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Family Watchdog and Halloween Safety
Family Watchdog is a site that alerts families to sex offenders moving into or out of the area. It is helpful to use a site like Family Watchdog when planning Halloween activities.
Inappropriate Touching Defined
It is important to teach children what is inappropriate touching and what is safe touching. In addition, teach children to say "no" to a grown up that they do not want to touch them. This empowers children to stand up for themselves.
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.
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.
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.
Reporting Child Abuse
Everyone is responsible for reporting suspected or known child abuse of a child, regardless if you are a mandated reporter or not. To know about abuse or neglect and not report what you know makes you as guilty as the person who is abusing the child.
Repressing Memories of Childhood Abuse
There are many reasons people forget things. When it comes to child abuse the mind protects the child by repressing what the child cannot yet understand, until a later time when he or she is older and can process safely the child abuse.
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.
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