What is Child Abuse?
Child abuse is when a parent or caregiver, whether through action or failing to act, causes injury, death, emotional harm or risk of serious harm to a child.
- physical abuse
- sexual abuse
- emotional abuse.
Of children abused in residential care involved female abusers
Of children who die from abuse are under the age of 4
Of children know their abuser
Children die each day from child abuse
Cases of child abuse are reported each day
1 in 3
girls will be sexually abused by the age of 18
1 in 5
boys will be sexually abused by the age of 18
A report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds
Georgia is ranked 38th in the nation for child well-being
Risk Factors for Child Abuse in the Home
Risk Factors include:
- Domestic violence
- Caregiver alcohol and/or drug abuse
- Untreated mental illness
- Lack of parenting skills
- Stress and lack of support