Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Resources

Dear Mr. Jesus


What are some of the indicators that
a child is being abused?

Physical abuse --
Does the child:

1. have unexplained burns, bites,
broken bones or black eyes

2. seem frightened of parents

3. shrink at the approach of adults

Neglect --
Does the child:

1. miss school frequently

2. beg or steal food or money

3. lack needed medical or dental care

4. appear dirty

5. dress inappropriately for the weather

Sexual abuse --
Does the child:

1. have difficulty walking or sitting

2. suddenly refuse to change for gym or
participate in physical activities

3. demonstrate bizarre, sophisticated or
unusual sexual knowledge or behavior

4. have a venereal disease, or become pregnant,
especially under the age of 14

Emotional maltreatment --
Does the child:

1. show extremes in behavior

2. seem delayed in physical or emotional development

3. speak of or attempt suicide

4. report a lack of attachment to the parents

Survivors of abuse (child abuse, sexual assault
and domestic violence) often feel a strong desire
to become involved in the fight against abuse
in some way. Unfortunately, many survivors feel too
worthless to believe that anything they could do to
contribute would help.
Nothing is further than the truth!

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed citizens can change the world;
indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

-- Margaret Mead

Children must have at least one person who believes
in them. It could be a counselor, a teacher,
a preacher, a friend. It could be you. You never
know when a little love, a little support will plant
a small seed of hope.

-- Marian Wright Edelman

If a child lives with criticism,
he learns to condemn.

If a child lives with hostility,
he learns to fight.

If a child lives with ridicule,
he learns to be shy.

If a child lives with shame,
he learns to feel guilty.

If a child lives with tolerance,
he learns to be patient.

If a child lives with encouragement,
he learns confidence.

If a child lives with praise,
he learns to appreciate.

If a child lives with fairness,
he learns justice.

If a child lives with security,
he learns to have faith.

If a child lives with approval,
he learns to like himself.

If a child lives with acceptance and friendship,
he learns to find Love in the world.

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