How to Identify & Report Child Abuse

Recognizing Signs of Child Abuse Although children react differently to abuse, there are some recognized behavioral and physical signs of child maltreatment. Indicators in the child: Fear of being with a particular person: Abused children may express anxiety about being with or going places with the person abusing them. The child may also be reluctant…

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Understanding Child Abuse

Definition of Child Abuse and Neglect Child abuse is any act that endangers a child’s physical or emotional health and development. Child abuse and neglect often take place in the home. The child often knows the abuser well – a parent, relative, babysitter, or friend of the family. Child abuse and neglect crosses all ethnic,…

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Impact of Child Abuse & Neglect

Cost of Child Abuse The cost of abuse to a child lasts a lifetime. The cost to our country as a whole is approximately $124 billion annually, according to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The estimated average lifetime cost per victim of nonfatal child maltreatment is $210,012 in 2010…

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Tips for Community

Being a parent can be rewarding, inspiring, and full of joy. It can also be overwhelming, stressful, and exhausting. Parents and caregivers, who have support from their family, friends, neighbors, and communities, are more likely to provide safe and healthy homes for their children. Help prevent child abuse by doing simple things to support children…

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