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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. 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.
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. 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.
4. 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.
5. Child Abuse - Why does it Happen?
Why does abuse child happen? Many speculate how anyone can abuse a child, but the reality is there is no acceptable reason to hurt a child.
6. 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.
7. 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?
8. Effects on Children That Witness Abuse
The effects on a child that witnesses abuse in the home are long term. Even though they are not the one being abused, it still greatly affects them.
9. Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse and Trust
Adult survivors of child sexual abuse have great difficulty with trusting those closest to them for fear the person will hurt them. Learn how sexual abuse affects the survivors sense of trust.
10. Denial of Abuse by Family and Friends
Denial of abuse by family and friends never ceases to amaze me. A child is being abused within the family and everyone knows it is happening, yet everyone is at the same time astounded that the child is behaving in certain ways.
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