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Empowering Child Abuse Survivors and Promoting Awareness

Month: April, 2016

Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act

January 31st 1974 was the day that the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act came into play. It’s hard to believe how truly recent that day is. Along with the law, the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect was created, as a resource for families.

Spend this month getting to know and understand the laws surrounding child abuse, and know what to look out for.

https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubPDFs/about.pdf

 

What’s Easier?

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We will never stop being grateful for the opportunity to help child abuse survivors in the healing process. It’s a humbling experience to help others, that feel like they might not be able to help themselves…but it doesn’t make it any easier. Too many turn a blind eye to child abuse and it’s amazing to see what a difference it could make to a child saved from abuse, rather than working through their emotions in adulthood.

Share your stories with us this month, as we work on spreading child abuse awareness. You can remain anonymous, if you feel more comfortable, or share a quote with us that helps you in your darkest times.

Child Abuse Statistics

We know we’ve written this post before, but it will never stop being important. Child abuse is one of the most underrated traumas affecting our nation, and too many think they can pinpoint an abused child by their family situation. This isn’t anyone’s fault, but we want to take steps to improve the stigma and misinformation that surrounds child abuse.

Childhelp.org is a great resource for anybody interested in learing more, or that are interested in getting involved, and the statistics I’m going to include come from them.

  • a report of abuse is made every ten seconds
  • child abuse knows no socioeconomic boundaries
  • 80% of 21 year olds who suffered from abuse had at least one psychological disorder
  • The United State has the worst record among industrialized nations
  • Yearly referrals to state protective services involve 6.6 million children

There’s a lot of facts surrounding child abuse, and even more statistics surrounding child abuse survivors, but this is a good starting point to educating yourself around the situation nationwide.

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Child Abuse Awareness Month

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Even though I’m a day late, yesterday marked the first day of Child Abuse Prevention month. Every year, April is a time to bring awareness to the situation and help educate communities on signs of abuse, and steps to take.

The first thing to do is to help spread the word. This is a national month long about, but it’s seldom represented in comparison to other causes. After all, the first step in any situation is make sure individuals are aware of it.

Ways We Look To You To Help Spread The Word

  • share our blogs and other social media posts on your own social media
  • write your own blog discussing the event
  • look to the links we’re providing below of organizations who make a huge difference in the fight against child abuse

https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/preventionmonth/?hasBeenRedirected=1

http://www.nctsn.org/resources/public-awareness/national-child-abuse-prevention-month