Child Abuse

Child abuse is the physical, sexual or emotional mistreatment or neglect of a child or children. In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department for Children And Families (DCF) define child maltreatment as any act or series of acts of commission or omission by a parent or other caregiver that results in harm, potential for harm, or threat of harm to a child. Child abuse can occur in a child's home, or in the organizations, schools or communities the child interacts with. There are four major categories of child abuse: neglect, physical abuse, psychological or emotional abuse, and sexual abuse.

Different jurisdictions have developed their own definitions of what constitutes child abuse for the purposes of removing a child from his/her family and/or prosecuting a criminal charge. According to the Journal of Child Abuse and Neglect, child abuse is "any recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation, an act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk of serious harm".

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Child Abuse - Organizations
... in the United States that provide community leadership in preventing child abuse and neglect ... The National Alliance of Children's Trust Funds and Prevent Child Abuse America are two national organizations with member organizations at the state level ... Many investigations into child abuse are handled on the local level by Child Advocacy Centers ...
Crystal Darkness - Childhelp Sponsorship
... The program is sponsored by Childhelp, a national child abuse prevention and treatment non-profit organization ... for maintaining the program’s hot line, 1-888-METH-AID, in addition to its child abuse hot line, 1-800-4-A-CHILD ... The non-profit organization reports over two-thirds of the cases of child abuse it handles have a direct correlation to meth use or production by the child’s parents or guardian ...
Childhelp - History - National Bus Tour
... The "End Child Abuse Now" Tour was designed to bring about awareness to child abuse and neglect ... to get involved in their communities to end child abuse ...
Lisa Bloch Rodwin - Career
... While supervising Child and Sex Abuse cases for Erie County, Bloch Rodwin developed new policies for the Child Advocacy Center including ensuring that a child no longer had to relive the details ... Working with other child abuse specialists throughout New York, Bloch Rodwin also assisted leaders in the State Legislature in revising existing criminal laws on sexual abuse ... This legislation dramatically strengthened penalties for child abuse ...
Childhelp
... USA) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect and at-risk children through advocacy, prevention, treatment and community outreach ... Childhelp is one of the largest non-profit child abuse prevention and treatment agencies in the nation ... and the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453), that services the entire United States, its territories and Canada ...

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