RELEASE: Lost Childhood: A "United" Network to Combat Abuse and Distress

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RELEASE: Lost Childhood: A "United" Network to Combat Abuse and Distress

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On Radar takes off, first meeting of the Reflection Group of the Fondazione Internazionale Menarini

ROME, Dec. 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Set in motion real change through expert dialogue to address the outstanding issues of youth homelessness. This was the topic addressed at the first meeting of the Fondazione Internazionale Menarini's "On Radar" think tank, held in Rome on November 29.

"We believe that a company has the obligation to be part of the social fabric and encourage dialogue even on the most forgotten issues," said Lucia Aleotti, shareholder and member of the board of directors of the Menarini Group.

On Radar was born with the aim of observing society, identifying problems and committing to improve the environment in which we live. Twenty-eight experts participated in its first event, including paediatricians, psychologists, teachers, magistrates and Italian police officers: all gathered to find concrete solutions to the phenomenon of abuse and violence against children and adolescents, which for years has acquired the proportions of a social scourge throughout the world.

The working groups addressed the problem of child abuse in its various forms of physical and psychological abuse, social isolation and poverty, with special attention to suburban areas of cities.

One of the proposals that emerged is the creation of a permanent Observatory on attention to ill-treatment by judicial bodies, with regular updating meetings, and the promotion of a network that connects prosecutors and operators in the sector, to foster dialogue and ensure proper treatment of individual situations. But that's not all: the involvement of paediatricians was one of the topics discussed, with the aim of introducing possible indicators of discomfort in the writing of the health report, and the possible role of training courses for new mothers on the risk of Disseminate photos of their children on social networks, as they could become the subject of child pornography.

In Italy there are about 9 million minors and 9% of them suffer ill-treatment, of which 85% are psychological, 10% physical and 3% sexual. Alarming data that have been aggravated by the outbreak of the pandemic.

"Our ambitious intention" declared Massimo Scaccabarozzi, general director of On Radar "is to contribute to achieving a global condition of child health, in line with some of the objectives of the UN 2030 Agenda, including, in particular, overcoming of poverty and access to education.

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