"Negligence"; most common type of child abuse/no increases in child abuse with Coronavirus

The Deputy for Social Affairs of State Welfare Organization described the most common type of child abuse and mistreatment of children as "negligence".

In an interview with ISNA news agency, Habibaullah Masoudi Farid stated that about 9% of calls connected to social emergencies are related to child abuse: "Mostly child abuse is physical abuse, and if we want to properly examine the issue of child abuse, we must move towards preventive measures.

"One of the preventive approaches is to take supportive measures for families     to prevent child abuse and the issue of educating of life skills to families," he said, noting that some child abuse may be child abuse. Other issues, such as mental health, should also be addressed, as some of the psychological disorders that caregivers or parents may have can lead to neglect.

The reason of lack of abuse among children

The Deputy for Social Affairs of State Welfare Organization in response to the question of whether the number of calls regarding child abuse has increased since the outbreak of the Coronavirus? He explained: "The statistics we had in 123 do not show a growing trend and even in many countries this rate has not changed, one of the reasons for this may be that children were at home these days.

Noting that most child abuse is reported through relatives, neighbors or wards where children are more present, such as the education system, he said: Pre-coronavirus and post-coronavirus, child abuse rates were reported lower because children were less visible and mostly at home.

Negligence and lack of attention to needs, the most common type of child abuse

Massoudi Farid, pointing out that the most common type of misconduct with children is neglected and lack of attention to the basic needs of children and said that major children are neglected. There are children who have been accepted in the social emergency and sometimes may also be admitted to family centers; these children may be neglected due to addiction or psychological disorders that are not treated.

The Deputy for Social Affairs of State Welfare Organization referred to the work of SWO for Child abuse prevention, adding that in the prevention department of SWO is rendered parenting education and life skills. Parents who are aware, in the economic conditions where many people should work two shifts, the night they go home for some time for their child, but if they are not aware, it may also allocate the same hours of time to other things.

Life and Parenting Skills, important factors in Prevention of Child Abuse

He continued part of the issue of child abuse prevention  are related to welfare policies and supporting from families in order to solve livelihood and poverty issues, because this can be one be of influential topics in childhood. It should also reduce social stress because social stress is effective not only on child abuse, but also can also affect domestic violence. In this regard, Massoudi Farid, in this regard, described "life skills" and "parenting" one of the important issues for child abuse.

Offer for the presence and activity of social workers in schools

He stated that in the past meetings, we also proposed the ministers of the education a plan called the school of social working, based on which a multi-capacity expert surrounded by both psychology and counseling of children and students, as well as health and health issues. There are relatives in schools; if such a person exists in schools, it can fix many problems.

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