No single sign or symptom is the deciding factor about whether a child has been abused. However, many studies show that child abuse and neglect can have a long term negative impact on a child. Child victims are at greater risk for emotional problems, such as depression, anxiety, and suicide attempts. They also are at higher risk for health problems, including high blood pressure, asthma, and obesity. If you suspect a child is being abused, one phone call can make all the difference in the life of that child.
Each day our staff and partners leave their families to respond to another’s family crisis. During this pandemic, or any other crisis, that will not change.
We continue to see high priority cases for forensic interviews and have not yet seen a reduction in the volume of those cases.
Our individual, evidence-based mental health services and our family advocacy services will be offered through Telehealth solutions.