People can recover from domestic violence and even grow as a person based on their experiences. Studies reveal that social support is a key factor in the resilience shown by these victims. This relates to small gestures, which make a child feel seen, heard and supported. You do not need to be a therapist to achieve this. By performing your duties well as a police officer, a teacher or a day-care worker, you can make a greater contribution than you might think. Our online courses therefore stress that a reporting code does not have to be an obstacle after reporting a problem or arranging for others to offer assistance to the family: by adopting a supportive attitude, you contribute to resilience in your role as a vigilant professional. We subscribe to the concept of 'trauma-sensitive teaching' and ensure that children in a difficult home situation quickly receive support at school through our 'Handle with Care' projects.
Neglect, abuse and maltreatment almost never stop automatically. Fear and shame generally keep victims and perpetrators silent. Many cases of child abuse and domestic violence are kept secret for years. Read more
The most important rule when tackling domestic violence and child abuse is: do not act alone. Read more