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Here are the top ten articles for the Child Abuse Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Safety Plan & Escaping Domestic Violence
If you are in a domestic violence relationship creating a safety plan will help you escape when the time is right for you to leave. Planning ahead will help make the escape run smoother. Learn how to plan your escape.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. A Personal Story of Child Molestation
This article is written by a guest writer and mother who has experienced this tragedy on a very personal level. She has given some very excellent insights on the matter, as well as signs to look for.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Child Abuse and Foster Care
Another child died at the hands of their foster parents. This article addresses this issue.
9. Narcissistic Personality Disorder & Parenting
A narcissistic parent is one who feeds off their child's accomplishments, and is demanding emotionally. Children living with a parent with Narcissistic Personality Disorder often feel they are never good enough in their parents eyes. Was your mother or father a narcissistic parent?
10. Children, Respect, and Disrespect
Abuse of a child clearly shows that the perpetrator has no respect for that child, or their rights. This article touches on the topic of respect for children.
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