All children grow and thrive in the context of close and dependable relationships that provide love, security, and nurturing. A positive adult-child relationship that is built on trust, understanding, and caring will foster a child’s cooperation and motivation. This will, in turn, increase their social and emotional competence, confidence, and overall resilience.
When children disclose that they are experiencing abuse or neglect, it is seldom straightforward. Children sometimes attempt to alert adults by changing their behavior or by making vague verbal statements. Disclosure is about seeking support and your response can help impact the their ability to recover from the trauma.
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