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.

– Dyanne

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  • Don’t talk to DCFS

    If you suspect criminal physical or sexual abuse call 911 to get the police. DCFS / CPS should not be investigating crimes. DCFS / CPS agencies routinely cause harm to families because they try to overstep their purpose which is to find placements for children that police take into protective custody.

    The best way to protect yourself and your children from the horrors of DCFS is to never speak to them in the first place. I have been a foster parent and have adopted three children from Los Angeles County DCFS. Even with that, they traumatized my six children when they stormed my home with armed deputies based on a false anonymous allegation to the DCFS hot line (it was later proven to be by one of the birth mothers and her Moranic friend). When I started posts such as this one to advise people of their rights, DCFS Directors Armand Montiel and Xiomara Flores – Holguin retaliated against me by directly contacting my employer in an effort to silence me. My advice to everyone everywhere is to never speak DCFS, never let them into your home, never let them see or speak to your children, never give them any information about your family, and never sign anything from DCFS. They can not legally enter your home without your consent, an emergency (such as a child screaming for help), or a warrant. Even with a warrant, you and your children can not be compelled to speak to DCFS; you should all continue to exercise your right to remain silent. If you think DCFS will return with a warrant, move or go on vacation. Most importantly, never become a foster parent.

  • 1800RUNAWAY

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts. It sounds like you have been through a lot. If you are need of help, or just need to speak with someone, we are available any time at 1-800-RUNAWAY or online at 1800RUNAWAY.org. We wish the best for you and your loved ones.