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07 Nov 2019
A recent podcast discusses questions about child and adolescent to parent violence and abuse (CAPA): what it is, how to identify it compared to other behavioural concerns, when and why this form of abuse occurs, and how social workers should respond...
06 Nov 2019
August last year, a 3 year old little boy went home from kindergarten with bruises on his arm. He told his parents he was assaulted by the director, Nashi Shehapi. According to the boy, the woman did not ‘just’ hit him, she locked him into the “...
21 Oct 2019
The serious case review (SCR) for Leicestershire and Rutland Safeguarding Children Board published the report of ‘Child A’, which highlighted gross negligence in handling the long-term abuse one child suffered at home. Although the girl was subject...
18 Oct 2019
In France, more than 220,000 women suffer abuse from their partner each year, and one woman dies every three days as a result of domestic violence. The French National Assembly voted to approve, among other things, a bracelet that would protect...
15 Oct 2019
Prof. Gordana Buljan Flander, Ph.D., Director of the Zagreb Child and Youth Protection Center, has been working with abused and neglected children for over thirty years. In this column, she tells us how children who experience sexual abuse feel and...
07 Oct 2019
Certain words & phrases attract child predators. Parents can set the privacy settings on Facebook to 'extreme,' ensuring that posts are only seen by family and friends, and omitting hashtags. If, however, they decide to share, they should be...
07 Oct 2019
Nowadays we hear more and more about domestic violence, and this is necessary because many victims are afraid or unable to seek help because of their young age. On the International Non-Violence Day (2nd of October) a new app was launched in Hungary...
05 Oct 2019
Every two years, the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) publishes World Perspectives on Child Abuse, a collection of data and information on child maltreatment policies, laws, and programs around the world....
27 Sep 2019
Strict laws on child pornography are in force in Italy. For taking inappropriate photos of her children at just three years and 18 months old, their mother was sentenced to three years in prison. Police have closed with a complaint against the...
23 Sep 2019
The Tulip Foundation, World Without Borders and the Samaritans Associations organised the workshop, ‘Together for Childhood without Violence’ in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, on 12 September 2019. The workshop was held to discuss how to professionals,...

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