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Hello everyone! I am Hao, the research student in our empowerment lab.
The temperature has plummeted these days, and I wish you can take good care
of yourselves.
In December 14th, Professor Watanabe and Ms. Suzuki gave us two wonderful lectures
about childcare.
Professor Watanabe explained the factors related to child abuse and how to reduce it to
us. Professor Watanabe firstly introduced two cohort data she used, childcare cohort
data and regional cohort data.
Professor Watanabe used childcare cohort data from 1999 to 2016 to analyze the
18-year trend of childcare and the factors related to child abuse risk, and she used
regional cohort data to examine the factors to reduce childcare difficulties.
From these two studies, the following conclusions were found. Factors of caregivers
such as childcare difficulties, and social factors such as economic hardships
and single-parent households increase the risk of child abuse.
And support by partners, childcare consultation, childcare cooperation and
appropriate support provided by supporting centers can reduce this risk.
Based on the present situation that there are a number of caregivers
who have difficulties with childcare, further support for caregivers is required.
Therefore, at the end of the lecture,
Professor Watanabe made several suggestions for the support to caregivers.
And the keywords of these suggestions are equal positions, shared purpose and
mutual respect.

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Ms. Suzuki gave us a lecture on child-rearing generation empowerment.
At first, Ms. Suzuki shared her own experience of pregnancy,
childbirth and child-rearing. And from these experiences, Ms. Suzuki
thought about child-rearing support which is required.
To deal with anxiety and difficulties during these three stages,
it is important to solve physical difficulties and eliminate psychological uneasiness.
And for child-rearing, empowerment support and the adjustment
to work-life balance are also required. Next, Ms. Suzuki introduced child-rearing
neubora center in Ichihara City to us. This center aims to improve the quality
of life of pregnant women, infants and children, provide a good living environment
for them and make Ichihara City be the city where people want to birth and
grow children.
It need understand actual conditions of pregnant women and infants,
provide necessary information, advice and health guidance concerning pregnancy,
childbirth and child-rearing, develop support plans and coordinate with the relevant
agencies of health care or welfare.
Although there are still some issues,
it will provide more continuous support for parents and children in the future.

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We learned a lot from Professor Watanabe’s and Ms. Suzuki’s lectures and we had a
deeper understanding of childcare.
Thanks again for Professor Watanabe’s and Ms. Suzuki’s wonderful speeches.