Child abuse shouldn't be a part of growing up.
A Peacemaking Project by Elijah E.
What is the injustice we are solving?
I am a victim of child abuse and don't want what happened to me to happen to other children.
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25 January 2018 10:12
Sometimes it can seem like people who are young or single parents may be more likely to be abusive, even though this isn't the reality. This is because many societies already think of young or single parents as less capable, and stigmatize them more often. (And often, these parents are under more scrutiny and more likely to be discovered when they are abusive.)
But in reality, the stigma is often the main issue, and as a whole group, marginalized parents are just as capable of good parenting than parents who are in more socially accepted situations. Here are two great projects and reports about teen parenting that helps unpack the idea of stigma and the problems young parents face: http://www.noteenshame.com https://youngwomenunited.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/ywu-dismantlingtpp-may2016-digital.pdf
This is a huge topic with a lot of complicated causes--and solutions. I'm excited you're engaging with it! It's very important. Let me know if you have any questions!