Learn more about child abuse
What is Child Abuse?
It is mistreatment or neglect of a child that results in harm or injury.
Child abuse can include:
- Purposely injuring a child by hitting, shaking, kicking, burning or throwing objects.
- Crushing or devastating a child’s spirit with shouting, cursing, threats, or humiliation.
- Sexual contact with a child (incest, inappropriate touching, etc.); using a child for prostitution; obscene/ sexual language or exposure not involving contact.
- Willfully failing to provide for a child’s emotional (love, attention, Etc.) or physical (food, shelter, etc.) needs; failing to offer guidance and supervision.
Warning Signs of the victim:
Bruises, broken bones, burns, etc.
Injury/redness around the genitals
Attention seeking, fearful
Unusual knowledge of sex
Lack of concentration
Warning Signs of the Abuser:
Refers to children as difficult
They come from all walks of life. They may be:
-Friends or strangers
-People in Authority
Common Traits of People Who Abuse:
Why Should I Learn About Child Abuse?
It prevents them from shining:
Child abuse hurts children.
Protect Children from child abuse
-Low Self Esteem
-Poor Control over Emotion
-A History of Being Abused
- Relationship Problems
-Lack of Knowledge