Module 1 - Sexual Victimisation
Please, keep in mind that the current course is introductory. It has been designed for kindergarten and elementary school teachers in Europe working with children from 3 to 12 years old with no previous training in violence against children. If you wish to find out about more specialized or advanced courses for other type of professionals, contexts or students, please visit the extra resources proposed at the end of the course.
- Introduction To Child Sexual Victimisation
- Real story
- Definition Of Child Sexual Victimisation
- What can you do to tackle child sexual victimisation?
- What can you do about a suspected case of child sexual abuse?
- What is the procedure in your country?
Module 2 - Physical And Emotional Maltreatment
Module 3 - Bullying Victimisation
Module 4 - Resilience
Child physical and emotional maltreatment is a complex social problem. In 1980, Jay Belsky proposed an ecological model of risk factors for maltreatment which was later adopted by the World Health Organisation (WHO). This approach to understanding maltreatment emphasizes the importance of multiple and interactive risk factors in understanding the risks of child abuse, as well as devising intervention and prevention strategies.
An ecological model of child abuse highlights interacting risk factors across four levels — the individual, the parent-child relationship, the community, and broader society. Click in each level below to see the risk factors.
The occurrence of one or more risk factors does not mean that there is violence against children in a given family. But it indicates that the risk of maltreatment is heightened and that additional child and family support may be needed.
At the beginning of the module we presented Janek’s story. Can you indicate which risk factors could have contributed to the maltreatment of Janek and his sister?