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child abuse solutions
Transcript of child abuse solutions
Every year more than 3 million reports of child abuse are made in the United States.
It has been found that approximately 28.3% of adults were abused as a child.
ChildHelp is a nationwide organization who's main focus is to raise awareness of this terrible epidemic.
"The point of disciplining children is to teach them right from wrong, not to make them live in fear."
Child Abuse Care Programs
Child abuse is when a parent or caregiver, whether through an action or failing to act causes injury, death, emotional harm, or risk to a child.
In Arizona there are many different programs for different issues, these include, The Arizona Families F.I.R.S.T program, Behavioral Health Services unit, Healthy Families Arizona, and In-Home services.
Giving the kids a safe haven to live and heal, away from their past experiences
Having 24-hour hotline services open:
These are the numbers to the Arizona hotline, 1-888-SOS-CHILD or 1-888-767-2445
What is child abuse?
Recognizing, Reporting, and Preventing
Making child abuse known to everyone.
Do a self-evaluation, you will recognize what others are doing as well.
To prevent abuse from happening in your life, talk with your friends and neighbors about looking after each others kids.
Learn parenting skills and how to treat kids according to age.
Always remember to keep your patience and if you cannot then take a step back to calm down.
If you are not sure whether or not you are helping or harming your child, do not be afraid to seek professional guidance
How to talk to an abuser and the child being abused.
Never do it alone.
Stay clam and do not "interrogate" them.
Be sure to make the child feel safe as they are talking if needed take them away from others and talk to them seperately.
Make donations to organizations around your city.
Be aware of your friends and neighbors kids, treat them as if they were your own.
And most of all do not abuse your own children!
The Warning Signs
Fearful, anxious about doing stuff wrong
Does not seem to be attracted to parent or caregiver
Frequent or unexplained injuries (bruises, cuts, burns)
Always alert of movements, shies away from touch
Afraid to go home
Clothes are ill fitting dirty or inapropriate for environment
Very often unsupervised
Untreated illnesses and physical injuries
Trouble walking or sitting
STD or pregnancy especially under the age of 14
Makes strong efforts to avoid a specific person