What Can We Do About Child Abuse..Our mission
The definitions and indicators can help you to recognize abuse when you see it. When you do become aware of child abuse, what can you do about it? Better yet, how can child abuse be prevented from occurring in the first place? This part of the text will focus on what we can do about child abuse, starting with how to act when you recognize abuse, what you must do to inform authorities about abuse you suspect, how our law enforcement and child protective agencies intervene to protect children who have been abused, and what we can do, individually and collectively, to prevent abuse before it happens. Child abuse is a very serious matter, and is extremely important when dealing with babies and small toddlers because they often cannot effectively communicate their situation and are thus more helpless and at greater risk than school-age children. If you suspect a child is the victim of abuse please report it immediately. Professionals who may come into contact with abused children include law enforcement officers, medical professionals, child care workers, teachers, and other school staff. Others who may know abused children are neighbors, relatives, and parents of the child's friends. Child abuse cuts across all walks of life: a child of any race, social background, or economic class -- even your own child -- may be abused.Regardless of your relationship to the abused child, your responses, attitudes, and actions can be critical to his or her overall experience and eventual healing. Without attempting to investigate or intervene inappropriately, you can help. Your first responsibility when you recognize abuse of any kind is to report your suspicions. But your words and actions at the time of discovery or disclosure can be the first step toward opening the channels of communication and healing.
Abused and neglected children are victims of crime. They and their families must deal with the emotional, physical, and financial aftermath of violence and maltreatment. We can help them, and help break the cycle of violence, if we can learn to recognize, report, and prevent child abuse. As teachers, medical practitioners, and other professionals who work with children, but also as parents and concerned citizens, we have daily opportunities to fulfill a fundamental human and societal responsibility: to protect our children
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