-This piece of research is titled as Child Sexual Abuse: Efficacy of Teachers Role in its Prevention wherein its dimensions, forms, prevalence intensity have been elaborated upon in detail. The selection of topic was quite a delicate and touchy task. However, the titled topic was finalized after assessing the sensitivity of the issue, consultation of experts and a thorough review of previous literature on the subject matter. As the previous studies had not covered the subject matter so meticulously and in the demographic culture which we decided to focus on, the research proved quite sensitizing and interesting with unique results.
The scope of study is limited to the Schools of Quetta, the capital city of Baluchistan province of Pakistan. The Phenomenological Method of Qualitative Mode of Research was the methodology adopted wherein a certain phenomenon is analyzed and researched utilizing different forms of data and input. After a detailed deliberation it gives findings of the data, opinion and other inputs being processed through the said methodology.
Data was procured using different modes of data collection such as primary data and secondary data. In primary data collection, we had Key Informants Interview Guide, Focused Group Discussion and informal interactions with relevant individuals. For the purpose of secondary data, a wide range of sources were explored such as published literature, NGOs reports, Internet browsing, books, magazines etc.
This research article highlights the role and effectiveness of teachers in preventing Child Sexual Abuse(CSA).CSA is an action carried out by adult abusers aimed at satiating their abnormal sexual urge particularly with minors who do not possess an independent opinion. The study finds that it not only bears adverse impacts on the victims and their families but also on the society as a whole.These victims of CSA need proper care and patronization in the posttreatment period. It is significant to enable them cope up with the after effects of the evil act and help them in their personality development without jeopardizing their psychological order. Moreover, our study finds that awareness on the part of general public is required while counseling of teachers and parents is critical in the prevention of such heinous crimes. This piece of research attempts to explore ways to enhance the constructive role of teachers at school level to reduce, and then eliminate the occurrence of the curse of CSA.
Key words: Child Sexual Abuse (CSA), Role of teacher in Preventing CSA, CSA in Schools, Role of Curriculum in CSA, Phenomenology.