Stop Child Abuse
Stop Child Abuse
Have you ever been abused? Have you ever been raped? Have you ever been shamed? Our advocacy is about the sexual abuse which is one of the major problems in our country and in the world. But what is a Child Abuse? According to the Wikipedia, the word "Child Abuse" or a child maltreatment is a physical, sexual and psychological maltreatment of a child especially by a parent or by the caregiver. This may include any act of failure to act by a parent or by the caregiver that results harm to the child that can occur at the home, organizations, school and at the community that the child interact with. Child abuse can cause of emotional effects. According to the Joyful Heart Foundation, It states that the brain development of the child is greatly influenced and responds to the experiences with their families, caregivers, and the community. Abused children can grow up experiencing insecurities, low self-esteem, and lack of development. Many of the children that was abused experiencing difficulties when it comes on trust, trouble in school and the relationship that they are socializing with.
Here at Advocacy Focus, we offer Child Protection Advocacy (Stop the Child Abuse) for young people who are the subject to the child protection plans. We are committed in giving young people a voice and an awareness for their own careful planning.
Our Child Protection Advocate the young's voice is heard, valued and protect them by helping any decisions that they will make which can affect their lives.
Our Mission is to protect the children from being harmed, give them justice for those who have already abused in some way, and to raise the awareness on social justice and the value of the human life
We envision a world where every child has a happy, healthy, educated, safe childhood and a positive l
We a a student the purpose of our advocacy is to raise awareness to children that they have the right to be protected, to survive, to be safe, to feel the sense of belongingness, to be heard, to receive adequate care and to grow up in a protective environment. Any child can be vulnerable to violations in many places, including their own home . They also have the rights when it comes to health, nutrition, name and nationality. The right for the development to education, care, leisure and recreation. The right to protection - from exploitation, abuse and neglect. The right to participation - to expression, information, thought and religion
According to Dr. William Shiel Jr, he states that a “abuse” is a complex set of behaviors that include child neglect and the physical, emotional, and sexual abuse of children. Although most people think first of physical abuse when they hear the term child abuse, physical abuse makes up only a small percentage of reported cases. Physical abuse is defined as physical injury inflicted upon the child with cruel and/or malicious intent, although the law recognizes that in some cases the parent or caretaker may not have intended to hurt the child; rather, the injury may have resulted from excessive discipline or physical punishment. Physical abuse includes punching, beating, kicking, biting, burning, shaking, or otherwise physically harming a child. Injuries that can be fatal include severe head trauma, shaken baby syndrome, trauma to the abdomen or chest, scalding, burns, drowning, suffocation, and poisoning. Child abuse should always be reported, investigated, and stopped.
Raising happy and healthy children is a tough job. Parenting involves not just relying on our instincts or doing what our parents did before us, but knowing what works best for our children, and why. In The Ten Basic Principles of Good Parenting, author Laurence Steinberg, PhD, a professor of psychology at Temple University in Philadelphia, gives practical advice on how to raise confident and well-adjusted children.
Parents are important role models for their children, who learn how to behave by watching mom and dad. "This is one of the most important principles," Steinberg explains. "What you do makes a difference...Don't just react on the spur of the moment. Ask yourself, What do I want to accomplish, and is this likely to produce that result?" Whether it's eating healthy foods, exercising, treating others kindly, or being honest, children are paying attention and look to their parents for cues on how to behave
The more you practice good parenting skills, Steinberg says, the more natural it will be even in the times you respond instinctively. For Steinberg, good parenting fosters healthy psychological adjustment and it promotes positive behaviors and attributes such as honesty, empathy, self-reliance, kindness, cooperation, success in school, intellectual curiosity, motivation to learn, and the desire to achieve. Steinberg states good parenting also helps deter children from antisocial behaviors, drug and alcohol abuse, anxiety, depression, and eating disorders.
Child abuse is defined as doing or failing to do something that results in harm or risk of harm to a child. There are four types of abuse: physical, sexual, emotional and neglect. While child physical abuse may be the most visible, other types of abuse leave deep and lasting emotional scars. Early intervention is to help the abused children
According from the source of Texas State Family Code Section 261.001 they defined the four types of abuse which are the :
Physical Abuse – Physical abuse is defined as physical injury that results in substantial harm to a child or the genuine threat of substantial harm from physical injury to the child. This could include an injury that differs from the explanation given, excluding an accident or reasonable discipline by a parent or guardian that does not expose the child to a substantial risk of harm. Physical abuse also includes the failure to make a reasonable effort to prevent an action by another person that results in substantial harm to the child.
