“To fight child abuse, it’s not enough just to remove children from dangerous situations, or to investigate allegations of child abuse,” Patton said. “Social service professionals and others engaged in the fight need to become culturally competent by developing a stronger understanding of the link between child abuse and the history of personal and cultural trauma.”
There has been considerable debate in the media about the proposed banning of physical punishment of children in the home.
Many people question government’s right to interfere in their private lives and how they raise their children.
‘White House Boy’ tells his story By Tony Holt Hernando Today, December 18, 2011 Submitted by Robert Straley Robert Straley, 65, is one of the “White House Boys,” a group of men who said they were terrorized and abused repeatedly by guards at a reform school for troubled teens. He had run away from […]
US judge who beat daughter with belt suspended By Kevin Dolak ABC News – The Nation, November 23, 2011 The Texas judge who was seen beating his 16-year-old daughter in a 2004 video that garnered millions of views when it hit the Internet has been suspended by the state Supreme Court. Judge William Adams […]
Once again, a case of corporal punishment has become news in the media even though this form of punishment has been banned by the government following a ruling of the High Court in January this year. This time, an administrative officer has beaten a student of an English medium school in the city. This form of punishment, which is a violation of human rights, is an impediment to achieving real education.