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1996 : CHILDREN AT RISK
(Research findings from Manila. Published by Advisory Foundation, Washington D.C.)
- As many as 20,000 children are seriously and repeatedly abused in the home; For some children, the danger may be the family or may happen at home; Children seem largely invisible to government agencies, NGO’s and society at large.
- Whatever the statistical prevalence (high or low), the problem of child abuse remains largely unaddressed in Manila.
- Little infrastructure existed to diagnose, refer, and treat children suffering from child sexual abuse, physical abuse, and emotional abuse in their home.
1997 : Creation of the Child Protection Unit at the Philippine General Hospital (CPU-PGH), a dedicated emergency room and clinic for abused children
- A collaborative project between the University of the Philippines Manila and the Advisory Board Foundation (now Citybridge Foundation)
- Committed to closing service gaps, the initial focus was on the medical and psychosocial components; the hospital being a natural entry point for many children who are in the process of healing and recovery.
2002 : Establishment of Child Protection Network. Six CPUs launched in year one.
- With the aim of increasing the accessibility of services for abused children nationwide while attaining the highest standard of care.
- 6 Child Protection Units launched in year one: Manila, Cebu, Davao, Baguio, Zamboanga, and Nueva Ecija
2008 : Foundation of the Asian Resource Center, a collaborative effort between CPN & the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
- A collaborative effort between the Child Protection Network and the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.
- PGH-CPU or the Asian Resource Center, is the training arm of the Child Protection Network.
- The goal is to form and train multi-disciplinary teams for the protection of abused children in the Philippines and throughout Asia.
2009 : Establishment of Child Protection Units outside the Philippines
- Child Protection Units established in Lahore and Peshawar, Pakistan.
2010 : Expansion of the network to provide services in more provinces and cities nationwide
- 38 Child Protection Units established in 25 provinces nationwide.
2011: Recognition of the Women and Children Protection Specialty Training by the Department of Health
- The Department of Health recognized the training given by Child Protection Network as the required training of Women and Children Protection Unit physicians.
- 62 Women and Children Protection Units established in 7 cities and 35 across the Philippines.
2013: Issuance of DOH Administrative Order No. 2013-0011: “Revised Policy on the Establishment of WCPU in all Government Hospitals.”
2014: Adoption of Trauma Informed Care (TIC) and Trauma Informed Psychotherapy (TIP) in the Philippines
Dissemination of the Protocol for Case Management of Child Victims of Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation.
2015: Establishment of the Child Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (CANE) Study Group at the University of the Philippines Manila – National Institute of Health.
2016: Integration of Women and Children Protection in the OB-GYN Residency Training Curriculum.
Completion of the Safe Schools for Teens: Preventing Sexual Abuse of Poor Urban Teens Study.