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  • Blue Sky Bridge
    Blue Sky Bridge - The Child and Family Advocacy Program - is a private, nonprofit organization that has been operating since June 1996. Blue Sky Bridge: Ensures that victims of child sexual abuse and their non-offending family members have access to support and services in a safe, compassionate, and culturally respectful environment. Works to prevent childhood sexual abuse through education and social change. Provides education to the community about child sexual abuse.

  • Child Abuse.com
    Your one-stop internet resource for information on child abuse and related issues. Childabuse.com was created to support, inform and encourage those dealing with any aspect of child abuse, in a positive non-threatening environment.

  • Child Abuse Prevention Network
    The Child Abuse Prevention Network -- Nerve Center for child abuse professionals on the Internet. Very rich Child Abuse resources are built here by some of the most important child abuse prevenion organizations in the world. Over 30,000 people concerned about child abuse prevention visit us every month.

  • Child Lures, Ltd.
    The primary goals of Child Lures Prevention are (1) to raise public awareness concerning the prevalence of childhood sexual exploitation & related crimes against children and (2) to make prevention of these crimes a national priority.

  • Disability-Abuse.com
    Dedicated to the personal rights of children and adults with disabilities, with a mission to prevent abuse of people with disabilities and protect others from abuses that lead to disability.

  • Gateway Pediatrics
    Community based pediatric practice in Chandler, Arizona

  • Keep Your Child Safe
    Non-profit group dedicated to child safety and child abuse. We offer a variety of resources for parents and teachers in the area's of child safety and sexual abuse prevention.

  • Prevent Abuse Now
    The Secrecy of Child Sexual Abuse - Abuse Report Laws, Abuse Suspicions, Background Checks, Gov't Resources, How to Help, Impacting Laws, Reporting Abuse

  • Admit To Child Abuse
    This site is dedicated to the people who have experienced child abuse.

  • Answers to the Child Abuse and Neglect Test
    These are the answers for the test provided by the Ohio Department of Human Services.

  • Battered Child Syndrome
    Refers to children who have undergone physical abuse that has left them with both physical and psychological trauma.

  • Brain helps in child abuse recovery
    Although severe neglect or abuse during infancy and early childhood can seriously retard neurological growth, experts now believe the brain may provide children with a means of overcoming early deprivation, according to a report in a recent issue of the journal Preventive Medicine.

  • Child Abuse and Neglect Statistics
    Child Abuse and Neglect Statistics from the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse.

  • Child Abuse and Neglect Test
    This is a test to see how much a person knows on Child Abuse and Neglect. This test comes to us from the Ohio Department of Human Services

  • Child Abuse: An Overview
    A comprehensive look at child abuse in America, offering answers to questions about child abuse and resources for children and families. The overview includes sections on signs and symptoms, statistics, types of abuse, effects on children and adults, treatment, and costs to society.

  • Child Abuse: A Painful Secret
    This publication examines causes and prevention of child abuse.

  • Child abuse deaths underreported
    Primarily due to misreporting, deaths resulting from child abuse are more common than previously believed, North Carolina researchers report in the August 4th issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association.

  • Child Abuse in Children
    Child abuse is harm to, or neglect of, a child by another person, whether adult or child, and it can be physical, emotional, verbal, sexual or through neglect. Abuse may cause serious injury to the child and may even result in death. Learn the signs of possible abuse.

  • Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS)
    Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS) is a not for profit, volunteer organization founded in 1982 to respond to the growing problem of child abuse and neglect on Long Island, New York. In 1995 CAPS created the Child Safety Institute, providing innovative and comprehensive child safety and child prevention programs and materials.

  • CHILD ABUSE: THE PROBLEM
    For too many children, child abuse is what they know every day of their lives.

  • Child homicide...
    The end result of child abuse is sometimes murder. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University recently reported that murder is the leading cause of death by injury among U.S. infants under one year of age. 1 in 3 of these infants died of child abuse or as a battered child. Others died of suffocation, strangulation, deliberate drowning, stabbing and gunshot wounds. Another large category died of 'neglect-abandonment' - defined as deliberate neglect 'with intent to injure or kill.'

