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Wellness Technology

We understand that traumatic memories from childhood can remain and impact a person’s health and behavior long into adulthood. Researching alternative therapies to release this trauma informs our program of services. We went on a study tour to visit Harmonic Egg centers across the United States between June to August 2021.

  • Vibrology Center in Alpharetta, Georgia
  • Sound Joy Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Harmonic Life in Garland, Texas
  • Harmonic Life in Denver, Colorado

We felt first-hand the relief and relaxation promoted by the Harmonic Egg. Our experiences are shared in the SafeguardKids SE Youtube playlist.

SafeguardKids SE is bringing a Harmonic Egg from the US to Bangkok, Thailand, in February 2022. It serves as one stream of revenue to raise funds for our child safety programs. We offer the Harmonic Egg as part of our therapeutic programs. Severely traumatized children will have access to our Harmonic Egg at no cost. Their therapists can refer such children to us for alternative healing support.

You can view rates and book sessions with the Bangkok Egg in our Euphonics IS Wellness Center page.

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Child Protection Training by Thammasat University

From 4 to 8 January 2021, the Working Group to Care for and Protect Abused Children of Thammasat University Hospital delivered a week-long child protection training course to twenty child care service providers from across Thailand. Led by Dr. Wanida Pao-in, this in-person and online course covered child abuse; child physical, cognitive, and emotional development stages; interviewing children and parents; roles of social workers, child psychiatrists, law enforcement; laws governing child protection; practical measures and steps to assist children and their guardians.

Training scholarships totaling 6,000 Thai baht were given to two SafeguardKids members, Snow White Smelser and Phaephirat Jearmsilpa, who actively participated in case studies, role-plays, and discussions.

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Art for Love

Motherhood, Childhood, and Mother Earth

On 10 December 2020 in Ratchaburi, Thailand, Pasaya Textiles revealed its “Rose Garden” textile art collection. The collection includes 12 intricately illustrated roses by the Thai artist Ajarn Phansakdi Chakkaphak. Pasaya has made his illustrations larger than life by machine weaving the roses onto 8-foot tall panels of its finest fabrics.

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Photo: Schle Woodthanan, Creator and Owner of Pasaya and Chairman of the SafeguardKids Board of Directors (Pasaya’s Facebook Page)

One of the roses, named in honor of H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden, in collection is graciously given by Ajarn Phansakdi Chakkaphak and Pasaya to World Childhood Foundation of Sweden. During the Art for Love celebration, H.E. Anand Panyarachun, former Thai Prime Minister presided over the handover ceremony. Due to current travel restrictions, the Rose Garden collection was received by Ms. Darin Phanthusak of SafeguardKids until it can be transferred to World Childhood. Proceeds of the auction of the remaining roses will be donated to Seub Nakhasathien Foundation (environmental protection), Mother’s Spiritual Museum, and SafeguardKids Foundation.

Photo: Ms. Darin Phanthusak stands by 1 of 12 textile art pieces in the Rose Garden collection

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Thai Laws: Online Safety

Thailand upgrades its laws to better protect children online and offline

In December 2015, with initial drafting by Prosecutor Mark Charoenwong, Ph.D., and input from SafeguardKids, Thailand passed legislation to ban the possession of child sexual abuse material. Now in December 2020, Thailand is reviewing additional legislation drafted to protect the safety and wellbeing of children online.

On 17 December 2020, representatives from the Department of Special Investigation, Office of Attorney General, Central Juvenile and Family Court, Supreme Court, and key legal assistance and child protection non-government organizations met again to review the latest draft of “Offenses against Children Online” for inclusion into the Thai Penal Code. This draft covers grooming, unwanted sexting, extortion, stalking, and cyber-bullying, reports of which continue to grow.

This group of experts emphasized the need for wording clarity to avoid arbitrary interpretation, the roles of victims and offenders, as well as the ability to apply this new legislation in real-world practice. The deliberations of this draft will continue early in 2021.