Tell us about the community that you engage? eg. economic conditions, political structures, norms and values, demographic trends, history, and experience with engagement efforts.
Our work incluses child abuse diagnosis and treatment, prevention, training and study, and so on. It mianly target at xi’an and its surrounding counties and villages in China. There are nine districts and four counties in Xi’an, whose ecnomic and social development are at middle level, and there are quite a few migrant works from other areas of China. People in this area lack of understanding of child abuse and neglect owing to the traditional Chinese culture, and child abuse cases occurs frquently between Xi’an and its surrounding counties and villiages.
Share the story of the founder and what inspired the founder to start this project
Our director is also the Head of Pediatric Department of Shaanxi Provincial People’s Hospital, when he studied abroad, he learned about knowledge concerning child abuse; what’s more, when he was consulted by patients daily, he found that most injuries were caused by abuse rather than accidental insidences. As soon as going back to China, he contacted with relevent sectors and organisations and paved the way of launching work concerning child abuse prevention and treatment. In January 2006, Xi’an Philanthropic Child Abuse Prevention & Treatment Center was set up, since then the center has been providing toll-free diagnosis and treatment to the abused children.