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DSWD Region III Enjoins its Stakeholders in the Celebration of 2018 National Children’s Month

City of San Fernando, Pampanga (Updated). This year, Philippines celebrates its 26th National Children’s month with the theme: “ISULONG: TAMANG PAG-AARUGA NG BATA PARA SA LAHAT”. The said theme is focused on Positive Parenting.

Positive Parenting is one of the key strategies identified in the Philippine Development Plan of Action to Eliminate Violence Against Children (PPAEVAC). Positive Parenting is the non-violent approach to parenting and caregiving children in their behavior while the parents acknowledge and respect their rights to a healthy development, protection from violence, and participation in their learning from infancy to childhood.

The 2015 National Baseline Study – on Violence Against Children (NBS-VAC) revealed that most of the Filipino children experience and vulnerable to physical, psychosocial and sexual violence is significantly high in the home. An alarming 3 in 5 children suffer in one or two forms of violence at home, while, oftenly, their common perpetrators are their family members.

The Unicef report in the Systematic Literature Review of Violence Affecting Children showed that:

  • Violent discipline is the most frequent form of violence against children in the home, driven by factors including social norms, around the use of and ineffectiveness of discipline, authoritarian parenting, and parents’ level of education;
  • The lack of supervision, single headed household, and absent parents increases the vulnerability of children to sexual violence at home;
  • Emotional violence from parents increases children’s negative behavior, which increases the risk of experiencing violent discipline and perpetrating aggressive behavior towards others;
  • Parenting practices that include the use of coercion, threats, insults and a frightening tone increase the risk of child maltreatment and set the state of similar patterns of behavior in parent/child and other relationship;
  • Experiencing childhood or familial sexual violence is also a driver of all forms of intimate partner violence victimization for females;
  • Experiencing or being exposed to violence in the home also increases the risk that children will use or experience violence against partners, peers and family members.

To contribute in the attainment of the objectives of 2018 NCM, the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office III shall conduct the following regional activities:

DATE ACTIVITY LOCATION
November 2018 Signature campaign for the Passage of the Positive Discipline of Children Act Central Luzon
November 7-9 BCPC Orientation to all Barangays of Olongapo City Olongapo City
November 12 Tarlac Provincial Children’s Congress cum Awarding of Seal of Child Friendly Local Governance Conferees Tarlac City
November 16 36th Regional Children’s Congress Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center, CSF, Pampanga
November 16 Mini Variety Show and Gift Giving Tarlac Home for Women
November 19-23 Juvenile Justice Welfare Week Central Luzon
November 26 Kainang Pamilya (Family Breakfast) City of San Fernando (P)
November 27 2018 NCM Center’s Celebration Amor Village, Tarlac
November 29 DSWD FO III Participates in the National Search for Pantawid Exemplary Child NCR

 

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