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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. 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.
7. Child Abuse and Alcoholism
Alcohol works like a toxin in families. Children are often abused where alcohol is a factor.
8. 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.
9. Sexual Abuse and Insomnia
It is not unusual for adult survivors of child sexual abuse to have difficulty as darkness closes in at the end of the day. The survivor may not feel safe as the world becomes dark and shadowy. Yet, one can learn how to make their world feel safer by trying some of the following ideas.
10. 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.
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