How do you know about child abuse
Unfortunately, child abuse in the family - a common phenomenon. Association with children from disadvantaged sections of society do not always pay off: this problem is increasingly evident in the "normal" families.
Instruction on how to recognize child abuse
Pay attention to the child's behavior - not whether there has been any change in his character. Perhaps there were isolation and alienation instead of the former sociability and friendliness. See how he interacts with his peers - whether in his behavior excessive aggression or, conversely, of cowardice.
Apply Testing techniques to identify well-being of the family. You can give all the participants a task group or individually, ask them to draw a family. Carefully review the work of pupils. If the figure shows only one parent or no moms and dads, there is reason to think. Also, caution should call figures on which mom or dad are shaded darker color or placed in a corner of the sheet, have a huge size, etc.
Talk with your child. Try not directly, but indirectly learn about the situation in the family. One might ask: "What is your mother work?" And "When it is a birthday, what do you give?", Etc. Similar questions can be asked about the Pope. Already on that, what tone will tell the child about his parents, his attitude can be detected.
If you see bruises on the child's body, do not stay indifferent - an active interest in where they came from. If the child will try to lie, you feel it. Do not berate yourself for the fact that not telling the truth - perhaps he has no other choice.
Visit the family of the child, if you suspect that the violence used against him. Do not tell her parents about the purpose of visit. You could say that you go around all the families of pupils on the instructions of school management, etc. Try to gradually learn about the relationship between family members. Note that the conditions in which the family lives, what moral values prevail.