Supporting a person to learn vocabulary needed to talk about abuse and neglect
You can help a person who uses pictures to communicate to learn the symbols that they can use to talk about abuse, neglect and body autonomy by referring to relevant pictures within context. A great way to do this is using a poster, or a picture story book as a guide.
This proactive strategy is important, because:
- It helps to avoid a scenario where the child or adult is exposed to this vocabulary for the first time in a scenario where they are required to make a disclosure about abuse or neglect
- It promotes discussion and learning about abuse, neglect and body autonomy in a relaxed environment
- It helps the person to learn about important concepts around abuse, neglect, sexuality and body autonomy
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Everyone's Got a Bottom resources
The following resources have been developed to be used alongside the story book "Everyone's Got a Bottom" by Tess Rowley, produced by True Relationships and Reproductive Health, Queensland
You can purchase "Everyone's got a Bottom" from True Relationships and Reproductive Health
Staying Safe poster (VALID) resources
The following resources have been developed to be used alongside a poster by VALID about staying Safe.