Child Abuse



Child Abuse

Every child deserves to be protected and loved.

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Of girls raped are between the ages 11-17 the 1st time. 13% are raped before age 10.

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Of boys raped are between the ages 11-17 the 1st time. 25% are raped before age 10.

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Child abuse survivors are 4 times more likely to experience PTSD as adults and struggle with drug abuse.

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Child abuse survivors are 3 times more likely to suffer a major depressive episode as adults.

What is Child Abuse?

Child abuse is when a parent or caregiver, whether through action or failing to act, causes injury, death, emotional harm, or risk of serious harm to a child. There are many forms of child maltreatment, including neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, exploitation, and emotional abuse.

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Sad stressed little african preteen girl feeling scared while her parents divorce, arguing, having marriage problems. Misunderstaning between partners. Psychology therapy.

What are Adverse Childhood Experiences?

Child abuse and neglect are serious public health problems that have been linked to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) that can have a long-term impact on the health and wellbeing of the child. Child abuse and neglect are connected to other forms of violence through shared risk and protective factors. This means preventing child abuse and neglect can also prevent other forms of violence.

Adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood (0-17 years). ACEs are linked to chronic health problems, mental illness, and substance misuse as an adult. ACEs can also negatively impact education and job opportunities. However, ACEs can be prevented.

ACEs include these traumatic events:

Nurturing Children Wheel

These are protective factors children need to in order to learn how to build healthy relationships:

Child Abuse Power & Control Wheel

These are some things that a child experiencing abuse might be going through:



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