Reporting Abuse.

Reporting Abuse
call: 1-800-25-ABUSE (800-252-2873)  

Child Abuse consists of any act, or failure to act that endangers a child's physical or emotional health and development. Someone is abusive if he or she fails to nurture the child, physically injures the child, or relates sexually to the child.

The four major types of child abuse are

Inappropriate sexual behaviors - children who have been sexually abused may exhibit overly sexualized behavior or use explicit sexual language.

To recognize abuse look for the following:

Suspected child abuse is sufficient reason to make a report. Trust your instincts. You do not need proof. Your call may save the life of a child. If you suspect that a child is being abused or neglected,

please call: 1-800-25-ABUSE (800-252-2873).

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Facts:


  1. A child abuse report is made every 10 seconds.
  2. 4 children die every day as a result of child abuse or neglect and three 3 out of four 4 are under the age of 4.
  3. 1/3 of abused or neglected children will later abuse their own children.
  4. 1 in every 4 girls and 1 in every 6 boys are sexually abused by the age of 18.
  5. 30-40% of victims are sexually abused by a family member.
  6. Another 50% are abused by someone outside of the family whom they know and trust.
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