GET THE FACTS - CHILD ABUSE

As the Nation’s Voice for Children, American SPCC is speaking up and standing up against Child Abuse. The following free educational resources are made possible through your support and contributions. A better future starts right here.

#ItsTime to change the way we represent, treat, and protect children in America.

Statistics & Studies

It is easy to read statistics without grasping the human suffering behind the numbers. Each number represents a child’s life. Each human life touches hundreds of others. The ramifications of child abuse and neglect are exponential. Whether you realize it or not, you and everyone you know is affected by this issue. Join us to reduce these very sobering numbers.

What Is Child Abuse?

Child abuse takes many forms: physical, emotional, verbal, sexual, neglect, exploitation, and more. When we hear the words “child abuse” we often first think of physical abuse, but the shocking truth is that neglect is the number one form of abuse in America. More children end up in foster care or die from neglect each year, than from any other form of maltreatment.

Child Abuse Statistics

Child Abuse Studies

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The Epidemic of Child Abuse Infographic American SPCC The Nation's Voice for Children
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Child Neglect

Child Neglect is Child Abuse - American SPCC The Nation's Voice for Children

Physical Abuse

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Emotional Abuse

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Sexual Abuse

Sexual Child Abuse - American SPCC The Nation's Voice for Children

Childhood Experiences

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Shaken Baby Syndrome

Shaken Baby Syndrome American SPCC The Nation's Voice for Children

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence is Child Abuse American SPCC The Nation's Voice for Children

Trafficking & Exploitation

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Children living through abuse and violence, unnecessarily suffer the ill effects of this trauma for the rest of their lives.

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