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MOH to Launch a Health Awareness Program on Child Sexual Abuse Next Week
23 January 2014
As part of the health awareness efforts carried out by the Ministry to promote the health awareness among the community members of all groups and segments, and in continuation of the MOH educational activities and events all year around, the Ministry of Health (MOH) is launching an educational program about the child sexual abuse next Monday, January 27, 2014, coinciding with the beginning of the second semester of this school year. The Ministry, through the National Center for Media and Health Awareness, will host a constellation of specialists via the Center’s toll-free number: 8002494444, to talk about the way to prevent sexual abuse, and the main behavioral and psychological harms, as well as providing parents and relevant people with tips on how to educate their children and help them to develop their abilities.
The Ministry has set an educational plan for this event. On Monday, 27/1/2014, the Center will be interviewing Ms. Wafaa Murei' Ahmed Eseiri, head of the Kindergarten Unit at the Education Office, from 1.00 to 3.00 p.m., to give an account of the kinds of sexual abuse, the ways to prevent it, and the role of the school and tutor in guiding children in this regard.
On Tuesday, January 28, 2014, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., the Center will host Dr. Khalid Al-Raqqas, the Associate Professor at Psychology Department in the Faculty of Education, King Saud University, to introduced the audience with the symptoms that appear on children who have been victims to sexual abuse, as well as the behavioral and psychological harms of sexual abuse, in addition to raising the families' awareness of how to best address such a situation.
The Center, on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, from 1.00 to 3.00 p.m., will hold an interview with the social worker, Ms. Layla Ali Wahbi, to educate the families on the responsibility they have to take over, how to help them hone the skills of their children, and how to help the families educate their children in a simple, gradual way that is commensurate with their age and intellectual capacity.
For her part, the Director of the MOH National Center for Media and Health Awareness, Ph. Amal bint Mu‘awiya Abu Al-Jadayel, pointed out that the Center’s staff are fully ready to receive any inquiries or questions concerning causes of sexual abuse, its impacts, and the way to deal with the sexual abuse cases. Furthermore, Ph. Amal went on adding that the Center has assigned an integrated team to respond to the people’s questions and their inquiries on health problems via the MOH account on Twitter: @ SAUDIMOH.

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