CHILD ABUSE

 

Is all non-accidental damage produced in a child by an older, stronger or authoritative person, either known or a stranger to the child.

 

Neglect when the damage is produced through lack of care.

*Physical: acts that produce wounds, blows,  burns.

*Emotional: acts against the child's self esteem such us insults, mocking.

*Sexual:  having the child participate in sexual activities, such as touching, looking, penetration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOW TO PREVENT CHLD ABUSE

 

ELEMENTS OF SELF PROTECTION

 

*Self esteem: Children who are loved feel important and valued.

*Rights: Children have the right to inform and ask for help.

*Caresses: Children should refuse to be touched when they do not want to be.

*Guilt: When children are abused it is never their fault.

HOW TO DETECT CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT

 

SOME INDICATORS:

 

*Behavior: inhibition, aggression

 

*Function:

-feeding: anorexia, bulimia, vomiting

-sleeping: insomnia, nightmares

-others: migraine, vertigo, enuresis

 

*Sexuality: extreme inhibition/eroticism

*Learning: difficulties of comprehension

*Corporal: blows, bruises, burns, fractures

*Social: delinquency addiction, prostitution

 

GENERAL BASIC RULE  N.E.T.