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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Child Abuse Site! These are the top ten articles that your Child Abuse Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. RAINN's Rape and Abuse Hotlines
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the largest anti-sexual assault organization in the US. Here is the phone and online hotline information for survivors to get help now.
7. Emergency Stage of Healing From Sexual Abuse
There are several stages of healing from childhood sexual abuse. The emergency stage can be the hardest to deal with. Learn coping skills to get through this difficult time.
8. Verbal Child Abuse - The Invisible Abuse
Verbal abuse is essentially the invisible form of child abuse. There are no bruises or broken bones but make no mistake the damage is happening to the child's soul, mental health and self esteem. Learn how words can hurt more than fists.
9. Preventing Abuse of New Borns and Infants
Just imagine a newborn crying despite everything you do to soothe the baby. Are you prepared for these times? Do you have a safety plan in place for times you become completely overwhelmed? If not learn how to develop one here.
10. Making Excuses for Abusers
Family members may make excuses for domestic violence, especially if this has been the status quo for generations. Learn why its important not to do this and the harm it can do to victims.
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