In this topic, two women will be sharing their stories with us. This is a very sensitive matter and subject. We appreciate the courage and strength taken to share this with us. We are honoured this has been shared with us so that we can share it with you….
Please see National Child Abuse Prevention Month April 2022 with Guest Features….. which covers:
- Child Abuse Awareness month (including Illustrative examples)
- Me Mel Story
- Sarai Nammur
- Useful Resources: Child Abuse Awareness
- Final Thoughts/YouTube Video
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In this topic, two women will be sharing their stories with us.
This is a very sensitive matter and subject. We appreciate the courage and strength taken to share this with us. We are honoured this has been shared with us so that we can share it with you.
We are inspired by the strength and courage that has been taken to do this. It is very powerful to be able to speak out loud about their stories.
Please see National Child Abuse Prevention Month April 2022 with Guest Features:
2. Child Abuse Awareness month (including Illustrative examples)
“April Is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to strengthen families to prevent child abuse and neglect”.
“During the month of April, we recognize National Child Abuse Prevention”…
“The theme for this year’s National Child Abuse Prevention Month is “Thriving Children and Families: Prevention With Purpose.” By making commitments to purposeful action, rather than just raising awareness, we can treat the root causes of maltreatment and promote the safety and well-being of children across the country”…
“Every April, Child Abuse Prevention Month is an opportunity to learn about the signs of child abuse and how to prevent it”.
“Every year, Child Abuse Awareness Month is observed in April to recognize the efforts made by our communities and families in bringing up this issue in”…
(19 Mar 2021) — “Ever since April was designated as National Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month in 1983, Prevent Child Abuse America (PCA America) and its”…
“While every season is a new opportunity to build sturdy foundations for children, April is Child Abuse Prevention Month (CAP Month) and we ALL have a stake”…
“Simple support for children and parents can be the best way to prevent child abuse. After-school activities, parent education classes, mentoring programs, and respite care are some of the many ways to keep children safe from harm. Be a voice in support of these efforts in your community”.
Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.
If your child is made the subject of a child protection plan, it means that the network of agencies considers your child to be at risk of significant harm in one or more of the following four categories: physical abuse. sexual abuse. emotional abuse.
3. Me Mel Story
It all began when I was a little girl, 5 years old to be exact. Someone that came into my life very quickly after my mum died. Someone, I really should have felt safe with but instead, I lived in fear of for 8 years.
It started with verbal, emotional, and mental abuse and quickly escalated into physical. I was told I was a hindrance, baggage that came with my dad and I wasn’t wanted around.
During the time my dad was alive I never told him what was happening, he was not aware and to this day I’m glad, it would have broken him! After my dad died when I was 10, I confided in those I trusted but unfortunately, my abuser made it impossible for anyone to help me, I had all the blame and guilt thrown at me, I was painted as a malicious liar.
I was labelled an angry child with behavioural problems. But the truth is, I was a child experiencing grief and all the emotions that came with it. I wasn’t supported or loved.
I missed my parents so so much, but after they died I was unable to speak about them again- not through choice! That is why today, I share my story and I speak my truth. No child should suffer in silence, abuse is abuse and those that inflict the pain and suffering should be held accountable.
YouTube Channel https://youtube.com/channel/UCmoiBaG0NhgK-QFXEBeI19Q
4. Sarai Nammur
Interview coming soon.
𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑻𝒓𝒂𝒏𝒔𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒎𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝑸𝒖𝒆𝒆𝒏👑
𝙸’𝚕𝚕 𝚑𝚎𝚕𝚙 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚋𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚔 𝚝𝚑𝚛𝚘𝚞𝚐𝚑 𝚏𝚎𝚊𝚛 & 𝚕𝚒𝚖𝚒𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚋𝚎𝚕𝚒𝚎𝚏𝚜 𝚜𝚘 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚌𝚊𝚗 𝚑𝚎𝚊𝚕 & 𝚌𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚝𝚎 𝚊 𝚋𝚎𝚊𝚞𝚝𝚒𝚏𝚞𝚕 𝚕𝚒𝚏𝚎.🌻
5. Useful Resources: National Child Abuse Awareness Month
- What is the latest child protection Act in the Philippines? “Republic Act 7610: Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act. AN ACT PROVIDING FOR STRONGER DETERRENCE AND SPECIAL PROTECTION AGAINST CHILD ABUSE, EXPLOITATION AND DISCRIMINATION, PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR ITS VIOLATION AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES”.
- Recognise Child Abuse Prevention Month “While every season is a new opportunity to build sturdy foundations for children, April is Child Abuse Prevention Month (CAP Month) and we ALL have a stake” …
- What are the 4 types of abuse early years? “The four different main types of child abuse are physical abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, and sexual abuse”.
- What is child protection in South Africa? “The child protection typology uses legislation and statutory pressure to shield children from maltreatment. A family support approach to child protection aims to support families using harm-reduction interventions”.
- What are the two main laws for child protection? “The key pieces of legislation that you might be aware of are:“The Children Act 1989” (as amended)……
- National Child Abuse Prevention Month | Youth.gov “Learn how you can raise awareness about child abuse and neglect and create strong communities to support children and families to help prevent child abuse” …
6. Final Thoughts/YouTube Video
We are honoured by these inspirational women sharing their stories with us. We hope it will help in spreading awareness that little bit more.
In the words of Mel: “No child should suffer in silence, abuse is abuse and those that inflict the pain and suffering should be held accountable”.
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