  • Childhood abuse ups risk for adult mental illness
    Abused or neglected children are at especially high risk of developing psychiatric illnesses as adults, according to researchers.

  • Child Neglect
    "Neglected Child" means a child less than 18 years of age whose physical, mental or emotional condition has been impaired or is in danger of becoming impaired as a result of the failure of the child's legal guardian to exercise a minimum degree of care in supplying the child with adequate food, clothing, shelter, or education or medical care.

  • Child Neglect
    Child neglect is the most common form of child maltreatment reported to public child protective services. The National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) reports that an estimated 3 million children were reported for maltreatment in 1995, and over 1,000,000 of those cases were substantiated or indicated. Further, 52% of that figure were substantiated as neglect cases. In an independent study, the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse (NCPCA) estimated that 3,140,000 children were reported for all types of maltreatment in 1994, and child neglect accounted for approximately 45% of reported cases and 49% of substantiated cases.

  • Children's Institute International
    Children's Institute International (CII) is a private, non-profit organization specializing in the treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect.

  • Child Sexual Abuse
    Statistics;PhysicalIndicators;BehavioralIndicators;Behavioral Indicators in Child ; Indicators of Sexually Abusive Parent/Guardian

  • Creating 'False Memories' in Children
    New research is revealing that small children, improperly interviewed, very easily confuse the imaginary with the real. Researchers say this may have serious implications in investigations of child sexual abuse.

  • Factitious Illness By Proxy
    Factitious illness by proxy is a form of child abuse in which a parent deliberately makes a child ill, and then seeks medical help and attention. Experts have doubted that psychological treatment can help these families, and the children are usually removed from their homes. But new study results suggest that even when this kind of abuse is severe, psychiatric treatment for the abusing parent can help some families be reunited.

  • Family and Youth Services Bureau
    FYSB helps individuals and organizations to provide effective, comprehensive services for youth in at-risk situations and their families. Its areas of focus include preventing sexual abuse of homeless and runaway youth.

  • Family Support
    Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect by promoting positive parenting, healthy families and homes where children are valued and loved.

  • Halting domestic violence stops child abuse
    -- Pediatricians can help prevent child abuse by recognizing and counseling women who are being battered, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics' Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect.

  • Hidden cameras justified if a child is at great risk for abuse
    The use of hidden video cameras to capture a parent who doctors suspect is trying to suffocate or otherwise harm their child is legal and justifiable given the abuse the child might otherwise suffer, British experts reason in the October issue of the Archives of Disease in Childhood.

  • Infants' bruises may indicate illness or abuse
    Bruising is very uncommon in non-walking infants younger than nine months of age, and may be indicative of child abuse or illness, according to results of a study.

  • Kempe Children's Center
    The Kempe Children's Center - was begun in 1972 to provide a clinically based resource for training, consultation, program development and evaluation, and research in all forms of child abuse and neglect. The Center is committed to multidisciplinary approaches to improving the recognition, treatment, and prevention of all forms of abuse and neglect.

  • Kempe Children's Center - FAQ's
    Frequently asked questions about abuse issues and raising kids.

  • Kids Help Line
    A National 24 Hour Telephone Counselling Service for Children and Young People in Australia

  • Many doctors lack training in dealing with sexual abuse
    Experts estimate that about 1% of children experience some form of sexual abuse each year. But many pediatricians and other health care workers lack training in dealing with abused children, a study suggests.

  • More Research Needed on Child Abuse and Neglect
    More attention needs to be paid to the prevention and intervention of child abuse, and that attention should come in the forms of more money and more research, according to a new study. The study, published in this month's edition of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, reviews available research into child and adolescent abuse and neglect during the decade from 1988 to 1998.

  • National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information
    The Clearinghouse is a national resource for professionals seeking information on the prevention, identification, and treatment of child abuse and neglect and related child welfare issues

  • National Institutes of Health: SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME
    Index: What is Shaken Baby Syndrome? Is there any treatment? What is the prognosis? What research is being done? Where can I find more information?

