Friday, June 19, 2009

Part II: Is It Possible to Eradicate All Forms of Child Neglect and Abuse in Our Lifetime?

Retrieved on June 19 2009 from

Protection of children is necessary which is reaction of many unaware harsh realities of childhood that knows only misery, fear, deprivation and exploitation. Throughout the world children are considered as the most vulnerable group among various groups of the society and Canada is no exception to this. But in case of Developed / Least developed Countries (LDC's) the condition of the children is munch repenting. Attention has been paid at national and international levels to minimize grievances of the children and to address their problems in a systematic way. As result we have Convention on the Rights of Child adopted by United Nations General Assembly.

GWCD recognizes the vulnerability of children and treats their civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights as elements of interdependent, or mutually reinforcing package. Canada had the privilege to be one among six initiators for the 1990 World Summit for Children (WSC). She ratified the UN CRC in 1990, and is not only complying with provisions set forth in the Convention but also making sure the proper implementation through NCCWD and its provincial counterparts. National Plan of Action (NPA) has been made to translate the objectives of the GWCD in to reality as a follow up strategy.

The brief aimed to analyse what is being done and how what should be done in pursuance with the GWCD and state legislation to protect the children in collaboration with international community. In this regard some of the areas like: Health and Nutrition; Education; Child Labour; Birth Registration; Domestic Child Abuse; Juvenile Justice System; Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation and Girl Child have been taken as prime objective by UN to ensure the proper implementation of the provisions of GWCD.

Child Abuse and neglect

Child,s reality

For many years, Global Welfare on Child Development has been changing lives and giving hope to children and families throughout the Rocky Mountain region. At Global Welfare on Child Development Center, children and families have a full spectrum of resources to help them gain insights, support and healing through a variety of programs including residential treatment, special education/day treatment, a special services unit for sub-acute and respite needs, and community-based family services.

What You Can Do to Help.

Our success in the healing of abused and neglect children is due in large part to our family of supporters. The battle against child abuse wages on and it's a fight we can win...together. Your donation will help to help fund this battle because your generosity is the key to securing these children's futures.

We're Committed to Children and Families.

At Tennyson Center for Children, our commitment is steadfast to the well-being of children and families. Our dedication is strong to the healing of psychological wounds inflicted upon innocent children, to breaking the cycle of abuse and to ensuring that abused children everywhere are given back the childhood which was so wrongfully stripped from their lives.

In Canada, the term "child welfare" is used to describe a set of government services designed to protect children and encourage family stability. These typically include investigation of alleged child abuse and neglect ("child protective services"), foster care, adoption services, and services aimed at supporting at-risk families so they can remain intact ("prevention services" or "family preservation services"). Though the federal government sets rules which all Canadian states must follow and provides significant funding, the states themselves have primary responsibility for establishing and operating their child welfare systems.

Most children who come to the attention of child welfare social workers do so because of any of the following situations, which are often collectively termed child maltreatment or child abuse:

Neglect (including the failure to take adequate measures to protect a child from harm)
Emotional abuse
Sexual abuse
Physical abuse

Lets join hands eradicate child abuse and neglect from our society.

Helping Colorado's children - Tennyson Center for Children

Child abuse is reported on an average of every 10 seconds and three children die every day as a result of such abuse. Sadly, Colorado has one of the highest rates of child abuse in the country. According to the National Child Abuse & Neglect Data System (NCANDS), Colorado ranks 3rd in the nation for deaths resulting from child abuse. Further compounding the problem, Colorado's state funding to help battle child abuse ranks among the lowest in the nation.

The children we serve at Tennyson Center have, on average, been in 5.8 placements outside their home. Many have been traumatized by abuse, neglect and unstable home environments. Providing these children with a safe and secure setting is essential to their healing and success.


GWCD for Children has an impressive rate of success with the children we serve. On average, over 80% of children discharged from Tennyson Center return to safer homes within the community. An average of 75% of those children transitioned successfully into public school settings and 84% of all caseworkers, referral sources and families were satisfied or very satisfied with the services provided.

The Sad Truth.

Unfortunately, for every child we serve, we know there are countless more who need our help. Funding cuts have been dramatic over the course of the past decade and the money to pay for the services these children so desperately need has dwindled. Additionally, government funding does not support the full range of services necessary to assist families in providing safe, nurturing care and education for their children, or, when necessary, to develop an alternative permanency option. In 2005, only 60% of our services were covered by the Department of Human Services and the Department of Education. The rest will be covered by private donations. Together our community helps Tennyson Center provide nutritious meals, shelter, clothing, education, and counseling to some of Colorado's most severely abused children. For many years this agency has been the “last chance” for these children, after they have experienced failure in other treatment programs or placements. We hope you will join us in giving these children that chance at a full and productive life.

The Federal government's Administration for Children and Families reports that in 2006, approximately 3.5 million children were involved in investigations of alleged abuse or neglect, and an estimated 872,000 children were determined to have been abused or neglected. An estimated 1,490 children died that year because of abuse or neglect. As of September 30, 2006, there were 517,000 children in Asia in foster care

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