A book aimed at raising awareness in young children over the perils and dangers related to domestic violence in various forms has been launched across Malta and Gozo.
The book, “Karolina, Ferdi u S-Saħħar il-Ħazin” is a Maltese language book aimed at children between the ages of eight and 12, and is written using simple language.
The book hopes to serve as a help point for children who have experienced domestic abuse or seen it firsthand, as well as help professionals understand what children go through.
The book was written by Audrey Friggieri and Clarissa Sammut Scerri and illustrated by Kyle Xuereb Cunningham. It will be available in all public libraries across Malta and Gozo.
The book was launched by Children’s Rights Minister Michael Falzon, who said that the book brought together the experience and lessons learnt by everyone from specialised educational professionals to social interlocutors.
“It’s important that we go to the children’s level to understand their experiences in a better way. It would be useless if we are unable to build a sense of trust so that they’ll feel comfortable enough to speak about what they’ve been through,” Farrugia said.
Do you think more books of this type should be made for Maltese youth?