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1 Child Abuse Prevention
Creating an Awareness; Working Toward Healthy Parenting and Happy Children Child Abuse Awareness YouTube Video Martina McBride - Concrete Angel - YouTube

2 What is Child Abuse? Within your pair or group, discuss the following:
What defines child abuse? What are the 4 different types of child abuse? Create a list of indicators for each type of abuse. Write your responses on the card provided and be prepared to discuss with the class.

3 Child Abuse is… An "abused child" is a child whose parent or other person legally responsible for his/her care inflicts upon the child serious physical injury, creates a substantial risk of serious physical injury, or commits an act of sex abuse against the child. Someone can be guilty of abusing a child if a person allows someone else to conduct abusive behaviors against a child. From the NYS Office of Children and Family Services

4 Child Abuse in America Children are suffering from a hidden epidemic of child abuse and neglect. Every year 3.4 million reports of child abuse are made in the United States involving nearly 6.3 million children (a report can include multiple children). The United States has the worst record in the industrialized nation – losing four-five children every day due to abuse-related deaths.

5 Sexual Abuse/Exploitation
When a parent or caretaker commits a sexual offense against a child or allows a sexual offense to be committed, such as rape, sodomy, engaging a child in sexual activity, engaging a child in -- or promoting a child’s — sexual performance. My Content | Discovery Education Blue - an introduction - child abuse - YouTube

6 Physical abuse Non-accidental physical injury of a child inflicted by a parent or caretaker that ranges from superficial bruises and welts to broken bones, burns, serious internal injuries and in some cases, death. Includes actions that create a substantial risk of physical injury to the child. McKynzee's Story: A Victim of Shaken Baby Syndrome – YouTube Living with Shaken Baby Syndrome// Evelynn Marie - YouTube

7 Neglect/Maltreatment
Withholding, or failing to provide, adequate food, shelter, clothing, hygiene, medical care, education or supervision, such that the child’s physical, mental or emotional condition is impaired or at imminent risk of being impaired. If a parent engages in excessive use of drugs or alcohol such that it interferes with their ability to adequately supervise/care for the child.

8 Mental/Emotional Abuse
Parents’ or caretakers’ acts or omissions that cause or could cause serious conduct, cognitive, affective, or other mental disorder such as torture, close confinement or the constant use of verbally abusive language. You may see a parent who verbally terrorizes the child, who continually and severely criticizes the child, or who fails to express any affection or nurturing.

9 What may put a family at risk?
Within your group, create a list of 5 circumstances or character traits that could be factors in triggering abuse. Write your responses on your card and be ready to share with the class.

10 Risk Factors of Abuse Income level (poverty) Job loss
Maturity level of parent/caregiver Role reversal Isolation Lack of parenting skills/ not understanding child developmental stages Substance abuse Marriage problems Abusive background Single parenthood Low self-esteem New baby “Families at Risk” reinforcement sheet

Non-destructive to self-esteem. Allows child to remain valued as a person. Encourages cooperation. Allows child to learn gradually the skills needed in taking responsibility for what happens. Teaches child not to blame others. Allows child to relate successfully. Helps child to problem solve. Role-play positive guidance techniques

12 WALKING THE LINE… Within your group or pair, brainstorm a list of 5 discipline techniques under each category: Positive Guidance Walking the Line (BORDERLINE – not appropriate) Child Abuse Once you have your lists, NEATLY write each behavior on a white sheet of paper provided to you. (Please write large enough to see from all angles of the room).

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