These are the children who came to the payment presentation in Dai Loc recently. On this day we started with a talk about Child Sexual Abuse which we followed with the payments for term 2.
We don't usually do a talk and it normally is impossible to get busy parents and grandparents to come to a talk, so we told them there would be a talk that was compulsory to attend before the payments were given.
We felt we had to make it compulsory as this is a very important subject for all the children and their parents to understand. We talked about what it is, how it happens, why it happens, how to avoid it and what to do if it happens. We gave them statistics and stories about local children who have been abused to make it real for them. They were given emergency numbers as well.
This was one of the four workshops we did on this subject over two weekends.