WHAT IS 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. Please consider making a donation to keep this program going.

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Child abuse takes many forms, physical, emotional, verbal, sexual, neglect, exploitation, and more. When we speak of child abuse, we normally first think of physical abuse, but the shocking truth is neglect is the number one form of child abuse in America.

More children end up in foster care or die from neglect every year, than any other form of childhood maltreatment.

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#ITSTIME FOR CHANGE

What happens to kids during childhood shapes who they become as adults.

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

Kids need our help like never before!

#ITSTIME FOR REAL SOLUTIONS

If child abuse is the issue, then positive parenting and protecting our children is the solution.

Children who are nurtured and supported throughout childhood are more likely to thrive and develop into happy, healthy, and productive adults.

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
Adverse-Childhood-Experiences-ACEs Child Abuse American SPCC The Nation's Voice for Children
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
Trafficking and Child Exploitation American SPCC The Nation's Voice for Children

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