DPT-TV: Prevention of Sexual Violence, Abuse & Exploitation of Children and Youth

DPT-TV Programme of the week for our international audience:

June 29, 2022 – 11.00 am CEST
News and reports from the field of prevention
Every Wednesday DPT-TV presents 10 minutes of “DPT-News” reporting and discussing current prevention topics. The DPT-News part is freely accessibly and does not require registration. Find all the past DPT-News on our Youtube Channel. From April onwards DPT-News are translated into English.

June 29, 2022 – 11.10 am CEST
Prevention of sexualised violence against children (Rainer Becker, Deutsche Kinderhilfe – Die ständige Kindervertretung e.V.)
Around 10% of cases of sexual abuse of children were/are committed by suspects who were still children themselves, around 20% by young people between 14 and 18 years of age. Children and adolescents who were and are still in the process of developing their own sexual identity.

For this reason, it is particularly important and certainly more successful than with older offenders to start preventing these offences as early as possible with children and adolescents. Children in particular should be taught from nursery school age at the latest that they alone have to decide who may have physical contact with them and who may not, and that they have the right to say "no" even to relatives.

Those who have learned to be allowed to say "no" are more likely to accept a "no" from others and thus are more likely not to be assaulted. And those who have internalised this in childhood are more likely to take it with them into adulthood. The parents and educators of the children and later adolescents must be "picked up" and "taken along". A somewhat more specific topic is so-called child pornography. Here, it must be communicated more strongly that it is a matter of very real sexual violence. Protection concepts play an important role here, but must actually be "lived" in practice.

June 29, 2022 – 11.40 am CEST
Human Trafficking and the ‟Loverboy Method“ - Prevention
(Uwe van Rieth,PP Krefeld)
The so-called loverboy method is a partial aspect of human trafficking with the aim of sexual exploitation. Girls or young women are pretended to have a love relationship by mostly young men, they are made emotionally dependent and then brought into prostitution where they are exploited. The specialised counselling centres for trafficked persons have been dealing with these cases for a long time. Important aspects are the identification, counselling and accompaniment of trafficked persons, but also preventive measures. How can (potentially) trafficked persons be reached? How and where can I inform myself and what can I do? What is important with regard to cooperation in supporting those affected? Practical experience shows that networking and cooperation between all relevant actors are essential building blocks, both for supporting those affected and for successful awareness-raising and education. In their joint presentation, the Women's Counselling Centre Düsseldorf (member/representative of KOK e.V.) and a representative of the BKA/EU project ‟THB-Liberi“ present the ‟Loverboy“ method using a case study, supplement this with preventive video clips of the BKA and the MHKBG NRW and present the work of the specialised counselling centre as well as best practice examples of good cooperation and preventive approaches.

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