WHAT IS CHILD ABUSE?

Child abuse is defined as doing or failing to do something that results in harm or risk of harm to a child. Any child can become a victim of abuse. No race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic demographic is immune.

THE REALITY

A report of abuse is made every 2 minutes.*

*DFPS Data Book, 2016

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92% of children know their abuser.*

*U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Child Maltreatment Report 2016

A child has a greater risk of being sexually abused than being in a car accident.

THE FOUR TYPES OF ABUSE

Early intervention is key to helping a child heal.
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