Thursday, November 26, 2015

16 Days of Activims

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Day Two - 16 Days of Activism

Quote:"Child abuse and neglect offend the basic values of our state. We have a responsibility to provide safe settings for at-risk children and facilitate permanent placement for children who cannot return"

10 Signs of child abuse (cont)

Changes in sleeping. Abused children may have frequent
nightmares or have difficulty falling asleep, and as a result may
appear tired or fatigued.

Changes in school performance and attendance.
Abused children may have difficulty concentrating in school or
have excessive absences, sometimes due to adults trying to hide
the children’s injuries from authorities.

Lack of personal care or hygiene. Abused and neglected
children may appear uncared for. They may present as
consistently dirty and have severe body odor, or they may lack
sufficient clothing for the weather.

Risk-taking behaviors. Young people who are being
abused may engage in high-risk activities such as using drugs or
alcohol or carrying a weapon.

Inappropriate sexual behaviors. Children who have been
sexually abused may exhibit overly sexualized behavior or use
explicit sexual language.
Some signs that a child is experiencing violence or
Abuse are more obvious than others. Trust your instincts.
Suspected abuse is enough of a reason to contact the
authorities. You do not need proof.

Join us in this cause - our Awareness Meeting will be on the 29th of November, 2:30pm, Auditorium B 1 - 25 Plein Street - Joubert Park
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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Day One - 16 Days of Activism

Quote: “Childhood should be carefree, playing in the sun; not living a nightmare in the darkness of the soul.”

10 Signs of child abuse

Unexplained injuries. Visible signs of physical abuse may
include unexplained burns or bruises in the shape of objects. You
may also hear unconvincing explanations of a child’s injuries.

Changes in behavior. Abuse can lead to many changes in
a child’s behavior. Abused children often appear scared, anxious,
depressed, withdrawn or more aggressive.

Returning to earlier behaviors. Abused children may
display behaviors shown at earlier ages, such as thumb-sucking,
bed-wetting, fear of the dark or strangers. For some children, even
loss of acquired language or memory problems may be an issue.

Fear of going home. Abused children may express
apprehension or anxiety about leaving school or about going
places with the person who is abusing them.

Changes in eating. The stress, fear and anxiety caused by
abuse can lead to changes in a child’s eating behaviors, which
may result in weight gain or weight loss.

Join us in this cause - our Awareness Meeting will be on the 29th of November, 2:30pm, Auditorium B 1 - 25 Plein Street - Joubert Park
More info: