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Child Abuse

Child Abuse is any act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation; or an act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk of serious harm.

It shouldn’t hurt to be a child but in 2018, there were 678,000 victims of child abuse and neglect nationwide.

• More than ¼ of child victims are younger than 3 years old.
• Most abuse occurs due to unreasonable expectations of children’s behavior and/or actions.
• Approximately 10% of kids suffer sexual abuse before age 18.
• Not all perpetrators are adults—an estimated 20% of reported cases of child abuse are perpetrated by
individuals under the age of 18.
• In 2018, there were 1,770 child fatalities from abuse and neglect.
• 51% of our child fatalities in Texas had a caregiver that was under the influence of drugs at the time of that
child’s death with marijuana topping the list.

Child Abuse Prevention Tips

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