The Center for the Protection of Children’s Rights Foundation
Who We Are:
CPCR is a Thai NGO that has worked for over three decades to rescue and protect victims of child labor, trafficking, sexual abuse, and commercial sex exploitation. CPCR was established in 1981 under the Foundation for Children and was later registered as an independent foundation in 1996. CPCR has also raised awareness of the social injustice of child labor and exploitation and developed a child protection network, backed by local law enforcement, hospitals, schools, and other government and non-governmental organizations.
In line with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, a human rights treaty setting out the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children, CPCR has helped more than 10,000 children. In most cases, they have been seriously impacted by physical and emotional abuse, and often show signs of post-traumatic illness and behavioral problems or behavioral problems. CPCR aids these children through intervention, rehabilitation, and reintegration programs
We at CPCR are devoted to protecting the children of Thailand from all forms of abuse, neglect, and exploitation so prevalent in the country today. Based in Bangkok, our organization not only helps those who have been sexually, physically, and emotionally abused, we take a needs-based approach in rescuing, rehabilitating, and fostering the growth of every victimized child. CPCR also offers scholarships, vocational training, and prevention programs to at-risk youth. We believe all children have the right to be recognized as individuals and given the opportunity to succeed.
- Advocate for the protection of children’s rights in agreement with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
- Provide protection and assistance to children whose rights have been violated, in accordance with the CRC.
- Examine each abused child’s issues and propose a plan for recovery and increased protection of their rights, in accordance with CRC.
- Foster collaboration between all children’s rights organizations, both government and non-governmental, in Thailand.
"CPCR combats child labor, trafficking, sexual abuse, and commercial sexual exploitation by utilizing their four main units: protection, assessment, treatment, and prevention."
What We Do:
Our Child Protection Unitresponds to all reports of child abuse, neglect, and exploitation by assembling intervention teams, comprised of social workers, police officers, emergency doctors, and psychologists. Coordinating with CPCR, these teams are tasked with identifying and removing the victims from dangerous situations and bringing them to the CPCR assessment shelter. Moreover, the child protection unit develops community child protection systems and implements action plans to guard victimized children and their families. Each year, CPCR rescues over 300 children from abuse across the country.
CPCR Child & Family Development Unitis committed to spreading awareness of child abuse and exploitation through out the country. They coordinate with schools, hospitals, government and non-governmental organizations, as well as individual teachers, social workers, medical workers, and community officials, to implement children’s rights projects and prevention programs.
The prevention unit hosts sexual abuse workshops, similar to 'the Good Touch Bad Touch program', for children in schools and community centers. They also hold classes for adults to teach appropriate parenting and communication techniques, so parents can make sure their children are aware of acceptable sexual behavior and protect them from outside abuse and exploitation.
The prevention team also coordinates with hospital and trains doctors and nurses to recognize, treat, and support victims of sexual abuse.
Assessment & Treatment:
The Assessment & Treatment Unitevaluates each child’s needs at “Baan Oun Rak,” and provides immediate medical care, as well as therapeutic healing programs. They address trauma victims’ conditions, establish what the type and length of treatment is required, and then decide if they are ready to be reunited with their families or moved to another institution for further treatment, rehabilitation, and reintegration into society.
:Our Campaign Year 2015: Please Donate A Medical Expense for Child Victims of Abuse
Mental disruption and illness triggered by abuse is no less serious than physical injury. While doctors can treat physical ailments, psychological damage can leave unforgettable scars. Abuse children are likely to develop psychological problems such as posttraumatic stress disorder, attention disorders, and depression. Thankfully, we offer treatment at our rehabilitation program. We arrange for each child to see a psychiatrist and, if necessary, provide medication coupled with alternative treatments like psychotherapy and art therapy.
How Can You Support:
oContribute your money to help us with medial Expense –In Baan Oun Rak
On Behalf of Children at 'Baan Oun Rak' and CPCR Team Members, we, thank you for your supports.
Thank you for helping us building a caring society and bring a smile back to children's faces.