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  • What Is Child Abuse and Neglect?

    Child abuse and neglect are any act or failure to act that endangers a child’s physical or emotional health and development.

  • Identifying Child Abuse and Neglect

    Children react differently to abuse. However, certain behavioral and physical signs can indicate a need for help.

  • How Toxic Stress Impacts a Child

    Toxic stress can occur when a child experiences strong, frequent, and/or prolonged adversity—such as physical or emotional abuse, or chronic neglect—and it can harm their brains and bodies.

  • The Economics of Abuse

    Child abuse and neglect has a cost to every child, family, and community in California—and to society at large.