Child abuse involves forcing or pressurizing a child to engage in unusual act or activities for an adult or an older adolescent. The term covers direct contact such as illegal activity, asking a child to sell prohibited products or anything, expose the harmful products to the child, display pornography to the child or use the child to make pornography.
Who abuses children?
Children are often abused by people close to them. This could be one of the members of their family, relatives, family friends, etc which makes the child difficult to talk about the incident and get help. Child abuse is something that should be given immediate assistance and mental support. Effects of abuse on children can last for short or long period of time depending on the NDIS Plan management as well as support they get.
Short terms effects include;
- Sudden behavior in a different manner after his/her first experience
- Starts to think badly about themselves
- Seems to be secretive
- Shows difficulty to sleep
- Bed wetting
- Shows fear and fright when you touch
Teens may try to elope from home or become sluttish and start drinking alcohol. Long terms effects include physical, psychological, social and emotional effects such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, physical injury, and other problems. When a child or adult is abused, they will find it difficult to talk about at first.
This is where child abuse counselors can help them through. They are skilled and experienced professionals to deal with child abuse incidents and victims. They provide written information such as books and leaflets about abuse that is very useful and effective in healing the effects of abuse in children.
There are many organizations including NDIS Specialist Support Coordination where one can talk to experienced persons anonymously and they will understand and provide support and guide to overcome the mental and physical stress. If you know any child who has been abused, then contact the renowned charity or foster care organization for advice and assistance.
You can also contact local Child Support Connection service team for more detailed advice on ways to help the child overcome the situation and come back to normal life. Many charity organizations have counselors to provide support and advice for children who have been abused. If you know someone suffering from abuse activity, then immediately speak out and get support for them.
Choosing the best and experienced counselor is important to receive adequate advice and assistance regarding child abuse. Look at online sources for internet based abuse counselors and charity organizations that provide support over the phone or face to face. Choose the most experienced and skilled counselor from reviews and testimonials that you can find at websites and review sites. If you will find a best service provider then you can keep a child in a safe hand. After choosing professional support service, you can make life of a child. So, share your love and support towards a child that want your care and support.