Child Abuse Prevention
Child abuse prevention starts at home.

Amamanta anatomical dolls can be used as a tool to help prevent child maltreatment such as physical and sexual abuse. Parents can feel more empowered in using the Amamanta anatomically correct dolls to teach their children about inappropriate or unacceptable touching. In turn, children can gain more confidence in understanding their bodies and asserting limits of physical contact that could jeopardize their safety. 

By taking an active one-on-one role with children, parents and child welfare professionals can use these unique anatomical dolls to more clearly explain offensive touching and instill courage in kids to have the confidence to set their limits, say "No", and run to safety if necessary, as well as reporting any physically compromising or threatening activity to the parents.

 

In addition, child protective agencies, child welfare specialists and advocacy centers can use Amamanta anatomically correct dolls in the prevention and investigation of child abuse and in educational campaigns.

Here are some general tips and resources for preventing child abuse:

Use Amamanta anatomically-detailed dolls to describe and identify by name the different parts of the human body. i.e. the private parts. Empower your child to have the confidence to talk with you about any body part, or sexual activity according to the child's age.

Refer to body parts in actual anatomical terms rather than saying something like "down there". For example - this is the penis, this is the vagina, this is the anus, these are the breasts. 

Role play with Amamanta anatomical dolls to illustrate scenarios of inappropriate touching by adults or other kids, and what to do: Say "stop", tell the teacher, parent or supervising adult.

Empower child to report on any bullying behavior whether it be verbal, physical or in a sexual context.

Use these anatomical detailed dolls to help the child identify ways of self protection, for example – child doll says to adult doll, “I do not like you to touch me there so stop right now…you have no right to touch me there… that is bad touching and stop right now…”

Ask child to repeat your anatomical lessons by having him/her use the dolls to demonstrate what was learned.

Use the Amamanta anatomical family set to teach child about physical and sexual development in a manner appropriate to their maturity level, for example – compare the genital details such as the penis of the boy child doll versus the larger penis of the adult father doll that has pubic hair.

Allow child the freedom to use these anatomically correct dolls and their own body to express any concerns and questions they have about their bodies

Remember, children are naturally curious about sex.  It is normal for children to explore their bodies by themselves (i.e. masturbation) or with other child friends. 

For more tips on preventing child abuse, click below:

http://www.parentsformeganslaw.com/

http://www.preventchildabuse.org/index.shtml

http://www.oprah.com/presents/2005/predator/safety/safety_informed.jhtml

We encourage you to let us know about additional tips and resources that are helpful in preventing child abuse. By sharing helpful information we can all do our part in making our kids safer.

Feel free to contact us with questions, comments or share links and information at amamantafamily@gmail.com
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Other common uses for anatomically detailed Amamanta Family dolls:

Problem                                               Solution                         Outcome

Sibling rivalry / Child jealousy

Role playing with Amamanta to manage expectations & change

Your child becomes your ally. He understands more his new role &  you can instill pride in your child to “help” parents in the task of being caretakers of newborn

Explaining where babies come from

Amamanta families are toys that kids understand. Playing with anatomically correct dolls offers the right set and setting for parent and child interaction to educate your son or daughter on human reproductive cycle, sexuality, social skills, “good and bad” touching, etc.

Child has the chance to understand at her/his comfort level the facts of life, and what’s appropriate and socially accepted. By parent having these conversations both educator and child can confidently address important issues that otherwise becomes taboo or are left to child curiosity.

Elder sibling feels left aside or tries to compete for mother’s attention

Playing with dolls promotes healthy human interactivity and provides a sounding board for parents to hear the emotional needs of the child. It’s a playful way for children to express their feelings. Parents can anticipate concerns and have the opportunity to address them early on.

Older brother or sister becomes integrates in the upbringing of newborn and helps to the family unity because is not threatened and understands his place in the larger family. Child becomes cooperative, understanding and shares responsibilities of care and love with all members.

Explaining the difference between boys and girls

Amamanta dolls are anatomically correct allowing parents to explain sexual differences in their terms

Amamanta dolls are a true honest representation of the family the child is member of.

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“Handmade”

The Amamanta Family set of handmade dolls consists of a Mother, Father, Child (boy or girl), and infant.  Each doll is a one-of-a-kind toy that is carefully constructed of fine cotton, flannel, and synthetic filling material by talented and caring crafts designers from Colombia. These soft and plush dolls have stitched hair and come complete with underwear and shoes already as part of the package.  The outfits are also made by hand with colorful designs and include Velcro attachments that make it easier for your child to dress up the dolls.  In addition, the dolls include Velcro pads on the arms so that your adopted Amamanta family can be attached to one another for traveling together.

“Ethnic Variety”

Amamanta Family has created doll sets that represent various ethnic and country cultures by including traditional outfits and indigenous features. Current doll sets represent the following countries/regions: Germany, Japan, Mexico, Switzerland, Africa.  In accordance to traditional dress, our dolls are outfitted with kimonos, saris, ponchos, etc.

“Anatomically Honest”

The Amamanta Family set of dolls is unique because the female and male dolls include their respective gender anatomy. The female ‘mother’ doll has breasts and an orifice in the groin area that represents the womb.  In that ‘womb’, you will find a mini doll that represents the ‘infant baby’ in the family.  The ‘father’ doll has male genitalia.

“A Life Cycle Visual Aid”

The Amamanta Family set of dolls can be used to help explain pregnancy, the reproductive cycle and breastfeeding.  Questions from children regarding life cycle issues can be better explained by using these dolls as visual aids and the reference material provided in the package.

            “Where do babies come from?”

The ‘mother’ doll includes an infant baby within her belly and she can be used as a visual tool in order to explain the process of pregnancy and birth.

 





 


 

 
 

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