Child Abuse Awareness

I've created this blog in order to bring to the forefront the sad reality of child abuse throughout the world in the 21st century. Currently I'm collecting every piece of information I can find regarding this subject, and put it here with reference to the origin. Please comment and spread it to people that may find this interesting.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Child-abuse hotline available 24 hours a day

Child abuse, which can affect children of any age, takes many forms, according to Childhelp USA, an Arizona-based, nonprofit national program that aids abused and neglected children through regional advocacy or care centers, group homes, research, and a 24-hour hotline. Abuse can be physical, such as hitting, pinching, slapping; emotional or psychological, such as screaming, belittling or withholding affection; neglect, such as a lack of supervision or a failure to provide housing or food; or sexual abuse, according to the group and to area child-protection and child-welfare programs. Callers to the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline can ask for literature to be mailed to them, or they can remain anonymous and speak to a counselor, who can offer information about emergency-aid locations.

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