Objective: The aim of my reach out plan is to spread awareness and educate my audience about the different types of abuse that children face, how it can be prevented, and how the community can come together to combat the vicious practice.
Audience: Adults- 6 (3 families)
Friends- 4 (4 families)
Communication Method: Whatsapp chat/ Phone call
Subjects to be covered:
1. Introduction to my role as a KSCF volunteer- I will first tell them about what my role as a volunteer is, what I do in the programme and what is our job, and how we have been creating content that helps spread awareness about child abuse and its impact on young children.
2. Introduction to Child Abuse- I will talk about what child abuse is, the different types in which children are abused both in their homes and also in the outside world. Later I will cover the ways in which it may occur, as many do not know much about what exactly can be classified as abuse. I will then talk about how children are affected, both physically and psychologically.
3. In depth explanation of the different types of child abuse (family, neighbours, strangers and online) -I firmly believe that it is important to understand that the way in which people behave with young children, what behaviour is considered normal or okay, and what type is inappropriate. By stating the different examples by which children are abused by family members, neighbours and strangers, I will hopefully be able to convey to the audience what they might be able to watch out for, including hidden signs of inappropriate behaviour that might not seem wrong until they are fully understood.
4. I will then present my written articles and also some other content from our volunteer blog, to hopefully strengthen the understanding of the severity of this prevalent issue, and be able to provide some clear insight into the situation a little more clearly.
5. Understanding the trauma and finding the signs– Finding the signs of a child undergoing this trauma is just as essential, and must be addressed immediately. I will cover the early detection signs and also explain to the audience about the understandable emotional trauma that young children face, and how we as parents/teachers/friends can become an emotional support that they can open up to, and share their feelings with. Helping the child at the earliest by providing guidance and moral buttress to help them fight their emotional battles is just as important, and I will convey those methods as well.
6. Prevention and awareness (What we can do as a society, to help and promote healthy behaviour among children and adults alike) Ultimately, it is up to the society as a whole to combat this prevalent problem and protect young minds from being forced to carry emotional burdens for the rest of their lives. We can through programmes like such, spread the much required awareness about CSA. In the end we must explain to others that if they have at any point abused anybody, that they must change for the betterment of the society as a whole.