Child abuse! What is it.. and I have a tip for you that will let you vent when you wanna spaz!
Forms of Child Abuse
Any non-accidental injury to a child. This includes hitting, kicking, slapping, shaking, burning, pinching, hair pulling, biting, choking, throwing, shoving, whipping, and paddling.
Any sexual act between an adult and child. This includes fondling, penetration, intercourse, exploitation, pornography, exhibitionism, child prostitution, group sex, oral sex, or forced observation of sexual acts.
Failure to provide for a child’s physical needs. This includes lack of supervision, inappropriate housing or shelter, inadequate provision of food and water, inappropriate clothing for season or weather, abandonment, denial of medical care and inadequate hygiene.
Any attitude or behavior which interferes with a child’s mental health or social development. This includes yelling, screaming, name-calling, shaming, negative comparisons to others, telling them they are “bad, no good, worthless” or “a mistake.” It also includes the failure to provide the affection and support necessary for the development of a child’s emotional, social, physical and intellectual well-being. This includes ignoring, lack of appropriate physical affection (hugs), not saying “I love you,” withdrawal of attention, lack of praise and lack of positive reinforcement.
What to expect when calling the Hotline
When calling 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453), a qualified crisis counselor will answer and assist you, if you:
- Need help and want to talk to a counselor.
- Are in physical or emotional crisis and need support and encouragement
- Connect you to the best possible resources in your area.
- Have questions about the signs of child abuse.
- Need to find out how to report known or suspected abuse.
- Have questions about the reporting process and what you might expect through the process.
- Want to learn about Childhelp programs that will address you or your child’s needs.
- Want to learn about resources available to parents, grandparents & caregivers.
- Need emotional support as survivor of abuse.
- Want a referral to an agency, counseling or other services near where you live.
- Want literature mailed to you.(Allow two weeks for delivery via the U.S. Postal Service.)
- Want information on how to make a donation to Childhelp.
Childhelp crisis counselors cannot come to the home where the abuse is happening and take away the child or teen who is in danger of being hurt and put them in a new home.
The Childhelp Hotline crisis counselors can’t make the child abuse report for you, but we are here to help you through it.
WHY AM I POSTING THIS??
Well until today I didn't even know this existed!
And I know that there are alot of moms who do things cause they are stressed and no one will just listen to them.. They think if they ask for help they will be turned in to CHILD PROTECTIVE CUSTODY and lose their kids..
And so they do nothing and keep behaving in harmful ways towards their own children..AND THEN HATE THEMSELVES FOR DOING IT!
I am a woman who as a child had a mother was just like that.