Its no longer news that Child Abuse is very real and though many people think of only sexual abuse when this is mentioned, child abuse goes beyond that.
Child abuse is any form of physical, sexual, or psychological mistreatment or neglect of a child by a parent or caregiver that results in actual or potential harm to that child. What this means is that even excessive beating a child is a form of child abuse.
According to research, 1 in 10 children suffer from some form of child maltreatment while 1 in 16 children suffer from child sexual abuse. Research also shows that there is a 70% rate of child sexual abuse involving children below the age of 5! It is also important to note that most times Child abuse is usually perpetrated by someone a child actually knows and trusts.
We had an expert, Florence Karl Ogwu with us on the Family Funtime Show to shed more light on this horrible menace. Popularly referred to as FLO, she is a lead figure in the sex education ,sexual abuse prevention, Girl child advocacy and a family life practitioner .
A woman of many sides and diverse gifts, she is a counselor, sexual therapist, sex educator, sought after coach, wife to a great man, and friend to many.
This trendsetter is known to be the convener of RAVE Annual conference, a rally of women and young girls from all walks of life coming together to leverage on the insight and shared experiences of women. Florence also hosts the popular “R.A.V.E FORUM FOR MOTHERS” and Ladies Let’s Talk. Monthly.
As an astute coach and tutor, Florence is known for her unbridled passion which often reflects in her advocacy for the GIRL CHILD. She has spear headed causes and partnered with initiatives that campaign on raising awareness on topics such as teenage pregnancy, abuse and molestation, premarital sex, cultural bias and personal effectiveness to mention but a few.