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5 Things You Need to Know About Child Abuse

5 Things You Need to Know About Child Abuse   1. Child Abuse Isn’t Just Hitting Child abuse is any treatment that isn’t in the best interest (either physically, psychologically or emotionally) of the child. This includes any physical harm, sexual act, neglect, verbal degradation or emotional or psychological harm. Abuse can be subjective per child; however, there are some ... Read More »

Child Sexual Abuse Revised Laws – Research

Child Sexual Abuse Revised Laws – Research (Source: http://www.victimsofviolence.on.ca/rev2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=331&Itemid=21) Sexual abuse of a child is one of the most despicable acts that can be committed. The true extent of child sexual abuse in Canada has only come to light in the past two decades. The Badgley Report (1984) provided a cross Canada study on the abuse of children. It revealed ... Read More »

Child Abuse and the Law

Child Abuse and the Law Child Abuse Law (source: http://www.child-abuse-effects.com/child-abuse-law.html) The authority responsible for child abuse law in Canada rests with the federal government. In December, 1991, Canada signed and ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. As a ratified member, Canada is internationally accountable with regard to its universal legislation on the rights of children and ... Read More »

Statistic of Child Abuse

Statistic of Child Abuse Child Abuse Statistics (source: http://www.transitionhouse.ca/wrcev/ChildAbuse.htm) 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 10 boys will be sexually abused before they reach the age of 18. In 75% of these cases, the abuser will be a family member or someone well known to the child. In 1996, family members were responsible for the majority of assaults against ... Read More »

Economic Cost of Child Abuse

Economic Cost of Child Abuse Prevention must be Proactive (source: http://www.child-abuse-effects.com/child-abuse-prevention.html) Child abuse prevention is a societal and governmental issue. Yes, prevention means intervention when suspected or known child abuse is taking place. When someone intervenes, the chances of preventing further abuse are greatly increased. But being reactive can’t be considered the answer. Child abuse prevention means taking steps to ... Read More »

Myths and facts about child abuse and neglect

Myths and facts about child abuse and neglect (Source: http://helpguide.org/mental/child_abuse_physical_emotional_sexual_neglect.htm) 1.       Myth – It’s only abuse if it’s violent Fact – Physical abuse is just one type of child abuse. Neglect and emotional abuse can be just as damaging, and since they are more subtle, others are less  likely to intervene. 2.       Myth – Only bad people abuse their children ... Read More »

Reporting Child Abuse – Canada

Reporting Child Abuse – Canada Call Your Local Child Abuse Hotline, or Contact your local Child and Family Services Authority Delegated First Nations Agency Police What information will you need to provide? Your name and telephone number (all reports are confidential however you may choose to remain anonymous) How long have you known the child/family? What is your relationship to ... Read More »

Stages of Recovery for Child Abuse

Stages of Recovery for Child Abuse (Source: http://www.womensweb.ca/violence/incest/recovery.php) The information in this article is adapted from Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse, a publication prepared by Thomas R. Wilen for the National Clearinghouse on Family Violence. This publication is copyright © Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, represented by the Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada, ... Read More »

Child Abuse Disclosure

Child Abuse Disclosure Disclosing Sexual Abuse Is Critical Half of sexual abuse survivors wait up to five years before disclosing they were victimized, The number of victims who never reveal their secret or who wait many years to do so is very high,” says co-author Mireille Cyr. “This is regrettable because the longer they wait to reveal the abuse, the ... Read More »

Preventing Child Abuse –“Know the 10 Rules for Safety for Children and Teens”

Preventing Child Abuse –“Know the 10 Rules for Safety for Children and Teens” (Source: http://www.parentsformeganslaw.org/public/prevention_childSexualAbuse.html) Rule 1 – Know Who You Are & Where You Live Your child needs to know vital information that will help them and others if they are ever lost or missing. That information includes their first and last name, their phone number including area code, ... Read More »