Child Abuse Information

Learn the facts

Child abuse does not have to define who a child is or who they will become. We are a resource for children and families when there is a concern for abuse or trauma.

Child abuse is an epidemic in the United States. Research suggests that over 14,000 children are abused in Charleston and Berkeley Counties every year. Yet less than 1/3 of children tell someone about their abuse while they are still in childhood. For these brave children, Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center is here as a resource for our community.

1 of every 5 girls and 1 out of 6 boys will experience sexual abuse by age 18

1 out of every 6 children is physically abused by the age of 18


Over 90% of children know their offender