Treating Child Abuse - Loving Children Unconditionally
Posted 03/09/2011 by Childhelp
Facilitating the recovery of children who have been victimized by abuse, whether verbal, physical or sexual, is a long process, and for each child, the course of action may look a little different. Whether it involves in-patient care, out-patient counseling, foster care, or all of the above, each child has individual needs that must be met in order to experience full recovery.
However, there is one thing that no child can do without— that is unconditional love. Children who have been abused struggle with feelings of betrayal. Because of their acute difficulty in learning to trust safe adults, those who treat them or parent them must make a special effort to consistently demonstrate love.
This is especially true for children who were abused in their home. These children may have experienced very little praise or love that didn’t depend on the selfish whim of the adults in their lives.
But real love, extended to children without any prerequisites or conditions, can bring healing that no amount of time could provide on its own.
At Childhelp, our mission is to meet the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of abused, neglected and at-risk children. We thank you for the support you have given us to continue our efforts to give all children hope, healing and the unconditional love they so deeply need.blog comments powered by Disqus