Children's Rights

Precious Little Commodities


In conversation a doctor once said to me that children are precious little commodities. It was a kind statement, showing that he believed that children are very valuable and important. I admired that doctor, because he was always pleasant and kind.  I met him many years ago when I worked as a secretary in the Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Dept. at Meharry Medical College.  He was on the staff, and quick to stop to talk with me about a variety of things. He was always professional in his conduct, carrying himself with dignity, yet with friendliness.  I've always thought a lot of him, and am glad to honor children with his phrase.

I believe that children are precious to God.  I don't understand why all of the atrocious things that children suffer are allowed by God to happen, but this does not mean that I don't trust God.  It means that I don't understand.  I will be glad when it is all over, and children won't have to suffer anymore.  Children are suffering everyday neglect and abuse, as well as horrendous things that you or I could never imagine.  No Christian speakers or teachers that I ever heard, local, national or international, ever address the unbelievable torture and murder of children that goes on everyday. The systematic and crippling emotional and physical abuse, as well as the torturous murder, perpetrated by family members, associates and strangers is too much for most to face I guess, because we have no answers. Most block it out, not knowing what to do. It is overwhelming.

This is a list of all types of resources for adults to use to reach out and help children, directly or indirectly.  I got the idea from a website that I discovered many years ago.  It was titled Mickey's Place In The Sun, and I think it no longer exists. I found reference to it in this Google book excerpt The Grantwriter's Internet Companion. This web address was shared, http://people.delphi.com/mickjyoung/index.html, but the link is now broken. Looks like this person was at Delphi, and I wish I could learn what happened to him/her and the site. It was an amazing place with pages and pages of links to resources on behalf of children's rights.  I was so impressed by that site that I said one day I was going to do that.  This is my beginning...

Don't turn your back to the truth.

Don't look away.

Reach out and help a child today.

You can help in some way.

 


I have 3 Pinterest boards designed to help children. Please visit and re-pin some of my pins. Thank you.

Received By Angels - children who have died because of neglect, mistreatment, abuse and/or torture.

Missing Children - children whose whereabouts are unknown, and are thought to be endangered.

Make This World A Better Place - goodwill towards mankind and doing our part to make life better for others.

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 Various Websites To Help Children

The Ultimate Parent Guide for Protecting Your Child on the Internet

This resource helps parents teach their children how to be safe when using today's technology, including mobile phone apps, smart TVs, gaming and the ever-prevalent social media. I like the section on cyber-bullying, which encourages parents/guardians to be aware of personality changes in the child. It also gives very good advice on what to do when we discover that a child is being bullied.

 


Stop It Now!Stop It Now! prevents the sexual abuse of children by mobilizing adults, families and communities to take actions that protect children before they are harmed.
We provide support, information and resources to keep children safe and create healthier communities.





National Children's Alliance - empowers local communities to provide comprehensive, coordinated and compassionate services to victims of child abuse.




StopBullying.gov  - provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.


  
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network - established to improve access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events.


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