  • Peinkofer Associates - Shaken Infant Syndrome Information
    Another excellent resource for information about SIS.

  • Prevent Child Abuse America
    A national organization dedicated to preventing child abuse in all its forms.

  • Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse
    Abuse and neglect rarely occur in one isolated incident. Usually a pattern of abusive or neglectful behavior can be observed over time.

  • Research casts doubt on false memory syndrome
    British scientists say they have cast doubts on the prevalence of False Memory Syndrome and the idea that recovered memories are often bogus ones induced by therapists.

  • Safe Child Program
    The Safe Child Program is a prevention approach which provides communities, schools, families and children with a unique and powerful tool for addressing this need

  • Sexual Abuse, Teen Pregnancy Linked
    Sexual abuse in childhood appears to be a risk factor for teen pregnancy in young, inner-city African-American women, according to a study.

  • Shaken Baby Syndrome
    National Information, Support and Referral Service on Shaken Baby Syndrome

  • Shaking a baby can cause serious injuries
    The symptoms of abusive shaken baby syndrome can be mistaken for some other ailment, and up to a third of cases may be missed in their first doctor's visit, according to a new report from the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI).

  • Social Ties Help Protect Children
    Strong "social capital" -- that is, strong family and community ties -- can help protect children at risk for abuse or neglect, according to a report in the journal Pediatrics.

  • Spotting Shaken Baby Syndrome
    Children who are violently shaken by their caregivers are often killed or permanently damaged as a result. But experts reporting in the journal The New Anatomist say "shaken baby syndrome" usually includes a well-defined pattern of symptoms that can alert healthcare workers to this type of abuse.

  • Spotting Shaken Baby Syndrome
    Children who are violently shaken by their caregivers are often killed or permanently damaged as a result. But experts reporting in the journal The New Anatomist say "shaken baby syndrome" usually includes a well-defined pattern of symptoms that can alert healthcare workers to this type of abuse.

  • Supplemental Reading Child Fatalities
    Supplemental Reading Child Fatalities Reading List

  • The Greatest G.I.F.T. Foundation
    A non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of shaken baby syndrome, a severe form of child abuse.

  • The Prevalence of Child Abuse
    One in eight women report being sexually abused as children, and nearly one in four of all adults recall episodes of childhood physical abuse, a new study from Canada reveals.

  • The Shaken Baby Alliance
    The Shaken Baby Alliance, our mission is to provide support for SBS victim families (Including adoptive and foster parents), advocate for justice for SBS victims, and increase SBS awareness. We seek to work collaboratively with all agencies and professionals in a community effort.

  • The Shaken Baby Alliance,
    The Shaken Baby Alliance, our mission is to provide support for SBS victim families (Including adoptive and foster parents), advocate for justice for SBS victims, and increase SBS awareness. We seek to work collaboratively with all agencies and professionals in a community effort.

  • Treating child witnesses of domestic abuse
    Including the child witnesses of domestic abuse in anti-violence therapies can help stop the cycle of child abuse, according to a report presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, held in San Francisco this week.

  • Verbal Abuse
    This site is dedicated to the recognition and prevention of verbal abuse in homes, schools and workplaces.

  • Who Are Child Abusers?
    Abusers are family, friends and neighbors. As described by the National Committee for the Prevention of Child Abuse: "It is a sad irony that many abusers genuinely love their children, but they find themselves caught in life situations beyond their control and they do not know how to cope. They are often isolated from friends and family and may have no one to give them emotional support. They may not like themselves and may not know how to get their emotional needs met" (National Committee for the Prevention of Child Abuse).

  • WHO ARE STRANGER OFFENDERS?
    Stranger offenders (hereafter called offenders) are people who abduct and/or abuse children they don't know. They do not seek a relationship with the child, as do abusers who know the child. Instead, they see children as objects for their use. They view children as weak, helpless, defenseless victims who can easily be manipulated to fulfill the offenders' needs.


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