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Child Abuse

10 Things You can do

Know what child abuse is. Physical and sexual abuse clearly constitutes maltreatment, but so does neglect- the failure of parents or other caregivers to provide a child with basic needs such as food, clothing, and care.

Know the signs. Unexplained injuries are not the only signs of abuse. Depression, fear of a certain person, difficulty trusting others or making friends, sudden changes in eating or sleeping patterns, inappropriate sexual behavior, poor hygiene, secrecy and hostility often are signs of family problems and may indicate a child is being neglected or physically, sexually, or emotionally abused.

Abuse and Neglect

Child abuse includes: * physical abuse, * sexual abuse, * emotional abuse, * and neglect (which is the failure to provide a minimum standard of care for a child's physical and emotional needs.) Child abuse is seldom a single event. Rather, it occurs with regularity, often increasing in violence.

Child Abuse Statistics

In 2012, state agencies identified an estimated 1,640 children who died as a result of abuse and neglect - between four and five children a day. 3 However, studies also indicate significant undercounting of child maltreatment fatalities by state agencies - by 50% or more. 10 That's roughly ΒΌ of your child's elementary school class.

Children & Teens What is child abuse and neglect?

Child abuse is defined in Oregon law (ORS 419B.005) and includes: Physical Abuse Mental Injury Sexual Abuse Neglect Threat of Harm Buying or selling a child Permitting a child to enter or remain in or upon premises where methamphetamines are being manufactured Unlawful exposure to a controlled substance that subjects a child to a substantial risk of harm to the child's health or safety Some types of abuse are described in more detail below: Oregon law defines physical abuse as an injury to a child that is not accidental.

Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect

This page contains resources to help parents and communities understand and meet children's needs and protect them from harm. Includes information on child abuse and neglect prevention, risk and protective factors, recognizing and reporting abuse, family support, positive parenting, prevention programs, public awareness, and more.

Child Abuse Prevention

Each day more than five children die as a result of abuse or neglect. On average, a child abuse report is made every 10 seconds for a total of approximately 3.3 million child abuse reports annually. Childhelp has developed the following child abuse prevention guidelines to help keep your child, or a child you care for, from becoming a statistic.

How to Stop Child abuse - Identifying & reporting child abuse and neglect

Every adult involved in the life of a child plays a critical role in helping maintain that child's safety. It is important to recognize your vital role and learn how to help protect the children in your life from abuse and neglect.

Childhelp A Non-Profit Charity Aiding Victims of Child Abuse

Helping victims of child abuse is more than just a desire, it is our lifetime commitment. This commitment began when our founders, two young Hollywood actresses, encountered 11 homeless orphans abroad, and all of their lives where forever changed.

Why do people abuse?

This is no easy task, and experts have spent decades studying the nuances of the human psyche to figure out what makes a person abusive and why people abuse.

Background on Child Abuse

Every year, approximately 3.3 million reports of child abuse, involving almost 6 million children, are made in the United States. Child abuse is described as the physical, emotional or sexual mistreatment of a child. It is horrifying how common this is. More than five children die every day as a result of extreme child abuse.

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