Educator in a Pastoral Role Essay
“There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds”. But how does a child deals with such hurtful events?
In this assignment, I will firstly: * Interpret Tina’s story and discuss possible effects of a traumatic experience * Discuss effects of child abuse * Discuss effects of sexual abuse and emotional abuse * Discuss Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
Later, I will: * Define the concept counselling * Differentiate between counselling and support for learning problems * Discuss phenomenon of child trauma and the effects on Tina’s life. * Differentiate between parental involvement and parental counselling * Provide a learning intervention program for Tina and * Discuss guidelines taken into account in Tina’s case.
1.1 Effects of traumatic experience
Tina is an eleven year old girl who has been sexually abused by her step-brother, John. As a teacher one of the most important roles of an educator in a school is to assist learners pastorally (Norms and standard for educators, 2000). Tina has disclosed that she has been sexually abused ever since her mother’s marriage to John’s father.
Before this incident Tina was blamed for her father walking out of their lives when she was three years old. Recently her step-brother, John has sexually abused her. Tina is living under daily trauma knowing that she can’t