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bts article april2014

Breaking the Silence of Child Sexual Abuse in the Caribbean: A Community-Based Action Research Intervention Model

Sandra D. Reid, Rhoda Reddock & Tisha Nickenig, The UWI, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, Published online: 18 Apr 2014

Taylor & Francis, Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, Volume 23, Issue 3, 2014 or download full article here.

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The Break the Silence Campaign encourages schools, community groups and NGOs to form Networks focused on the cause, and to organise activities annually for April Child Abuse Awareness Month and November 20th, Universal Children's Day. In Picture Ricky and Rishana Amar, RAGD, Children Spokespersons for the Campaign.


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The symbol of the blue teddy bear with a plaster on its heart was created at the Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS), The University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago, in 2009 as part of a larger action-research project titled “Breaking the Silence: A Multi-Sectoral Approach to Preventing and Addressing Child Sexual Abuse in Trinidad and Tobago; with a special emphasis on incest, which began in 2008. The campaign symbol represents the issue of Child Sexual Abuse. Read more


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