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Child Abuse Fatalities
The effects of child abuse and child neglect are devastating on many levels, yet it is never as devastating as when abuse ends in the death of a child. The statistics are harrowing.
Emotional Abuse Defined
Emotional abuse leaves no visible marks, but damages the mental health of its victims. People say words cannot hurt us, but anyone who has been emotionally abused would likely disagree.
Incest is a sexual relationship between close blood relatives and is illegal in all states. Incestuous relationships are a form of child sexual abuse, and may be classified as rape if the person is under the legal age of consent.
If you were abused as a child did you know you are more likely to experience major depression. Would you recognize the signs of a clinical depression? Do you know where to find help? Learn how to get the help you need.
Verbal Abuse Defined
How do you define verbal abuse? Is it simply name calling or more derogatory, such as demeaning and belittling a child? Would you recognize verbal abuse if you saw it? Learn how to help a child being verbally abused.
Physical Child Abuse Defined
Physical child abuse is the most common type of child maltreatment, and usually the first thought that most people associate with when they hear about child abuse. Physical abuse is not always intentional and may be accidental but it is still abuse. Learn how to define physical child abuse.
Child Abuse and Neglect Defined
The Federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) defines child abuse and neglect. Learn what constitutes child abuse on the federal level and how states determine criminal and civil statues using CAPTA.
BellaOnline's Child Abuse Newsletter
The Child Abuse Site at BellaOnline is focused on helping child abuse survivors of all ages begin the journey of healing through education. The subject of abuse is painful, and rarely discussed openly, perhaps by providing a safe place people will begin talking about the reality of child abuse.
CPS False Allegations of Child Abuse
There are 3.3 million reports of child abuse made in the United States every year according to Childhelp dot org. Yet, even more concerning are the calls to Child Protective Services (CPS) making false allegations of child abuse. Who calls and the reason they call will surprise you.
National Child Abuse Hotline
Is life chaotic and overwhelming? Do you feel like you might lose control and hurt someone? Help is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Learn how the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline has been working to prevent child abuse since 1982, and how they can help you.
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