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Violence Against Children In Nepal : Health Practitioners' Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice on Child Abuse and Sexual Abuse in Nepal
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Only in the past few decades have practitioners and academicians recognized child abuse as
a serious social problem, one that can hinder a child’s social, intellectual, physical and emotional growth. The available studies and media reports clearly suggest that children are physically and sexually abused in their homes and workplaces in Nepal, leading to psychological and physical injury with long-term consequences.
Health professionals who come into contact with these victims of abuse have a vital role in providing assistance: suspecting the abuse, establishing the diagnosis, treating injuries, addressing safety issues, reporting to appropriate child protection agencies and law enforcement bodies, documenting findings, and recommending followup treatment. This research was undertaken as an exploratory study to build a knowledge base in Nepal and to develop an appropriate response system. Its objectives also included an assessment of the capacity of existing health service providers and the responsiveness of the existing support mechanisms in addressing child abuse.
The study gathered both quantitative and qualitative data from primary and secondary sources. The secondary information sources consisted mainly of reports and documents published by different government and non-government organizations, and of data from various internet websites. The primary information was collected from interviews with relevant staff of health institutions at different levels, and from children themselves and key informants within the communities through focus group discussions in 12 districts.
Publisher:
UNICEF ,   (2006 )
Type / Script:
Progress Report in English
Keywords:
CHILD ABUSE, VIOLENCE, CHILDREN, PSYCHOLOGY, SOCIAL PROBLEMS, DISCRIMINATION, EARLY MARRIAGE, CONFLICT, TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS, HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, GENDER EQUALITY, CIVIL SOCIETY, NUTRITION, CHILD LABOUR, CORPORAL PUNISHMENT, PHYSICAL ABUSE, SEXUAL ABUSE, PSYCHOLOGICAL ABUSE, CHILD SURVIVAL
Thematic Group:
 UNICEF : Children Fund
Thesaurus:
14.04.02  -  Crime And Criminal Justice
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