Countering child abuse: Role of parents

A free webinar series to equip parents with the skillset to keep children protected in these challenging times

August 08, 2020 10:45 am


  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Language: English
  • Geographical target: Pakistan (Asia)
  • Host/Presenter:  Derek Mc Donnell

Focusing Initiatives International has taken notice of the reports on child abuse, harassment and violence from Pakistan. We are heartbroken and horrified for the children, their siblings and parents of these families. FII is responding by offering a support group to parents and helping them deal with the  many challenges facing children.


You, as parents, will learn:


  • How to identify potential risks and dangers to your children
  • How to provide a safe place to your child and deepen their confidence in you
  • How to act as the first response team for your child in case of such a mishap
  • How your child should deal with their experiences of abuse and harassment
  • How to nurture coping skills within you and your child to deal with such situations


Participants may choose to keep their identity anonymous during the session.

Primary Facilitator:

Derek Mc Donnell (Ireland)

Social Care Professional

He has over 30 years of experience working in child protection and family services in Ireland. During this time he has worked in Child and Adolescent Mental health, Child Protection and Community Family teams.

Secondary Facilitators:

Syed Wajid & Ali Islam Ghauri

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