Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline: 855-OH-CHILD

Knowing The Risks

Sep 26, 2018

You have the power to help a child.

Child abuse is defined as when an individual does something that causes harm to a child. This harm can take the form of physical or mental injury, sexual abuse, exploitation or neglect. Neglect occurs when a caretaker fails to provide for a child’s basic emotional or physical needs – including food, clothing shelter, education, supervision or medical care.

All of us in the community can help identify and prevent child abuse. But making a difference starts with:

Knowing the Risks

Southwest Ohio has a higher prevalence statewide of substance abuse and family violence. And research indicates that children most at risk for abuse or neglect come from families that face one or more of the following issues:

  • Material or financial hardship
  • Mental health problems
  • Substance abuse
  • Family violence

Learn more by reviewing all the great resources available through The Power to Create a Better Future.