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CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT

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CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT
Our plan
1. Bring in guest speaker
2. Raise awareness in the classroom
3. Influence someone in the class to make a difference or help someone who is being treated abusively or being neglected.

It gets better.
A lot of children and youth in the end go to better homes than the ones they were in
Receive government treatment- such as therapy that is paid for.
Have support workers or people in their life to overcome the trauma.
Our Mission Statement
Recognizing some students are coming to school thinking it is a safe place or a get away but their issues are not taken care of because of the lack of support at schools or the community. We are committed to raise awareness to our peers to recognize what is happening around us.
Child abuse occurs at every socioeconomic level, crosses ethnic and cultural lines and is present within all religions and at all levels of education. Child abuse can occur for multiple reasons
Stress from caring for children
Lack of resources
Difficulty controlling anger
Isolation
Lack of maturity
Personal Problems

Approximately 3.3 million reports of child abuse happen every year, involving 6 million children. It is horrifying how common this is.
More than 5 children die every day as a result of extreme child abuse. A
Approximately 80% of children die under the age of 4

What needs to happen
Help yourself:
Talk to a counselor/social worker
Report authorities
Talk to a trusted friend

Help others:
Don't be afraid to tell them you are concerned for their safety and want to help them.
Sometimes the most helpful thing is to just listen and be supportive.
Connect them to resources
Stay with them and be a good support, its what they need most.
Constraints
Lack of time
Busy schedule
How to come about and raise awareness
Raise attention and interest about the cause and issue
Resources
Available to address the issue: Counselors, School police officers and on-site family workers.

Resources Needed:
Guest speakers, victims of abuse/ neglect.
Action Steps
Present our action plan to the classroom and have a professional guest speaker, speak about their job on the presentation day. We hope the outcome will shed some light on child abuse and neglect on others.
Organizations
Red Cross
Child Abuse Prevention
Prevent Child Abuse
Child Help
Unicef and The Body Shop, 2005, - The impact of domestic violence on children.
Bibliography
http://www.helpguide.org/mental/child_abuse_physical_emotional_sexual_neglect.htm
http://www.americanhumane.org/children/stop-child-abuse/fact-sheets/child-neglect.html
http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/kb/content/special/tm4865.html
http://www.apa.org/pi/families/resources/understanding-child-abuse.aspx
http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/children/Pages/abuse/index.aspx
http://firstcallbc.wordpress.com/2013/10/15/ubc-becomes-the-2nd-bc-university-to-waive-tuition-for-former-youth-in-care/
http://www.viu.ca/cyc/index.asp
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