Here's an overview of child abuse: statistics, symptoms, causes and effects of child abuse. How to prevent and report child abuse. If you suspect that a child is being abused or neglected, contact the national USA hotline: Child Help USA 1-800-4-A-CHILD. If you see a child being abused - report it to the police by calling 911. If you live in Illinois: contace the Illinois Dept. of Child and Family Services at (800) 252-2873.
Are you concerned about grandchildren, neices or nephews in your family who being abused? Do you wonder how to intervene? This article answers the tough question about how to help these kids who are experiencing verbal, emotional, physical or sexual abuse.