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.