling, shaming, negative comparisons to others, telling them that they are ‘bad, no good, worthless, a mistake’
  • 9. Major Forms of Child Abuse
    • Emotional Abuse/Maltreatment
    • Failure to provide affection and support necessary for the development of a child’s emotional, social, physical, intellectual well-being
    • Ex. Ignoring, lack of physical affection (hugs), not saying ‘I love you’, withdrawal of attention, lack of praise and positive reinforcement
  • 10. Major Forms of Child Abuse
    • Sexual Abuse
    • Involvement in sexual activity with an adult or any person bigger/older
    • Child used as a sexual object
    • Ex. Fondling, penetration, intercourse, exploitation, pornography, exhibitionism, child prostitution, goup sex, oral sex, or forced observation of sexual acts
  • 11. Signs and Symptoms of Child Abuse
    • Emotional Abuse
    • Apathy
    • Depression
    • Hostility / stress
    • Lack of concentration
    • Eating disorder
  • 12. Signs and Symptoms of Child Abuse
    • Neglect
    • Unsuitable clothing for the weather
    • Dirty or unbathed
    • Extreme hunger
    • Apparent lack of supervision
  • 13. Effects of Child Abuse
    • Psycho-social Effects
    • Socially-withdrawn/avoidant behavior
    • Learning problems
    • Extreme depression and suicide
    • Sense of alienation
    • Emotional breakdown
  • 14. Psychological Impact of Child Sexual Abuse
    • “ Damaged Goods” Syndrome
    • Regression/Immature behavior
    • Guilt –
      • responsibility for sexual behavior
      • responsibility for disclosure
      • responsibility for disruption of family
  • 15. Psychological Impact of Child Sexual Abuse
    • Repressed Anger/Hostility
      • anger at the offender/s
      • anger at family members who failed them
      • anger at themselves
    • Inability to Trust
    • Blurring of role boundaries
  • 16. Psychological Impact of Child Physical Abuse
    • Anxiety/ Fears
      • Sleep disturbances/nightmares
      • Psychosomatic complaints
      • Mood changes
      • Hypervigilance ( Frozen Watchfulness) and exaggerated startle response
  • 17. Psychological Impact of Child Physical Abuse
    • Impaired self-control
      • aggressive and assaultive behaviors
      • oppositional behaviors
      • conduct problems
      • inattention/hyperactivity
  • 18. Penalty
    • Under the 1977 rape law, death penalty law and the Revised Penal Code, any government / public official who is found guilty of inflicting any forms of abuse to a child has a higher penalty .
  • 19. Thank You