What you see in the picture?In your understanding of the picture what is going on between the child and the fatherUse the following worksheet to answer the question here
Okay today’s lesson is about child abuse• As you saw in the picture the father had abuse his daughter physical and emotional.• First of all we will explain what is child abuse? child abuse is the physical, sexual, emotionalmistreatment or neglect of the child.1. Physical abuse is an act of another partyinvolving contact intended to cause feelings ofphysical pain, injury, or other physical sufferingor bodily harm.
continues2. Child sexual abuse is a form of child abuse inwhich an adult or older adolescent uses a childfor sexual stimulation. Forms of child sexualabuse include asking or pressuring a child toengage in sexual activities.3. emotional abuse or mental abuse, is a form ofabuse characterized by a person subjecting orexposing another to behaviour that may resultin psychological trauma
Where does all these form of abuse taking place?• They is no specific place where abuse can occur, however most of the time child abuse can occur in a childs home, or in the organizations, schools or communities the child interacts with.
continues4. Neglect is a passive form of abuse in which aperpetrator is responsible to provide care for avictim who is unable to care for himself orherself, but fails to provide adequate care.Neglect may include the failure to providesufficient supervision, nourishment, or medicalcare, or the failure to fulfill other needs forwhich the victim is helpless to provide forhimself or herself.
the following pie chard show the statistics of child abuse in 2009 • What are your views after seeing the pie chard, do you think the child abuse will increase in ten years to come? use the worksheet here to answer your question
continues• Promote programs in school.Teaching children, parents and teachersprevention strategies can help to keep childrensafe.• Report suspected abuse or neglect.If you have reason to believe a child has been ormay be harmed, call your local department ofchildren and family services or you local policedepartment
How can we prevent child abuse from increasing as the community?• Be a nurturing parent.Children need to know that they arespecial, loved and capable of following theirdreams.• Get involved.Ask your community leaders, clergy, library andschools to develop services to meet the needs ofhealthy children and families
Risk factors for child abuse• While child abuse occurs in all types of families—even in those that look happy from the outside—children are at a much greater risk in certain situations.• Domestic violence.seeing domestic violence is frightening to children andemotionally abusive. Even if the mother does her best toshield her children and keeps them from being physicallyabused, the situation is still extremely damaging. If you ora loved one is in an abusive relationships, getting out isthe best thing for protecting the children.
continues• Alcohol and drug abuse.staying with an alcoholic /addict is very problematic for children andcan easily lead to abuse and neglect. Parents who are drunk or highare unable to care for their children, make good parentingdecisions, and control often-dangerous impulses. Substance abuse alsocommonly leads to physical abuseLack of parenting skills.Some caregivers never Acquire the skills necessary for good parenting.Teen parents, for instance, might have unrealistic probability abouthow much care babies and small children need. Or parents who werethemselves victims of child abuse may only know how to raise theirchildren the way they were raised. In such cases, parentingclasses, therapy, and caregiver support groups are great resources forlearning better parenting skills
Recognising Child Abuse• As educators, you will often be the first to notice the change in behaviour of a child. This change could be the result of child abuse and it is vital that you recognise the signs and what constitutes child abuse.
Where victims can find help?They are organization who offer counseling tothose who had experience any form of abuselike child help or they can call 0800 055 555child line
Further readings• For educators can read this document for more information
References• http://www.helpguide.org/mental/child_abus e_physical_emotional_sexual_neglect.htm• Quinn K. The credibility of childrens allegations of sexual abuse. In: Behavioural Sciences and the Law. Vol 6. 1988:181-199• Heger AH, Emans SJ. Evaluation of the Sexually Abused Child: A Medical Textbook and Photographic Atlas. NY: Oxford University Press; 1992