The sort of abuse that sometimes goes on at preschool facilities is disturbing, to say the least. Preschool abuse and preschool neglect are both manifestations of negligence. If the staff at the facility was executing their duties as they should be expected to, it would’ve been rooted out and stopped before it became a problem. Here are some ways that you can help your child recover from this type of abuse.
1: Move to a Different Facility
Unless the counselor providing treatment to your child recommends otherwise, it’s sensible to move your child to a different daycare facility. In fact, you may want to forgo daycare altogether for a while and stay home with your child so that they don’t have to face the fear of being abused right away again. It may take your child a while to get over this. It would take an adult a long time to get over the sort of abuse that children sometimes suffer due to negligent facilities.
Look for counselors that specialize in working with children. Some counselors work with entire families, and you may want to visit them, as well. Realize, however, that the counselor will likely want to speak with your child alone. Sometimes, children have a hard time realizing that the abuse they went through was not their fault and talking about it in front of their parents can make them feel ashamed. Find a good counselor that you can trust to help your child.
In many cases, a child becoming withdrawn, isolated or genuinely depressed is the first thing that tips parents off to the fact that there is a problem at their preschool. Your child may need help getting over this. These habits are defense mechanisms and, in most cases, your child will not stop relying upon them until they know that they are safe. Make sure your child has healthy social environments, as much as they can handle, as they are recovering from the abuse.
Getting help for the victims of any sort of abuse can be very expensive. If the daycare facility was negligent and caused your child to come to harm, you may want to consider filing a lawsuit against them. The lawsuit could possibly win you enough compensation to cover the costs of providing counseling and other resources for your child so that they can successfully recover from what they have been through.