A child abuse prevention campaign has been launched in Australia that will allow parents to give their children information on the effects of child abuse.
The campaign is called Children in the Garden and will run from Monday to Friday.
It is designed to give parents and child welfare professionals a better understanding of how children are being abused in their care.
“We’re asking them to talk to their children, to have a conversation with them about how they’re being abused, and we’re also asking them, how are they being treated?
And if they can give us that, then we can then make some change to that,” said Melanie Rodd, CEO of Child Abuse Prevention Queensland.
Ms Rodd said the campaign is aimed at encouraging parents to talk about child abuse and to share information about the effects on children.
“There’s really no better time than now than now to be a parent, to be part of our community, and to really do something to help children, and it’s a really important time for children to be able to have that dialogue,” she said.
Ms Tull said the message of the campaign was to not only help parents understand the impact of child sex abuse, but also to stop the abuse.
“It’s really about a lot of different things that are really important to talk and share and support, and I think a lot is also going to be missed and missed if we just just focus on just talking about it,” she told ABC News Breakfast.
“You need to talk, you need to be an advocate, you have to be supportive and you have have to listen to what the child is saying, and then hopefully you can do something about it.”
Ms Rdd said the children in the campaign would be given information about how to get help for their parents, including how to contact police.
Ms Trudgwick, a psychologist at a children’s centre, said she was excited about the campaign.
“This is the kind of thing where it’s just so much easier to say, ‘Okay, I don’t have the answers,’ and to actually actually get that conversation going, I think it’s really important that it’s not just the one-off thing where we’re doing this,” she explained.
“So I think there’s a lot more people who have been involved in this type of thing, but I also think that it can actually have a really positive effect.”