Child abuse is not inevitable
it is preventable."
Child abuse is not rare.
Each year, close to 3 million reports of suspected child abuse are
filed in the U.S. Many more cases never get reported. One victim
of child abuse is too many. (www.preventchildabuse.org)
What is Child Abuse?
Physical Abuse Emotional
- withholding love
Sexual Abuse Neglect
- failure to provide
basic physical, emotional, or educational needs
- leaving young child
- intercourse without
- failing to provide
Child abuse is against
the law. You can help prevent this crime by recognizing warning
signs and reporting suspected abuse or neglect. Reporting abuse
can help stop the cycle of abuse and connect the abusive family
with counseling and services. To report, call the Montana Child
Abuse Hotline toll free at 1-866-820-KIDS (5437). It shouldn't hurt
to be a child. Help produce a peaceful life for children everywhere
by teaching them about safety, by talking about child abuse and
by learning how to keep our communities and children safe. Contact
the WRC for preventative action steps and for a safety plan.