THE IMPACT OF CHILD ABUSE

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The Effects of Child Abuse

Children who are exposed to traumatic events are affected by them later on in life.

Children who are abused or neglected are at higher risk for health problems as adults know as Adverse Childhood Experiences. These problems include alcoholism, depression, drug abuse, eating disorders, obesity, high-risk sexual behaviors, smoking, suicide, and certain chronic diseases.

“Adverse childhood experiences are the single greatest unaddressed public health threat facing our nation today.” – Dr. Robert Block, former president of the American Academy of Pediatrics

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Types of Child Abuse

Child Neglect

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Physical Abuse

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Emotional Abuse

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Sexual Abuse

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Childhood Experiences

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Shaken Baby Syndrome

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Domestic Violence

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Trafficking & Exploitation

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CHILD ABUSE IMPACT STORIES

HEALING FROM CHILD ABUSE

April 11, 2018

My name is E.L. Henderson and I’m a 43 year old woman who suffered complex child abuse for 15 years. Continue Reading

I HOPE TO INSPIRE

December 28, 2017

My name is Beverly. I am a 48 year old married woman of 2. I was molested from the age Continue Reading

GROWING UP PANICKED

December 11, 2017

I’ve been told my story is dark. I’ve been told, “I need time to adjust to you.” I’ve seen what Continue Reading

BE ENCOURAGED

November 8, 2017

I have no idea who my biological father is.  My mother was physically and mentally abused and one night she Continue Reading

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