Child Abuse Cases Handled by Primary School Counsellor

Nurazmah Mohamed Sharuddin, Ku Suhaila Ku Johari


Children abuse cases have been arising from one year to another, and this is just adding to the nation’s attention. All sides are responsible to find ways to this matter. There are many types of abuse that concern children at primary school such as physical, sexual and emotional abuse. Responsible sides such as charities, women rights authority and society’s authority need to provide full access to help these victims in terms of counselling services in which they play the role to help these victims professionally to endure the trauma that has been kept because of the abuse incident. This research is to look into types of abuse cases that had been handled by the school counsellors at primary school. It also analyses any intervention used by the school counsellors to help the victims. Moreover, it aims to explore the existing obstacles that had to be faced while accessing to the matters of healing these abused children. This research is conducted using qualitative methodology as in interviews through phenomenology approach to see the issues around the children abuse cases handled by school counsellors at primary school in depth. Data provided will be compiled and analysed, themes will then be listed out to see clearer the pattern of children abuse cases handled at primary school setting.


children abuse cases; intervention; obstacles; school counsellors at primary school

Full Text:



UNICEF Malaysia. (2010, September). Available at:

K.B. Khoo, G.S Ch'ng, O.M. Khairi, J. Jesni, M. Kamid, M.A. Zaidah, R.A. Raja Liza, Buletin Kesihatan Masyarakat 2 (1995) 2 (in Malay).

K. Kasmini, Penderaan Emosi Kanak-kanak: Taruma Terselindung, Siri Syarahan Perdana. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 1998 (in Malay).

N.M. Akhir, K. Alavi, S. Nen, F. Ibrahim, M.S. Mohamad, Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 7 (2012) 1.

H. Usakli. Greener Journal of Educational Research, 2 (2012) 3.

N.S. Ahmad. Jurnal Pendidik dan Pendidikan, 22 (2007) p. 107-125 (in Malay).

M.A. Bakar, H.B. Haniff, L. Madanian, F.B. Ghani, Keganasan Rumah Tangga: Corak, Punca dan Kaedah Penyelesaian. Paper presented in “Seminar Kaunseling Keluarga”, (2008) (in Malay).

L. Hinkelman, M. Bruno, The Elementary School Journal, 108 (2008) 5.

Z. Ahmad, M.N. Sapari, M.S. Mustaffa, Amalan Serta Peranan dan Tanggungjawab Kunselor di Sekolah-Sekolah dalam Menangani Masalah Kekeluargaan, Paper presented in “Seminar Kaunseling Keluarga”, (2008) (in Malay).

K.E. Buss, J.M. Warren, E. Horton, The Professional counsellor, 5 (2015) 2.

K. Pernet, CALAPT Today, 23 (2012) 2.

D. Allnock, P. Hynes. Therapeutic services for children and young people who experience sexual abuse: scoping the evidence, NSPCC, London, UK, 2012 p.37 - 38.

E.R. Dierling, Effects of Childhood Trauma on Students: The Role of School counsellors, Winona State University, 2015.

M.S. Rasul, M.R. Sukardi, R.A. Rauf. Journal of Human Capital Development, 6 (2013) 1.

J.G. Froeschle, C. Crews, An Ethics Challenge for School counsellors. Available at:


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

e-ISSN No: 2356-2536
p-ISSN No: 2528-6854

Supported by :

Jurnal Online
Management Jurnal Elektronik

Pusat Dokumentasi dan Informasi Ilmiah
Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia

Indexed by :