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Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA)
It is a wonderful idea to have strong men and women to stand guard for abused children. Yet, no one could ever have expected bikers to volunteer to stand guard and protect abused children. This story will amaze you.
Emotional Child Abuse Described
Emotional child abuse is defined as intentionally hurting someone by what we say and how we say it. It is more about the behavior used to demean or belittle someone and less about the actual words spoken.
Child Abuse Therapists
A therapist specializing in childhood traumas and child abuse cases is important for children and adult survivors of abuse. Please understand the process may take a little time to find the right therapist. Learn what to look for and how to find what is needed.
Child Abuse and Holidays
The holidays are stressful for families that are cohesive. Yet, can be overwhelming and anxiety provoking for children who are abused by a family member during the holidays.
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.
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.
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.
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