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The Fight Within

Publié Avatar VJM , VOY Blogging Intern

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Inscrit le 14 août 2017
  • 3 Articles
  • Age 20

I stared at the blank form for 20 minutes. I didn’t know if I was doing the right thing. What if I had only been overreacting and nothing was wrong with me? What if it was just a “sad” phase and I wasn’t really depressed? What if I waste my therapist’s time? There were too many what ifs, but then I thought, “Well, I have been trying to get better by myself and nothing has worked so far. Maybe I do need help”. And so, I submitted the form and got help. I had always been an emotional person, but a...


Understanding Children in Conflict with the Law

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  • Age 20

At what age can an individual judge what is right from wrong? At what age should an individual be liable for his/her actions?In 2011, 13-year-old Cristian Fernandez pleaded guilty to murdering his two-year-old sibling in Florida. He confessed shoving his sibling into a bookshelf, causing a skull fracture and internal bleeding, which eventually killed the toddler. He was tried and sentenced in an adult criminal court. He was 13. He was a child. He killed his sibling. Was it just to process his ca...


Sparing the Rod

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  • Age 20

The first time that I saw my friend cry was when she talked about her childhood. One afternoon, we were happily chatting when at some point we started to talk about our childhoods. Words like “beating” and “spanking” suddenly came up. That was when I discovered that my friend was a victim of corporal punishment. Corporal punishment is “ any punishment in which physical force is used and intended to cause some degree of pain or discomfort, however light.”. It may be done using only the hand, or i...


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    I am a college student studying Psychology. I was a research intern for a children's organization last month, helping out with their campaign against corporal punishment in my country. Aside from child protection, I am also passionate about mental health. As of now, I am considering to take further studies to pursue clinical psychology.


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    Age 20 • 3 Articles


    Student, UNICEF VOY Intern, Philippines