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ADVICE FOR PARENTS: AVOID ABUSE THROUGH POSITIVE PARENTING

series: Protecting the Children by Wayne Bleier

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

The other thing is to have the parents be a part of the center and work with them to teach positive parenting skills because they don't know other ways which is part of the problem. We have to talk to them about what is the damage caused by abuse, neglect or exploitation or violence and why it's important that they learn other ways of disciplining and dealing with their children. One of the things that we often don't have is good parenting skills classes or parent's support groups where parents can also teach other parents because that's more powerful than than us doing it.

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The other thing is to have the parents be a part of the center and work with them to teach positive parenting skills because they don't know other ways which is part of the problem. We have to talk to them about what is the damage caused by abuse, neglect or exploitation or violence and why it's important that they learn other ways of disciplining and dealing with their children. One of the things that we often don't have is good parenting skills classes or parent's support groups where parents can also teach other parents because that's more powerful than than us doing it.

It's also important to involve community leaders. If we can get the religious leaders to talk about other ways of discipline and the consequences of using physical discipline and domestic violence then we can go a long way in helping to ameliorate the situation.


 
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Wayne Bleier

Wayne is a trained child and family therapist with over 25 years of experience supervising and implementing CP programs overseas in Former -Yugoslavia, Rwanda, Rep of Congo, Indonesia, East Timor, Afghanistan, Liberia, Sri Lanka, South Sudan, Uganda, Lebanon, and Bangladesh. During this time he worked with Mike Wessells at Columbia University.

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He has worked for IRC, Save the Children UK, Child Fund International, War Child UK and UNICEF. Wayne holds an MSW degree from the University of Washington. Currently he holds the position of Child Protection Manger and Case Management Specialist for DRC's program working in the Rohingya emergency in Bangladesh.

 
 

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