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Child Abuse

  1. 1. Child abuse By Rowena Geerts http:// www.youtube.com / watch ?v=9jSCg-3tosE
  2. 2. Inhoudsopgave <ul><li>What is child abuse ? </li></ul><ul><li>Physical abuse is…. </li></ul><ul><li>Sexual abuse is…. </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional abuse is…. </li></ul><ul><li>Neglect is…. </li></ul><ul><li>How common is child abuse ? </li></ul><ul><li>Who abuses children ? </li></ul><ul><li>How to recognize child abuse </li></ul><ul><li>What to do about child abuse ? </li></ul><ul><li>finally </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is child abuse? <ul><li>Growing up can be difficult but most children and young people receive the love and care they need. </li></ul><ul><li>But Some children are: </li></ul><ul><li>Hurt </li></ul><ul><li>Neglected </li></ul><ul><li>Used by adults or other children. Abuse can mean different things to different children, and can happen once or many times . </li></ul>
  4. 4. Physical abuse is... <ul><li>… when children are hurt or injured by parents or other people. Like </li></ul><ul><li>Hitting </li></ul><ul><li>kicking, </li></ul><ul><li>beating with objects, </li></ul><ul><li>throwing and shaking </li></ul><ul><li>Physical abuse, and can cause: </li></ul><ul><li>Pain </li></ul><ul><li>Cuts </li></ul><ul><li>Bruising </li></ul><ul><li>Broken bones </li></ul><ul><li>And sometimes even death. </li></ul><ul><li>'I haven't been to school for two days because I'm afraid that people will see the bruises on my arms in PE.' </li></ul>
  5. 5. Sexual abuse is... <ul><li>...when children are: </li></ul><ul><li>Forced or persuaded into sexual acts or situations by others. </li></ul><ul><li>Children might be encouraged to look at pornography. </li></ul><ul><li>Be harassed by sexual suggestions or comments </li></ul><ul><li>Be touched sexually or forced to have sex. </li></ul><ul><li>'I thought for a long time that what was happening was OK because Dad said it was a game that all fathers played with their sons, a secret game that only the men knew about.' </li></ul>
  6. 6. Emotional abuse is... <ul><li>...when children are: </li></ul><ul><li>Not given love </li></ul><ul><li>Approval </li></ul><ul><li>Acceptance. </li></ul><ul><li>They may be constantly: </li></ul><ul><li>Criticised </li></ul><ul><li>Blamed </li></ul><ul><li>Sworn and shouted at </li></ul><ul><li>Told that other people are better than they are Rejected by those they look to for affection. </li></ul><ul><li>'I'm in care and I'm always being moved between foster homes. I feel unloved and unsettled.' </li></ul>
  7. 7. Neglect is... <ul><li>...when parents or others looking after children do not provide them with: </li></ul><ul><li>Proper food </li></ul><ul><li>Warmth </li></ul><ul><li>Shelter </li></ul><ul><li>Clothing </li></ul><ul><li>Care </li></ul><ul><li>Protection. </li></ul><ul><li>‘ My mum and dad both have drinking problems. Sometimes there's nothing to eat in the house. And I'm often left alone to look after my brothers and sisters.' </li></ul>
  8. 8. How common is child abuse? <ul><li>In the Netherlands, one of four children gets abused everyday. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2000/2001, 9,857 children and young people talked to ChildLine about sexual abuse </li></ul><ul><li>13,285 about physical abuse </li></ul><ul><li>between 10 and 15 years old. </li></ul><ul><li>Children don't tell about abuse because they have been: </li></ul><ul><li>Threatened into keeping silent </li></ul><ul><li>Made to feel ashamed and guilty. </li></ul><ul><li>'He said he'd kill me if I told anyone.' 'Mum hits me all the time. I don't want to tell anyone. I don't want to get her in trouble.' </li></ul>
  9. 9. Who abuses children? <ul><li>Not just strangers </li></ul><ul><li>95% of children calling ChildLine know the abuser. </li></ul><ul><li>Abusers include: </li></ul><ul><li>Parents </li></ul><ul><li>Uncles </li></ul><ul><li>Aunts </li></ul><ul><li>Grandparents </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Family friends </li></ul><ul><li>Brothers </li></ul><ul><li>Sisters. </li></ul><ul><li>Most men from all classes </li></ul><ul><li>Some women </li></ul><ul><li>Some young people. </li></ul>
  10. 10. How to recognize child abuse <ul><li>Physical abuse </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional abuse </li></ul><ul><li>Sexual abuse </li></ul><ul><li>Neglect </li></ul><ul><li>Domestic Violence-Related Child Abuse </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Physical Abuse: </li></ul><ul><li>Burns </li></ul><ul><li>Welts </li></ul><ul><li>Fractures </li></ul><ul><li>Bruises </li></ul><ul><li>Severe beatings </li></ul><ul><li>Unexplained or repeated physical injuries </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Emotional Abuse: </li></ul><ul><li>Parents make demeaning remarks </li></ul><ul><li>Unrealistic parental expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Perceived or actual threats of harm </li></ul><ul><li>Illegal behaviors taught to a child </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Sexual Abuse: </li></ul><ul><li>Involvement of a child in sexual activity </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge of sexual behavior inappropriate for the child's age </li></ul><ul><li>Contact for sexual purposes such as fondling </li></ul><ul><li>Involvement or exposure to prostitution and/or pornography </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Neglect: </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of basic food and clothing </li></ul><ul><li>Inappropriate child hygiene </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of appropriate supervision </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of education as required by law </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of medical treatment or medication for a serious illness </li></ul><ul><li>Residing in an inappropriate/dangerous living environment </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Domestic Violence-Related Child Abuse: </li></ul><ul><li>Is injured during a physical altercation between adults </li></ul><ul><li>Witnesses domestic violence between adults </li></ul><ul><li>Experiences perceived or actual threats of harm </li></ul><ul><li>Experiences disruption in his/her living situation </li></ul>
  16. 16. What to do about child abuse <ul><li>Sadly, there isn’t much that can be done. </li></ul><ul><li>Report it </li></ul><ul><li>Keep a good eye on the child involved </li></ul><ul><li>Offer an inviroment where they can be themselfes </li></ul>
  17. 17. Finally <ul><li>I hope that you’ll learn as much from this as I did. </li></ul><ul><li>Please keep you’re eyes and hearts open for abused children. </li></ul><ul><li>They really need your support. </li></ul><ul><li>Please do it for them… </li></ul>

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