Advocates feel BX and city schools need better support system for abused kids
Child advocacy groups say a number of abused children are slipping through the cracks, and it's time Bronx and city schools stepped in to help them.
According to the Department of Justice, the majority of abusers are either family members or neighbors often leaving kids feeling like they have no one to talk to. That's why Purva Panday, of Girls Incorporated, says the school system needs to foster a better support system for abused children.
The Department of Education currently has a curriculum called "Seasons of Peace," which focuses on how students can avoid abuse. But City Council members point out that the curriculum is aimed at teaching kids about stranger abuse rather than abuse happening at home. So lawmakers are now looking at whether education officials are doing enough to help kids.