The child sexual abuse is a significant problem in Europe, estimating that between 10 and 20% of children are sexually assault during their childhood. This is a cross-country issue that affects all social and economic classes throughout Europe and it is a serious and urgent problem that as a society we have to take over because of its short and long term harmful consequences on children.
Maltreated children have lower educational attainment, lower attendance at school and are less likely to finish high school or attend university. The degree to which educational attainment will be impaired will be influenced by the child’s environment such as the family, the community or society as a whole.
Breaking the Silence Together is a program to prevent, detect and respond to child sexual abuse in primary schools, involving school leaders, teachers and management teams, children and their families as well as other community stakeholders with a community-based and collaborative approach.
The Breaking the Silence Together program aims to improve academic success rates for all children in European primary schools addressing one of the possible causes of child sexual abuse.
Deliverables online available in English, German, Polish and Spanish
You can find all mentioned materials via the website http://www.preventingchildsexualabuse.eu/
The consortium partners
This program has been established by the Foundation Vicki Bernadet (Spain), the Institute of Child Health (Greece), Hazissa, preventing sexual violence (Austria), European School Heads Association – ESHA (Netherlands), Empowering Children Foundation (Poland)
If you have further questions or need more information, please contact ESHA firstname.lastname@example.org
Project website: http://www.preventingchildsexualabuse.eu