From the above chart’s simple 8 points, how many viewers know of these ordeals? Whether sexual or physical violence, they each are an act of VIOLENCE. Anyone’s childhood is meant to be appreciated, while we are raised to become ‘young adults’ at 18. The following image, may also remind some of the hardships as victims of their CSA teachers.
- Coercion and threats
- Economic abuse
- Male privilege
- Abusing children
- Minimising, denying and blaming
- Emotional abuse
“Ignoring children’s needs, putting them in unsupervised, dangerous situations, exposing them to sexual situations, or making them feel worthless or stupid are also forms of child abuse and neglect – and they can leave deep, lasting scars on kids.” (Harrison, The Minds Journal, 2020). The following are major forms of CSA:
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Medical abuse
Survival of any of the above listed actions, are strongly suggested to talk to someone else about it. It’s preferable that it be someone outside your immediate family, as there are many Counsellors available. NRS is also being updated, allowing for it to be easier for CSA victims to have their matters sorted – not impacting others (“minimising”).
INSTITUTIONS are identified, with description of many of scenarios dealt with in Australia’s Royal Commission (CARC) and the current National Redress Scheme. For the benefit of those Victims-Survivors that have come forth, we ask for you to consider coming forward. Counselling can be confidential, lodging an Application is when details begin to be made public.
- Arabi, S. (2020). ‘Parent-Child’; Understanding The Power And Control Wheel For Child Abuse. https://themindsjournal.com/power-and-control-wheel-child-abuse/
- Commonwealth of Australia. (2017). Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. https://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au
- Harrison, T. (2020). Understanding The Power And Control Wheel For Child Abuse. https://themindsjournal.com/power-and-control-wheel-child-abuse/
- Department of Social Services. (2020. National Redress Scheme icon. https://www.nationalredress.gov.au
- Lucas, Peter. (2018). Increasing Men’s Awareness of the Effects on Children Exposed to Family and Domestic Violence. 10.13140/RG.2.2.11595.49444.