An estimated 1 in 4 children experience some form of child abuse or neglect in their lifetimes. This type of unimaginable trauma contributes to depression, problems at school, violence, diabetes, obesity, substance abuse, and suicide. To significantly reduce child abuse or neglect, we must begin treating them right away as serious public health problems by expanding public and private sector funding for research, training, and prevention.
Experts suggest that stay-at-home orders, travel restrictions and increased internet time has led to the increase in both demand and supply.
Some pediatricians are trained to determine whether kids’ injuries are accidental. Their assessments can be subjective—but they’re often accepted as fact. And when they’re wrong, parents can needlessly end up in jail.
It’s too easy for innocent parents to get caught up in the child-protection system, and too difficult to then get out unscathed.
For decades, shaken baby syndrome has been, in essence, a medical diagnosis of murder. But going forward, prosecutors, judges and juries should exercise greater skepticism. The triad of symptoms alone cannot prove beyond a reasonable doubt that an infant has been fatally shaken.
"This is just something that's chronically underreported," says Elisa Weichel, a staff attorney with the Children's Advocacy Institute, which published the report Tuesday.
She says abuse and neglect cases — especially those resulting in death — are often not disclosed as required by law. That lack of information has led to other problems in the system.
Readers respond to the story of one child’s fatal abuse—and the child-welfare system that failed to save him.
The abuse of minors in Brazil is not limited to the Amazon. In São Paulo, the most developed city in the country, 84 births were registered to girls between the ages of 10 and 14 over just three months this year.
Most of us disciplined our kids a little more than we meant sometimes. But we were only trying to prepare them for the real world - Bonita Jackson, Adrian Peterson's mother
A Boston Globe investigation into widespread child abuse by Catholic clergy has been turned into a new film starring Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams. The Pulitzer-winning team talk small-town secrets, collective guilt – and whether anything has really changed within the church
Talk to kids about their bodies and empower them to speak out.
1 in 7 children has experienced child abuse and/or neglect in the past year.
The National Foundation to End Child Abuse and Neglect (EndCAN) raises awareness of the health, mental health and public health impacts of abuse. EndCAN focuses on funding research; investing in innovative child abuse prevention and treatment; and supporting a community for survivors.
Welcome to our site! Here, you’re family and in a safe environment to discover resources for child abuse awareness and prevention.
Stop it Now! believes and acts on the principle that all adults are responsible for protecting the most vulnerable in society. Children can be protected from sexual abuse if adults are aware of how abusers operate, including those who abuse via the Internet. Adults also need to feel confident about what to do if they are worried that abuse might be occurring.
The Child Abuse Network (CAN) exists to reduce the trauma that a child abuse investigation can pose for the child. Before our program came into being, children frequently endured stressful examinations and numerous interviews by various agencies, often in cold, sterile facilities.
Child Abuse Review provides a forum for all professionals working in the field of child protection, giving them access to the latest research findings, practice developments, training initiatives and policy issues. The Journal's remit includes all forms of maltreatment, whether they occur inside or outside the family environment.
About a male survivor of childhood abuse, and the issues he faces in adult life. Written for abuse survivors by a fellow survivor.
CMRPI conducts research to prevent child sexual abuse and provides information to prevention organizations, agencies, professionals, and families to use to prevent abuse.
Founded in 1959 by Sara O'Meara and Yvonne Fedderson, Childhelp® is a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect. Childhelp's approach focuses on prevention, intervention and treatment.
ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything - no problem is too big or too small.
End Child Sexual Abuse. Our programs raise awareness of the prevalence and consequences of child sexual abuse by educating adults about the steps they can take to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to the reality of child sexual abuse.
Girlthrive Inc. is the only organization to honor teen girls and young women who have survived incest and all sex abuse through thriverships, opportunity and education.
If our abused and neglected children were brought together in one place, they would fill a small city. Yet they are almost invisible to the broader community. If you care, we can change that.
Little Warriors is a charitable organization with a national focus that educates adults about how to help prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Little Warriors also provides information about the prevalence and frequency of child sexual abuse and information about healing and support resources.
Our mission is to "prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation's children" and includes all forms of abuse and neglect, whether physical, sexual, educational, or emotional or peer-peer abuse.
Safe Horizon's mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.
The Child Abuse Prevention Center is a national and international training, education, research and resource center dedicated to protecting children and building healthy families. Our good work is making a difference.
Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA) is an international network of peer support groups created and trained under the auspices of
The Norma J. Morris Center for healing from child abuse, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Conducted by survivors for survivors, the groups provide a safe space for adults who were abused physically, emotionally, verbally and sexually to come together to share their stories and healing journeys.
Each week, the equivalent of a classroom full of American children is lost forever due to abuse and neglect. Although hundreds of billions of dollars are spent each year on interventions, therapy, or in the courts, only a small fraction is invested in positive solutions that could prevent many of these tragic stories from occurring in the first place. Please join us in our mission, and help us build a more peaceful world for everyone.
We provide support, representation, and professional development for those working in child protection and safeguarding.
Help us save children from the trauma of abuse, neglect and family violence. Join our movement to prioritise their safety and recovery.
Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) exists with the intent to create a safer environment for abused children. We exist as a body of Bikers to empower children to not feel afraid of the world in which they live. We stand ready to lend support to our wounded friends by involving them with an established, united organization.
We believe that all children and youth have a right to grow up in a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment. We are dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and violence through education and awareness, and to collaborating with our community partners to provide services to children, youth, and their families.
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is a registered charitable organization dedicated to the personal safety of all children. Our goal is to reduce child victimization by providing programs and services to the Canadian public.
The European Child Safety Alliance was launched in 2000 with the ambition to make the lives of children living in Europe safer.
Today, more than 30 countries across Europe are working together to reduce the leading cause of death, disability and inequity to children in every Member State in the region - injury.
Justice for Children’s Call Center helps when the child protection system fails to protect a child. We offer information, guidance and assistance to adults who are trying to keep the child safe.
The damage caused by child abuse doesn’t always end in childhood. We offer support to adult survivors and training for those who support them. We run support groups when there is funding to do so.
We have a single purpose at NAASCA, to address issues related to childhood abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect
Established in 1984, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® is the leading nonprofit organization in the U.S. working with law enforcement, families and the professionals who serve them on issues related to missing and sexually exploited children.
National Children’s Alliance is a professional membership organization dedicated to helping local communities respond to allegations of child abuse in ways that are effective and efficient – and put the needs of child victims first.
A resource since 1988, the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN) promotes scholarly exchange among researchers in the child maltreatment field. NDACAN acquires microdata from leading researchers and national data collection efforts and makes these datasets available to the research community for secondary analysis
The NSPCC protects children across the UK. We run a wide range of services for both children and adults, including national helplines and local projects.
This site is intended to be a resource to survivors of child sexual abuse, and we hope it can be an aid in your recovery.
Child abuse is defined as a variety of harmful behaviors directed against children. It can take many forms. Child abuse in general is a psychological problem or perversion of the abuser. The abuser is referred to as the perpetrator of abuse.
•Child abuse includes the following conditions:
◦Child sexual abuse
◦ Child neglect
◦Emotional neglect and abuse
◦ Failure to thrive
◦Munchausen by proxy syndrome