Monday, September 3, 2007

International Child Abuse

We hear your cries, we share your pain

and we are going to do everything we possibly can to

stop abuse happening.

…a group of masters students at Southern Cross University’s (SCU)
Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples.

Can't help wondering...

Why it is that countries around the world seem to be so far ahead of the United States when it comes to taking child abuse seriously as an issue of National importance? Long term effects on the abused or neglected individual are not without negative consequences to society. Intergenerational transmission of child maltreatment results in measurable direct and indirect costs. Governments, organizations, media and people of other lands seem to more actively speak out about child maltreatment as a vital health, social and economic issue that is of epidemic proportions. Attempts to relegate child maltreatment as a problem associated with lower socio-economic levels contribute to false comfort levels for many who seem to prefer to ignore the facts.
International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
Save The Children
EPCAT International
End All Corporal Punishment of Children

Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma

Take care...Be Aware

Nancy Lee

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