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Child Abuse

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Jessie Crystal

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Have the actions which have been taken to prevent child abuse in New Zealand been effective? Scope Points: 1: Child Abuse in NZ Physical Abuse Emotional Abuse Sexual Abuse Neglect Reasons why people commit abuse: Child abuse is NOT restricted to cultures
128 hospital admissions
Most common, Maori boy with head injuries Cultural Arguments: The Scale of the Problem in NZ: 2:Actions that have been taken 3: Effectiveness of actions Effects of child abuse on victims: Has Government action improved child abuse statistics in NZ? 4: Solutions Discussion Questions 1: Child abuse in NZ 2: Actions that have been taken against child abuse 3: Effectiveness of these actions 4: Possible Solutions Do you believe that a "smack" is an acceptable form of decipline? What is your definition of an approriate "smack"? How might this be different to other people? In your opinion, do you think that child abuse is a cultural habit? Why/Why not? What do you think some possible solutions might be to preventing child abuse? By Jessie Malupo & Meliame Fatai HS3 Child Abuse Alcohol Hereditary Feeble mindedness Home or family situation Family members major perpetrators Passed on from one generation to the next Learnt and tolerated behaviour Cycle Powerlessness Low self esteem Unresolved issues Cultural Argument: Raema Merchant- social work lecturer Maori= "face of abuse" 9000 children victims 21 children became "household names" 58% of people believed child abuse was a cultural issue 51% year before 55% believed child abuse= economic issue 34% in 2011 Every hour two children abused 1286 children admitted to hospital 21,000 cases of abuse/neglect 163,000 under 18 years needed help 166 children placed on "abused list" 90% child deaths knew their murderer 9,000 children born at risk Depression/Low self worth Long term development disabilities Trust issues 80% current inmates had been abused Anti-smacking Law enforced 2009 12% parents think law change is good 81% parents would not report smacking 29% parents= "keep law the way it is" 'Vote no referendum' began 2009 12 child abuse deaths since law change Green MP Sue Bradford: pushed for Anti-smacking Law Address root causes: low income, drug use, uneducated young parents References Increase in suspected child abuse. Child Matters Organizations
Anti-Smacking Law Children do not speak up. Step-by-step guide online. Remove section 59 of Crimes Act 1964. Anti-Smacking Law www.childmatters.org.nz Buddy Day raising awareness. 180 cardboard cut out 'buddies'. 1,800 child abuse cases in Waikato 2011 Conversation raises awareness A person or parent may hit a child for a good reason. Smacking no more. Jigsaw focuses on the entire family. Jigsaw Work with other organizations. Carson Compensation money $80,000 272 claims since November 2008 Police checks on caregivers. Tikanga Whakatipu Ririki Lower child abuse statistics for Maori. Nurturing Warriors. APNZ staff. (2011, December 22). Child abuse case exposes gaps in system. Retrieved July 13, 2012, from NZ herald: http://www.nzherald.co.nz Wolfe, A. D. (1991). Preventing Physical & Emotional Abuse of Children. New York, United States of America: The Guilford Press. References Child Matters. (2011, December 30). What is child abuse? Retrieved July 13, 2012, from Child Matters-Educating to prevent child abuse: http://www.childmatters.org.nz Dalley, B. (2011, April 27). Child abuse-State action on child abuse. Retrieved July 13, 2012, from Te Ara - Encyclopedia of New Zealand: http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/child-abuse/print Family First NZ. (2012, Janurary 23). Vote No Campaign. Retrieved July 25, 2012, from Voted No: http://www.voteno.org.nz Hill, M. (08, July 2012). Cultural influence seen in reporting child abuse cases. The Dominion Post . Leask, A. (2011, December 10). NZ's shocking child abuse record. Retrieved July 13, 2012, from NZ Herald: http://www.nzherald.co.nz Medline Plus. (2005, Jan 28). Child neglect and psychological abuse. Retrieved July 13, 2012, from Medline Plus-Trusted Health Information for You: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus Saphira, M. (1992). Stopping Child Abuse. Auckland, New Zealand: Penguin Books. Shanahan, M. (2009, August 22). Child Abuse stats make sobering reading. Retrieved 07 13, 2012, from 3 News: http://www.3news.co.nz Nation Master. (2012, July 26). Child Maltreatment. Retrieved July 29, 2012, from Nation Master: http://www.nationmaster.com/index.php http://www.voteno.org.nz http://www.voteno.org.nz http://www.whatdoesitmean.com http://womanisms.wordpress.com/2012/06/28/powerful-child-abuse-ads/ http://womanisms.wordpress.com/2012/06/28/powerful-child-abuse-ads/ http://womanisms.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/child-abuse-ad.jpg Crimes Act 1961 No 43 (as at 18 April 2012), Public Act – New Zealand Legislation." New Zealand Legislation. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 July 2012.
http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1961/0043/latest/DLM328291.html Keown, Robin. "To Smack or Not to Smack." Kairaranga 7 (2006): 28-30. Retrieved 07 17, 2012. Carson - Shaken Baby Syndrome - YouTube ." YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. . N.p., n.d. Web. 19 July 2012. <http: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4_awvvx6ZY&feature=related> Trevett, C. (27 June 2012). Bennett tells abused state victims to claim. Retrieved 19 July 2012 from New Zealand Herald:
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10815735 Shuttleworth, K. (12 July 2012). Data sharing needed in fight against child abuse - commissioner. Retrieved 20 July 2012, from New Zealand Herald:
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10819204 Collins, S. (Jun 06 2012).Warriors star steps up to help kids. Retrieved 20 July 2012, from New Zealand Herald:
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10811050 Jigsaw. (2009). About Jigsaw. Retrieved 17 July 2012, from website:
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