Albright College

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Safe Children and Healthy Families Are a Shared Responsibility.

Anyone can report suspected child abuse or neglect. Reporting abuse or neglect can protect a child and get help for a family - it may even save a child's life. Reports can remain anonymous; in rare cases you will need to disclose further information.

Types of Child Abuse:

Neglect is the failure to provide for a child's basic needs. Neglect can be physical or emotional.

Physical abuse is inflicting a non-accidental physical injury upon a child. This may include burning, hitting, punching, shaking, kicking, beating, or otherwise harming a child.

Sexual abuse is inappropriate adolescent or adult sexual behavior with a child.

Other types of child abuse and neglect include emotional abuse and verbal abuse.

For further information you can visit www.radkids.org. This website is about how you or a family member can learn personal safety skills, and self-esteem.

To report Child Abuse you can call Childhelp toll free: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (Childhelp can be reached 7 days a week, 24 hours a day).