Sexual Abuse – Sexual abuse is sexual conduct harmful to a child’s mental, emotional, or physical welfare, including conduct that constitutes the offense of indecency with a child, sexual assault, or aggravated sexual assault; failure to make a reasonable effort to prevent sexual conduct harmful to a child; compelling or encouraging the child to engage in sexual conduct; and causing, permitting, encouraging, engaging in, or allowing the photographing, filming or depicting of the child if the person knew or should have known that the resulting photograph, film, or depiction of the child is obscene or pornographic.
Neglect – Neglect means leaving a child in a situation where the child would be exposed to a substantial risk of physical or mental harm and failing to arrange the necessary care for the child. It includes the demonstration of intent not to return by a parent or guardian of the child.
Emotional Abuse – Emotional abuse means inflicting mental or emotional injury to a child.
We are focusing on how we can change the culture, environment, and communities so that abuse and neglect of children is less likely to happen
According to CHAD- Children's Hospital at Dartmouth - Hitchcock they defined the 10 ways to prevent Child Maltreatment :
1. Volunteer your time - Get involved with other parents in your community. Help vulnerable children and their families. Start a playgroup.
2. Discipline your child thoughtfully - Never discipline your child when you are upset. Give yourself time to calm down. Remember that discipline is a way to teach your child. Use privileges to encourage good behavior and time-out to help your child regain control.
3. Examine your behavior - Abuse is not just physical. Both words and actions can inflict deep, lasting wounds. Be a nurturing parent. Use your actions to show children and other adults that conflicts can be settled without hitting or yelling.
4. Educate yourself and others - Simple support for children and parents can be the best way to prevent child abuse. Afterschool activities, parent education classes, mentoring programs, and respite care are some of the many ways to keep children safe from harm. Be a voice of support of these efforts in your community.
5. Teach children their rights - When children are taught they are special and have the right to be safe, they are less likely to think abuse is their fault and more likely to report an offender.
6. Support prevention programs - Too often, intervention occurs only after abuse is reported. Greater investments are necessary in programs that have been proven to stop abuse before it occurs-such as family counseling and home visits by nurses who provide assistance for newborns and their parents.
7. Know what child abuse is - Physical and sexual abuse clearly constitute maltreatment, but so does neglect or the failure of parents or other caregivers to provide a child with needed food, clothing and care. Children can also be emotionally abused when they are rejected, berated or continuously isolated.
8. Know the signs - Unexplained injuries aren't the only signs of abuse. Depression, fear of a certain adult, difficulty trusting others or making friends, sudden changes in eating or sleeping patterns, inappropriate sexual behavior, poor hygiene, secrecy and hostility often are signs of family problems and may indicate a child is being neglected or physically, sexually or emotionally abused.
9. Report abuse - If you witness a child being harmed or see evidence of abuse, or if a child tells you about abuse, make a report to your state's child protective services department or local police. When talking to a child about abuse, listen carefully, assure the child that he or she did the right thing by telling an adult, and affirm that he or she is not responsible for what happened.
10. Invest in kids - Encourage leaders in the community to support children and families. Ask employers to provide family-friendly work environments. Ask your local and national lawmakers to support legislation to better prote
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Stop It Now!,
We know the harm caused by sexual abuse and those who are committed on it, play an important role in preventing children from experiencing sexual abuse.
You will help us develop our project by connecting with vulnerable families and improving the long term well-being of a child. You will see your child's progress and get a chance to build a meaningful connection.
Share our vision together and we can help the most vulnerable children become better.
Contact Information :
We are in need for your help and support. All of you who are willing to make a voice to have an equal rights, and help those people who abused and abusing until now, please give us a private message on our emails. You can contact any of us :
· Ernest C Mendoza #09568303 038
Kimberly Dela Vega #09567763945
· Kristine Cruzado #09336549613
· Ryan Vincent Rapada #09055483512
· John Red Benig #09504264773
· Abby Soriano #09971898261
· FrelyDulaca #09567763945
· Maria JustinDela Cruz #09567523303