Child abuse affects all cultures, races, income and education levels, and occurs in every neighborhood and city. There are more than 3.5 million reports of child abuse made each year in the United States and 61,000+ in the Bay Area alone.
Child abuse is any act or failure to act that endangers a child’s physical or emotional health and development.
Children react differently to abuse. However, certain behavioral and physical signs can indicate a need for help.
Reporting suspected abuse is critical to protecting children and getting their families help. Making a report could save a child’s life.
Each one of us has the power to protect children. Learn the four ways you can help keep kids safe.