By E. Helander
This booklet presents a worrying account of the truth of kid abuse. according to info from 152 international locations, Einar Helander considers the actual, societal, fiscal and judicial effects of kid abuse, featuring a common, community-based prevention programme.
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There is not enough interaction between the grassroots and the exo-system for a number of reasons: (a) Effective, community-based violence prevention is lacking. (b) The exo-systems’ health services are insufficient, inaccessible or unavailable to assist the victims: between 36 per cent and 50 per cent of even serious cases of mental disorder (such as psychoses) do 14 Introduction (c) (d) (e) (f) (g) not now receive treatment even in the developed countries; for the developing ones, the rates are 77–85 per cent.
Many of these reports, however, are not easily available, especially in developing countries, and knowledge about them can sometimes only be collected through country visits and personal contacts. The primary purposes of the search related to childhood violence were to • identify information that would lead to an assessment of the global number of victims; • estimate the resulting health, social and economic consequences; • analyse its causes and contributors; • review interventions, actions and programmes for prevention and care.
The national legal systems continue to be afflicted by slowness and corruption. Self-amnesty and impunity are troubling confirmations of the power that the elite exercises over justice at the expense of the poor. The compliance is low or non-existent when it comes to important human rights, such as those related to the UN Child and Torture Conventions. The national education systems are in crisis. Although there have been some increases in primary school attendance, many children still do not complete the legal minimum of schooling.