The Child Protection Unit protects child victims of violence and unlawful cares by integrating Child Protection Acts 2003 and other concerned laws to follow a systematic child protection operation. The process starts from investigation, fact-finding, social welfare assistance, child protection, treatment, rehabilitation, legal assistance and re-integration. To rescue child victim more effectively, Child Protection Institute also coordinates with multidisciplinary teams - who are medical professions, social workers, Competent Official under Child Protection Acts 2003 and legal officers. CPCR and the multidisciplinary teams design an appropriate rescue plan for child victims. Every year CPCR protects nearly 300 child victims.
CPCR conducts a capacity building for child protection officers and practitioners from both state organizations and other NGOs. The training would allow them to understand the child protection operation. The trainees are invited to join ‘the Case Conference’ which allows them to understand how to design an appropriate rescue plan for child victims and how to summarize the case.
The Resilience Unit provides a resilience program for child victims of violence and their duty bearers. Programs of physical treatment therapy and mental treatment therapy – both single and group treatment therapy – are designed to comply with their pathopsychology. There are various treatment programs such as medical treatment, child & family relationship building program, art therapy, drama therapy, EMDR therapy, Satir Transformational and Systemic Therapy. Also, children would be promoted their child development while their duty bears would learn about child rearing and child safety. During resilience programs, CPCR continually does a home visitation to follow up, escort cases to meet psychiatrists and evaluate cases.
This is another treatment program that the Resilience Unit is conducted for children by introducing the art therapy to build happiness and promote their self-esteem. The program is implemented at Sueksa Songkhro School, a boarding school for underprivileged students. It shows that these students left their houses and stay in new unacquainted environments. They may feel isolated, sad or lonely. In some cases, they choose a wrong path. They are drug addicted and believe that this would be the only to help them. Therefore, ‘Art Builds Happiness’ would be a program that helps students to find themselves and build their own capacity. The pure art from what they have created would reflect their true emotions, feelings and desires.
In 2019, the Child & Family Development Unit has launched the program ‘Child Bullying Prevention’. This program aims to promote sympathy and caring for children. They understand how to protect themselves away from bullying. CPCR also works with schools to set up a system to prevent child bullying in their schools. The program focuses on coordination between students, teachers and school management team to diminish the situation of child bullying in school.
Child Protection School is a program that CPCR has been launched in 2003. The Idea of the program is from an intention that wishes every school as a safe place for children and schools can protect and assist their own students if there is a case of emergency. Therefore, CPCR continually works with schools to life up a quality of life for children. Dangers that may happen are prevented. Many child development activities have been promoted in schools. Students who need a special assistance such as student who are a victim of violence, has an inappropriate behaviour, has a developmental delayed or has conflict with the law, are well looked after. In 2008, the program has been more sustainable when CPCR receives cooperation from Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC), Ministry of Education. Currently, there are 90 schools nationwide that are joining the program.
In 1999, the Child and Family Development Unit worked with Wat Pracharabuetham Community to strengthen a family relationship in the community. Later, that cooperation lighted up an idea for CPCR to promote a safe community. In 2006, Child Protection Community has been officially launched. The program is initially been commenced in 3 communities from 2 provinces – Bangkok and Krabi – as a pilot project. Then, the program has been continually developed and there are now 14 communities from 5 provinces. The program aims to build a child safety, child safeguarding and child & family development in the areas. In 2019, CPCR works with Child Protection Communities to launch a program ‘Stop Violence against Children’ in the community which aims to diminish a situation of child & domestic violence in the community.
'Baan Paplearn' : A Community Service in Bangkokyai District - An Outside Classroom Learning Space for Children, Family and People in the Society:
It is an intention from all CPCR team members to renovate an empty house next to the head office at Bangkokyai District to be a community service for everyone in the society. ‘Baan Paplearn’ is:
A space to promote child & family development program;
A classroom for parents to learn child rearing technique;
A center to advocate a knowledge of child development for general public;
A meeting spot for CPCR Child Guard (CPCR volunteer);
On March 11th, 2017, Baan Paplearn has official opened for everyone. There are CPCR staff and CPCR Child Guards who welcome children and parents to join the 1st child & family development program. Baan Paplearn is opened on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month from 1 pm to 3:30 pm. If you want your children to join CPCR activity at Baan Paplearn, please come and join us. You can also contribute to CPCR programs. Please contact our foundation.