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Can children get the help they want?

By watching the short video below, you will gain a better understanding of the help aspect of the iCAN wheel.


The iCAN framework includes three possible responses to a child.

Some children receive a holistic response that gets to the root of the problem and addresses the abuse or neglect that is the underlying cause.

Some children receive help with their signs and symptoms. For example a child who is violent or has angry outbursts may be offered anger management support relating to that presenting symptom, but not addressing the abuse or neglect.

Unfortunately some children receive no help.

It is important to highlight that a positive experience of help can lead to a child becoming more likely to tell in the future and can increase the likelihood of a child recognising and understanding harmful situations.