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Lets stop the chain of Pain NOW. It can be defined as causing or permitting (passive abuse) any harmful or offensive contact to a person under the age.

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1 Lets stop the chain of Pain NOW

2 It can be defined as causing or permitting (passive abuse) any harmful or offensive contact to a person under the age of 18's body; and/or Any communication or transaction which humiliates, shames, or frightens the person.

3  About 76,000 children were abused or neglected (approximately 16.9 of every 1,000 children).  62 Children are known to have died as a result of child abuse and neglect.  1 in 4 girls are sexually abused before the age of 18  1 in 7 boys are sexually abused before the age of 18

4  Physical Abuse  Sexual Abuse  Emotional Abuse  (Physical) Neglect

5  Definition  The infliction of physical injury upon a child  Signs or Behavioral indicators  Unexplained bruises (in various stages of healing)  Unexplained burns  Swollen areas  Self destructive behavior  Bizarre explanation of injuries  Inappropriate clothing for the season

6  Definition  The inappropriate sexual behavior with a child – this may include non-touching; obscene language and exposure to pornography. Touching, fondling, molesting and oral sex.  Signs or Behavioral indicators  Difficulty walking or sitting  Excessive weight change  Suicide Attempts  Threatened by physical contact

7  Definition  Includes acts or the failure to act by parents or caretakers that have caused or could cause, serious behavioral emotional or mental disorders.  Signs and Behavioral indicators  Speech disorders  Delayed physical development  Habit disorder (sucking thumb, rocking or biting)  Passive or Aggressive behavior to the extreme  Substance abuse

8  Definition  The failure to provide for the child’s basic needs – both physical and emotional.  Signs or Behavioral Indicators  Dirty  Hungry  Overly sensitive  Self destructive

9  In 80% of the cases of physical abuse, emotional abuse or neglect, the abusers are the birth parents  In 90% of cases of sexual abuse, the child is familiar with the abuser (a family member or even a friend of the family)

10  At school  A teacher you trust  Your guidance councilor  The nurse  Or anybody else  In the community  Your pediatrician  The police  Child Protective Services   National Child Abuse and Neglect 

11  Listen  Do not interrupt  Pause  Do not ask to many questions at first  Reassure  Do not act shocked  Believe  I believe you  Be honest  Tell the person that you can not keep a secret  Seek help  If you do not know who may help – get help

12  Educate every person who deals with children to what child abuse is  Educate children what child abuse is  Offer support to adults who are abusers  Report child abuse


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