Child Abuse Awareness

I've created this blog in order to bring to the forefront the sad reality of child abuse throughout the world in the 21st century. Currently I'm collecting every piece of information I can find regarding this subject, and put it here with reference to the origin. Please comment and spread it to people that may find this interesting.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Child abuse rampant in Tobago

Sexual child abuse is rampant in Tobago, according to District Health Visitor Vere Jack who yesterday called for a special system so that "the child will not be raped again and again" when the tale is related. Jack, who is attached to the Tobago Regional Health Authority, issued the appeal when the Commission of Enquiry into the country's health care rolled into the Mount Hope Hospital. Jack said often times when sexual abuse cases are reported, the child is expected to relate the tale of abuse to people including doctors, nurses, police officers, and medical social workers, some of whom are not trained to deal with such delicate matters. Jack said the trauma experienced by children when the tale is related over and over is unimaginable, and is calling for a network to be set up where persons will be specially trained to deal with such issues.

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