Friday, February 23, 2018

Indicators of Sexual Abuse – Child Matters

http://www.childmatters.org.nz/85/learn-about-child-abuse/recognise-the-signs/sexual-abuse There may also be indicators in a child’s behaviour that could indicate sexual abuse. Some examples of this in young children are: Age-inappropriate sexual play with toys, self, others Bizarre, sophisticated or unusual sexual knowledge Comments such as “I’ve got a secret”, or “I don’t like Uncle” Fire lighting by boys Fear of certain places eg

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Signs of Sexual Abuse in Children

https://www.pharmaceutical-journal.com/learning/how-to-recognise-and-respond-to-potential-child-abuse-and-neglect/20204393.article Possible indicators and warning signs that a child or young person is at risk of suffering from abuse and/or neglect: Changes in behaviour or emotional state (e.g. recurrent nightmares, extreme distress, appearing withdrawn or displaying aggression) that are a departure from what would be expected for their age and developmental stage,

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Indicators of Sexual Abuse – Child Matters

http://www.childmatters.org.nz/85/learn-about-child-abuse/recognise-the-signs/sexual-abuse There may also be indicators in a child’s behaviour that could indicate sexual abuse. Some examples of this in young children are: Age-inappropriate sexual play with toys, self, others Bizarre, sophisticated or unusual sexual knowledge Comments such as “I’ve got a secret”, or “I don’t like Uncle” Fire lighting by boys Fear of certain places eg

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Victims’ accounts of offending were “unshaken under cross-examination”

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/100972256/police-bungle-meant-child-abuse-victims-waited-20-years-for-justice In a recently released decision the Appeal Court dismissed Ross's appeal, saying the victims' accounts of Ross's offending were "unshaken under cross-examination" and the Crown's case had been strong "notwithstanding the passage of time". On Friday, Police's Wellington district manager investigations, detective inspector Shane Cotter, said Police apologised to the complainants

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Indicators of Sexual Abuse – Child Matters

http://www.childmatters.org.nz/85/learn-about-child-abuse/recognise-the-signs/sexual-abuse There may also be indicators in a child’s behaviour that could indicate sexual abuse. Some examples of this in young children are: Age-inappropriate sexual play with toys, self, others Bizarre, sophisticated or unusual sexual knowledge Comments such as “I’ve got a secret”, or “I don’t like Uncle” Fire lighting by boys Fear of certain places eg

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Pope Francis asks victims for forgiveness

http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2018/01/16/pope-francis-asks-forgiveness-from-victims-of-clerical-sex-abuse/ Pope Francis, in his first formal speech in Chile, asked forgiveness from those who were sexually abused by priests. Addressing government authorities and members of the country’s diplomatic corps January 16, the Pope expressed his “pain and shame at the irreparable damage caused to children by some ministers of the Church.” “I

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