What comes to mind when you think of child abuse? Is it the images of physically abused children? Do you think of children who have been sexually…
What comes to mind when you think of child abuse? Is it the images of physically abused children? Do you think of children who have been sexually abused or starved? What about children who have been emotionally/mentally abused or neglected? There are many different forms of child abuse; however, some are more noticeable because they alter the physical appearance of the victims. It is a misconception that some forms of child abuse are worst than others. No one can make that statement and be accurate because no two victims have the same experience regardless of the abuse they suffered from.
Are you knowledgeable of what child abuse is? Are you aware of the signs to look for of child abuse? While reading on this subject matter, I came across this resource on child abuse and neglect. The article provides a great overview and list child abuse hotlines from other countries in addition to Child Help (1-800-422-4453) which is a national prevention child abuse agency for the United States and Canada. If you see something, know something, or something suspect something; say something. Child abuse can be prevented and treated but it takes everyone to work as a collective force.