Child abuse is a major health hazard that affects a large number of children. It is important for adults to understand that it is not a child’s job to protect themselves from this risk. Children are often not prepared or able to do so, and they must rely on the adults in their lives to keep them safe. While there is no action that is guaranteed to protect children from abuse, there are steps adults can take to decrease the likelihood of abuse. In order to protect children, adults must become educated about child abuse. Our booklet, “Children Can’t Protect Themselves: It’s Your Job”, will help you learn how. If you want to learn more, we offer Educational Opportunities to help adults recognize and report abuse.
What Parents Can Do Today to Help Protect Their Kids From Abuse
This fact sheet includes tips for speaking with your child and establishing a safe communication environment.