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Resiliency: Child Abuse

This LibGuide provides materials about child abuse.

Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect

Gain knowledge on how to recognize true abuse and neglect to help protect the innocent. Neglect can be a failure to provide adequate food, clothing, shelter, supervision, and medical attention. Physical abuse is a non-accidental physical injury. It can be an intentional act of physical abuse. Sexual abuse is any illegal sexual activity such as rape, fondling, child prostitution, child pornography, incest, etc.

What are child abuse and neglect?

Child abuse and neglect is an important societal concern affecting children, their families, and society at large. There were 683,000 victims of child abuse and neglect (CAN) reported to child protective services in 2015; The youngest children are the most vulnerable with about 27.7% of reported victims being under the age of three. Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are also forms of child abuse and neglect. Public health and violence prevention practitioners and researchers are united by a common goal: stop CAN from happening in the first place. To help amplify their impact, CDC is working to promote a consistent definition of CAN and encourage the use of evidence-based CAN prevention strategies. These efforts help guarantee a uniform understanding of and approach to the issue which contributes to accurate reporting and surveillance, adherence to proven interventions, and opportunities to enhance existing prevention strategies and develop new ones.

Responding to Disclosures - English by Child's Advocacy Center of Kent County

This video informs adults about how to respond to a child should they disclose abuse.

Prevent ACEs Now

Prevent  ACEs Now explains early childhood adversity and gives simple actions to support families and help make a better future for all children possible in their community.

Healing Adult Survivors of Child Abuse | Fire-Brown | TEDxGreenville

Hear Fire-Brown discuss how she turned a childhood of abuse and tragedy into triumph and advocacy. She shares how healing oneself can help start a movement of healing others. Originally from Newark, New Jersey, Fire-Brown is an adult survivor of child abuse who has made her home in Metro-Atlanta for the past 20 years. There, she is the Founding Facilitator of ASCA-Atlanta, a weekly self-help support group for adult survivors of childhood abuse. Several years ago, Fire-Brown found herself triggered by memories, flashbacks and nightmares of her childhood sexual molestation. After struggling with the PTSD and traumatic impact of the abuse, she sought therapy and began to blog about her experience and healing journey. Through a Google search, she found ASCA and began working the 21 Steps to recovery. She journaled about the process and wound up with a book titled “Journal of a Suicide Failed,” which includes several paintings she did along the journey. At the age of 49 she put herself through school to become a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. She is now a Registered Echo Tech and very proud of her accomplishments.

Shattering the silence and shame of Child sexual abuse | Pennie Saum | TEDxBeaconStreet

Child sexual abuse thrives in shame and silence. As a survivor of child sexual abuse, Pennie Saum shares her journey through four ways of speaking out and being loud. Childhood trauma doesn’t have to control victims lives forever, they are survivors and can have the life they dream of by breaking the silence. children, sexual assault, military, public health, childhood, self improvement Pennie Saum is an author, speaker, advocate, law changer, and voice seeker who has dedicated her life to help victims use their voice to move through trauma and grief. She has a passion for helping child sexual abuse victims become thrivers. Pennie is the founder of the Brave and Unbroken Project committed to helping victims in healing, education, advocacy and resilience.

Child Abuse Prevention With a Racial Equity Lens

Please join us as we welcome back Dr. Jessica Pryce as she discusses strategies for child abuse prevention with a racial equity lens.