1. Introduction to Child Maltreatment

Welcome to the "My Body is My Body" Introduction to Child Maltreatment Course, where we will be exploring how to Safeguard Children and learn the importance of prevention.

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Welcome to the “My Body is My Body” Introduction to Child Maltreatment Course, where we will be exploring how to Safeguard Children.

Learning about preventing abuse in communities is vital as it empowers individuals with knowledge on safeguarding children and recognizing inappropriate behavior. This education is not only a protective measure against abuse but also initiates crucial conversations within communities about respect, consent, and the importance of speaking up. Such preventative education fosters a culture of awareness and support, contributing to safer environments for children worldwide.

This course covers:

  1. Why we need to teach about maltreatment
  2. Worldwide facts about maltreatment
  3. How child maltreatment affects a community’s quality of life and economic prosperity
  4. Different types and signs of maltreatment
  5. How to react if a child discloses abuse
  6. Basics on how to report child abuse

    This course should take you 40 Minutes to complete.

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About Instructor


As a celebrated singer and songwriter, Chrissy has not only made a name for herself in the music industry, but has also made a positive impact in the field of child welfare. Over 33 years ago, she created the My Body is My Body Programme, in collaboration with the Departments of Education and Human Services in the United States. After travelling the country and successfully presenting the program to over 350,000 children, she saw an opportunity to reach even more children by animating the program for distribution on the internet. Today, the program has been translated into 26 languages and has positively impacted over 2 million children in 60 countries through both online and in-person presentations. With the support of her dedicated team of worldwide Ambassadors and Volunteers, she continues to make a meaningful impact in the world of child protection. She is committed to creating a safer world for all children. The MBIMB Programme, Courses and Resources are all free of charge to everyone. Thanks to all those who have supported her mission and made it a success. www.mbimb.org MY Body is MY Body Foundation Charity Number 1199901

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Course Includes

  • 8 Lessons
  • 15 Topics
  • 8 Quizzes
  • Course Certificate
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