Many caregivers wonder how to support abused and neglected children. Care Courses offers a child care training course that can help early childhood professionals identify and support abused and neglected children.
This blog will focus on a few ideas from our course, Child Abuse and Neglect: A Caregiver’s Guide to Adverse Childhood Experiences.
Every day in the United States 1,875 children are abused and neglected.
At an early education conference in the Midwest, a Head Start teacher confided that of 18 children in her class, two-thirds of them have already experienced some form of physical or sexual child abuse in their short lives.
As caregivers, it is our responsibility to act in the best interests of the children in our care.
In our course, Child Abuse and Neglect: A Caregiver’s Guide to Adverse Childhood Experiences, we discuss many ways to support children who have been abused.
Some of these ways include the power of nature to heal, the importance of providing a stable, secure, consistent, loving environment for children while they are in our care, and positive ways of talking to abused and neglected children.
- Being available for plenty of one-on-one time with the child, and
- When the child wants to talk with you, give the child your undivided attention.
We also suggest:
- Teaching children self protection strategies,
- Giving children choices whenever possible because making choices helps children feel powerful.
In our Care Course, Child Abuse and Neglect: A Caregiver’s Guide to Adverse Childhood Experiences, we discuss a variety of ways to support abused and neglected children. We’ve touched on just a few of them in this blog.
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