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I am enjoying my visit with my children! They bring me so much joy! 

I for one can NOT imagine hurting any of my children! To me, it has to take a very sick mind to hurt a child. There is a lot of  talk about grown ups being abused, but let us not forget about the little ones.

I woke up this morning and fixed my cup of coffee and watched some news and once again there was stories of children being abused and babies being abandoned. I couldn’t help but think of my children and how much I love them and how much of a sick mind it takes to hurt a precious child. When they woke up, they got an extra hug.

Here are some shocking statistics about child abuse:

Shocking Statistics About Child Abuse

  • 48% of abused children are boys
  • 52% of abused children are girls
  • 45% of abused children are white race
  • 22% of abused children are African American race
  • 22% of abused children are Hispanic race

Dramatic Increase In Child Abuse Statistics

Let us be their voice and help stop the violence against children!

 

Some Signs of Child Abuse or Neglect

Signs of Abuse and Neglect

Download this tip card to learn more about the signs and ways you can help prevent child abuse and neglect, available from the One Strong ‘Ohana campaign.

If you suspect someone is at risk for child abuse or neglect, click here or call the National Child Abuse Hotline at
1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453).

It can be difficult to know when a child is being abused; their reactions can vary by personality, culture or age. Common clues to watch for include:

  • Changes in mood and behavior.Abused children can appear more aggressive, scared, anxious, depressed or withdrawn. They may be anxious about leaving school or going places with the abuser.

 

 

  • Changes in school performance and attendance. Abused children may have difficulty concentrating in school or have excessive absences. A child may also present as an overachiever and possibly be hyper-vigilant about grades or school activities.

 

  • Lack of personal care or hygiene. Children may appear uncared for or exhibit poor hygiene as a result of parental neglect or sexual abuse.

 

  • Risk-taking behaviors. Young people who are being abused may engage in high-risk activities such as using drugs or alcohol, carrying a weapon or overly sexualized behavior.

If a child discloses to you, don’t confront the abuser.
Let the child know you believe them and don’t blame them; talk to a professional.