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The Issue of Child Abuse

Every year, more than 4 million reports of child abuse are made in the United States.

It’s a terrible epidemic that we at Childhelp are dedicated to put an end to. To do this, we need to first increase awareness of the issue itself.

Child abuse is when someone, whether through action or failing to act, causes injury, death, emotional harm, or risk of serious harm to a child.

Abuse can take on many forms including physical, sexual, emotional, neglect, bullying and online abuse. Read through the sections on the different types of child abuse to learn the signs. If you see these signs in anyone you know, or are a victim of child abuse, get help right away.

Read through the sections below on the different types of child abuse and precursors to abuse, so you can learn the signs. If you see any signs of abuse in someone you know, or if you yourself are involved in an abusive relationship, get help right away.

Recognizing Signs of Child Abuse

Children should be safe, and adults are responsible to keep them safe; we must be able to recognize signs and risks of child abuse. This brief course reviews the signs of child abuse, risk and protective factors, tips for the virtual environment, and how to respond and report.

Click here or on the image to start the mini-course.➔

Our Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is a 24-hour hotline with resources to aid in every child abuse situation. All calls are confidential. Call 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) for help.