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Sexual Violence Against Children: Inform, Prevent, Protect

 

Children form the most vulnerable and innocent section of our society. Sexual violence and abuse against children is a prevalent evil that needs to be addressed and redressed. What most people are unaware of, and therefore end up neglecting or ignoring the existence of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA), is that it can take various forms – physical, mental, etc. While marks of physical sexual violence can usually be visible if due attention is paid, the scars of emotional violence are difficult to read. Children might not be able to speak out about the abuse experienced by them till they get much older. Hence, it is imperative to have a holistic understanding of everything that CSA entails.

The present course breaks the taboo surrounding this topic. It provides information on CSA, its meaning, types and impact as well as the legal and medical process put in place by the law to help young victims of CSA. It also enlightens readers of all ages to identify markers of such violence and abuse in the children around them. Additionally, it arms them with details of steps to be taken in case of such occurrences. Tips to prevent CSA have also been provided for primary caregivers of children like parents and teachers. Age-appropriate (12-18 years) information manual with simply explained concepts and advice has also been especially customized for students/children in this course.

COURSE OUTCOME

 
 

After completing this course, learners will be acquainted with the knowledge and skills with regard to:

  • Understand the meaning of sexual violence/abuse/assault against children.
  • Learn the forms and types of CSA so as to identify their nature and causes.
  • Realize the far-reaching impact such incidents have on the mental and physical well-being and future growth of victims of such abuse.
  • Learn the steps to be taken when dealing with a situation of CSA
  • Understand the role of police, medical professionals, Courts and society in the prevention, management and rehabilitation of cases of CSA.

COURSE OUTLINE

 
 
  • Module 1 – Introduction to Sexual Violence and Abuse
  • Module 2 – Legal Provisions, Role of Police and Medical Examination
  • Module 3 – Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse – Role of Society
  • Module 4 – Child Sexual Abuse: Handbook for Children
  • Certification Exam/ Assessment

CERTIFICATION

 

Honors Badge

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE

  • Parents
  • Teachers
  • Medical Professionals (including mental health professionals)
  • Police and Judicial Authorities
  • School going children
  • Lawyers
  • All and any responsible member of the society

Level: Intermediate

Language : English

Duration: 6 Months

EVALUATION METHOD

Learners must submit all assignments and secure at least 50% marks in Certification Exam at the end of the course to obtain the course certificate.

About the Author

Team LawSkills is a group of passionate and dynamic professionals who endeavor to craft content with perfection for learners. The team also liaisons with practitioners in various fields and professions to include their varied experience in developing all-inclusive courses. The resultant courses amalgamate theory and practice synchronous with the demands of professional practice.

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