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Self-harming, a consequence of child abuse

| March 2, 2017 at 04:50 pm

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Self-harm can come up as a response to a variety of reasons, and as well as its causes, it can take many physical forms, such as burning, cutting, hair pulling, overdosing, and even poisoning. All of these manifestations of pain may not always be a cry for attention or a suicide attempt, and victims, in many cases, may not even know why they’re doing it. In fact, in many cases, victims do not even realise they’re doing it, as they are “used” to feeling pain and hurt by different sources. (more…)

Small Children, Big Victims

| February 8, 2017 at 01:10 pm

 Rafael Nuñez - Domestic Abuse

Did you know that 3-4 million children between the ages of 3-17 are in great risk of being victims of domestic abuse each year in the US only? Not to mention the rest of the world.

Domestic violence does not strictly mean physical abuse, children can be enormously affected by only witnessing a fight between their parents; hearing and observing any sorts of violence creates a negative effect on their childhood. (more…)

Trafficking in children

| October 11, 2016 at 09:00 am

ILO - Trafficking in children

Child trafficking is about taking children out of their protective environment and preying on their vulnerability for the purpose of exploitation. Although no precise figures exist, the ILO (in 2005) estimated that 980,000 to 1,225,000 children – both boys and girls – are in a forced labour situation as a result of trafficking.

ILO Convention No. 182 (1999) on the Worst Forms of Child Labour (WFCL) classifies trafficking among “forms of slavery or practices similar to slavery” and thereby a WFCL to be eliminated as a matter of urgency, irrespective of the country’s level of development.

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What is harmful sexual behaviour?

| October 7, 2016 at 07:05 am

Harmful sexual behaviour

Harmful sexual behaviour includes:

  • using sexually explicit words and phrases
  • inappropriate touching
  • using sexual violence or threats
  • full penetrative sex with other children or adults.

Children and young people who develop harmful sexual behaviour harm themselves and others.

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What is child sexual exploitation?

| October 4, 2016 at 05:57 am

Child abuse - Sexual exploitation

Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a type of sexual abuse. Children in exploitative situations and relationships receive something such as gifts, money or affection as a result of performing sexual activities or others performing sexual activities on them.

Children or young people may be tricked into believing they’re in a loving, consensual relationship. They might be invited to parties and given drugs and alcohol. They may also be groomed online.

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U.S. hospitals may often miss signs of child abuse

| July 15, 2015 at 01:02 pm

Many U.S. hospitals may miss an opportunity to detect physical abuse in babies and toddlers, a new study reveals.

The study, of more than 300 hospitals nationwide, found a huge variation in adherence to a long-standing guideline on screening for physical abuse.

That guide, from the American Academy of Pediatrics, says that when a child younger than 2 has injuries that suggest possible physical abuse, doctors should order X-rays to look for “occult” bone fractures. Those are bone breaks that aren’t readily apparent during an exam, and may be old injuries healing on their own. (more…)

Perth runners kick off marathon campaign to stop child abuse

| June 30, 2015 at 12:40 pm

PERTH marathon runners haved kick off a gruelling seven-day national fundraising campaign to combat child sexual abuse.

Sixteen WA runners joined the 42km marathon around the Swan River for the Braveheart 777 challenge, which will be held across Australia this week.

Seven marathons will be held across the capital cities over seven days to raise funds for Bravehearts, an organisation which runs counselling, education and case management services for Australian children who have experienced sexual assault.

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One small law reform could bring justice to hundreds of child abuse victims

| June 26, 2015 at 03:12 pm

In recent years, institutions in the UK and elsewhere have been accused of inflicting terrible cruelty on children in their care. In Scotland, for example, the Shaw Report exposed a catalogue of historic physical, emotional and sexual abuse of children in care between 1950 and 1995.

In 2004, then first minister of Scotland, Jack McConnell, made a public apology in parliament to victims of such abuse. The effects of such abuse are often devastating and long-lasting for the victims. Yet despite the fact that many perpetrators have been convicted in the criminal courts, the victims have had little success in recovering compensation through the civil courts to date. (more…)

Social Service Workers Lose 92 Cases of Possible Child Abuse

| June 23, 2015 at 07:21 am

More than 90 cases involving possible child abuse or neglect in Northern Kentucky have been lost, with some languishing for months before being recently discovered, state social service officials said.

The Courier-Journal ( http://cjky.it/1LfkpcF ) reported Monday officials from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services have been scrambling to assign 92 cases that were found in the Boone County office earlier this year, according to the records. The cases included babies born with drugs in their system, children living with heroin addicts — one in a home where an adult overdosed — and children exposed to violence, firearms and other hazardous situations.

Under Kentucky law, if average caseloads per worker rise above 25 for more than 90 days, the cabinet is required to report that to the governor and the legislature. National accreditation standards limit caseloads to 18 per worker. (more…)

Child abuse victim hung wind chime to warn of molester’s approach

| June 3, 2015 at 09:39 am

A Canberra child abuse victim was molested so many times that she hung a wind chime from her door to wake her up when her stepfather approached.

The abuse of two sisters began when the man, now 41, started seeing their mother.

He moved into the family home, and helped to look after the children, according to court documents. The stepfather later told police he found the young female children attractive, and would binge drink every week, blacking out and becoming “horny”.

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