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
What can you do about a suspected case of child sexual abuse?
7. What can you do about a suspected case of child sexual abuse?
Imagine that you are Helena’s teacher and you suspect that she is experiencing a trauma or a sexually abusive situation.
Which actions do you think that you should follow and which should you avoid?
Maybe you feel like this is too much information to handle. To sum up, here are three simple steps that you can take:
- Find out who you should report to if you think that any of your students might be experiencing some kind of sexual victimization.
- If you suspect, or a child discloses sexual victimisation to you LISTEN, COMFORT AND REPORT.
- Sexual victimisation is not easy to detect. Very frequently we feel unsure and confused. But if we think that a child might be a victim, we can make a difference in their lives if we listen and try to make them feel comfortable. We can make a difference by being that trustworthy adult that supports them and tries to understand them.