Mothers staying at Khuman Lampak relief camp were given training and sensitisation to prevent child sexual abuse by NIMHANS professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Sekhar Seshadri on Monday.
The programme was organised by Indian Psychiatric Society (Manipur State branch) and department of Psychiatry, JNIMS.
Professor Sekhar Seshadri of NIMHANS talked about child sexual abuse, its short term and long-term effects. He also talked about taking care of children from sexual abuse.
HOD of Psychiatry department JNIMS K Shantibala said that such a sensitisation programme is necessary for every section of society. However, the sensitisation programme is conducted at the relief camps this time for giving awareness and taking care of children.
He further said that as different people are staying together in the relief camps as well as within the family, such crimes have been taking place.
“So, anything can happen in the relief camps. It does not mean that it will happen but taking care is important. Thus, sensitisation programmes are being conducted in various places,” he added.