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Child Abuse

Do you suspect a child is being abused? Has a child told you that they have been harmed by someone? Are you an adult survivor of child abuse?

Nationally over 7 million U.S. children come to the attention of Child Protective Services each year according to a Children’s Bureau 2015 report.

Four children die every day in the U.S. because of abuse.

Although abuse and neglect can have lasting effects, with support, children can move beyond the harm they have suffered to lead healthy lives.

Signs of Abuse

Some signs of child abuse are more obvious than others. Here are some of the most common indicators:

  • Has a child’s behavior changed? Do they experience fear, anxiety, depression, aggression or withdrawal?
  • Is the child afraid to go home or to see certain individuals?
  • Is a child showing overly sexualized behavior or using sexual language that is inappropriate for the child’s age?
  • Have you noticed changes in a child’s sleeping patterns including frequent nightmares or difficulty falling asleep? Does the child look tired?
  • Have you noticed changes in school performance and attendance, such as being unable to concentrate in class or frequent absences?
  • Have a child’s eating habits changed leading to weight gain or loss?
  • Do you see signs of visible unexplained injuries such as burns, bruises, or broken bones?
  • Is a child using drugs or alcohol?

Angelica’s Dad Supports Her Healing

Something happened to Angelica that devastated both her and her father. The support that our Child Advocacy Center provided gave Angelica and her dad the chance to heal.
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Our Programs

Child Advocacy Center

Helping the youngest victims of abuse heal and thrive.

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Community Programs

Find the guidance and resources you want and need.

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Counseling Center

Help to overcome the impact of abuse.

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