Elementary School

GENERAL ABUSE: What it is

  • Bad touching

  • It hurts

  • What do I need? Food, clothing, shelter, medical care, or supervision

  • Emotional abuse

  • Emotional neglect

     

 

WHEN WE DO NOT TALK ABOUT IT:

  • Why don't we?

  • What do we fear when we know?

 

 

BAD TOUCHING:

  • Private places, weird feelings

  • Online games and predators

  • Grooming- are they just being nice?

  • Family and people in position of trust- “I can trust them,right?”

  • Online and digital communications- cell phones and messaging

     

 

 

PHYSICAL ABUSE:

  • Is it just discipline? (bruises, welts, scars or open wounds)

  • But they just got mad.

 

 

 

PHYSICAL NEGLECT:

  • Am I fed? Do I have clothing and shelter? Heat? Is there someone to watch me?

  • In Colorado this is also failure to educate the child. In some states it is also failure to provide medical care.

 

 

 

EMOTIONAL ABUSE:

  • name-calling

  • insulting

  • threatening violence (even without carrying out threats)

  • allowing children to witness the physical or emotional abuse of another

  • allowing children to use illegal drugs

     

 

 

EMOTIONAL NEGLECT:

  • Am I loved? Do I get encouragement and support? Do I feel like they care about me? etc.

 

 

TELLING SOMEONE!!!

  • How it can help for yourself

  • How it can help for others!

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