Child abuse can happen to any child in any family. The abuse may be:
The Department for Child Protection provides useful information with regards to indicators of abuse or neglect to help determine if your suspicions of abuse are well-founded, and should be reported to the child abuse report line.
UniSA support staff and students who wish to learn more about trauma and abuse and effects of these, to undertake SMART Online training.
The SMART (Strategies for Managing Abuse Related Trauma) Program is a statewide initiative funded by the South Australian Government Department for Education and Child Development, as part of the Keeping Them Safe child protection reform agenda. It is an online learning course that focusses on supporting children and young people in a range of educational and other settings. The course is free and can be completed at your own pace. The course can be accessed here.