– Children protection
– Street children
– Prevention of violence
– Advocacy for children rights
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 succe
– 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.
Our child protection unit responds 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.
The assessment unit evaluates each child’s needs at “Baan Raek Rab,” one of CPCR’s two shelters in Bangkok, 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.
The treatment unit provides a variety of therapies and activities to aid children in their recovery, suiting each individual’s needs, at the CPCR’s second shelter, “Baan Oun Rak.”
First, the shelter creates a stable family environment for the children establishing daily routines, such as making their beds, cooking breakfast, washing their clothes, and working in the garden together. These activities provide structure, increase their feelings of security and confidence, and prepare them for other therapy programs.
Next, different programs are offered based on each child’s condition and status of recovery. Options include individual therapy, group counseling, and other activities with a strong emphasis on art-based therapies, such as performance art, drawing, sculpting, and painting.
Finally, when ready, children are encouraged to participate in special occasions such as field trips and holiday celebrations. These events allow for reintegration into society by putting each child back in touch with their culture, communities, and joys of life.
CPCR’s prevention unit is 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.