Types of Abuse

Child Abuse

Child abuse and neglect, also known as child maltreatment is defined by Federal and State laws. The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) set the standards for defining child maltreatment. CAPTA defines child maltreatment or child abuse and neglect as, “any recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent… Read More

Signs of Child Molestation

It is estimated that as many as 90% of all child sexual abuse cases involve someone the child knows. That means that acquaintances such as teachers, camp counselors, clergy members, scout leaders, pediatricians, neighbors and other adults entrusted with the care of children are often the perpetrators of the abuse. The first step… Read More

Catholic Abuse

Unfortunately, in recent years there have been quite a few Catholic sex abuse cases and allegations. Many priests have been convicted on multiple counts of child abuse, rape, sexual abuse, inappropriate sexual conduct and more. Catholic abuse is child sexual abuse crimes committed by Catholic priests and members of Roman Catholic orders… Read More

Boy Scout Abuse

The Boy Scouts of America has provided a valuable experience to generations of boys. Unfortunately, they have also had a continuous problem with child molesters infiltrating their ranks of adult volunteers and scoutmasters. Sexual abuse is the forcing of undesired sexual behavior by one person upon another. When that force is immediate, of short… Read More

School Abuse

Child abuse is more than bruises and broken bones. While physical abuse might be the most visible, other types of abuse, such as emotional abuse and neglect, also leave deep, lasting scars. The earlier abused children get help, the greater chance they have to heal and break the cycle, rather than perpetuating it. According to the U.S. Government Accountability… Read More

Orphanage Abuse

An orphanage is defined as “an Institution that houses children whose parents are deceased or whose whereabouts are unknown.” It is a public institution created to provide care for protection for children without parents. Other residential institutions for children can be called group homes, children’s homes, refuges, rehabilitation centers, night… Read More

Day Care Abuse

Many people leave their kids at a daycare while they work outside the home. These parents trust the child care providers and that their kids are safe. Unfortunately there are many cases of abuse in daycare centers. There are some signs to look for that might mean your child is being abused, hurt, or neglected while with the daycare provider… Read More

Residential Care Facilities

Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) serve persons 60 and older. They provide room, board, housekeeping, supervision, and personal care assistance with basic activities like personal hygiene, dressing, eating, and walking. Facilities usually centrally store and distribute medications for residents to self-administer… Read More

Abuse/Molestation at Camps

Every summer thousands of kids go off to summer camp. Unfortunately, summer camp is an ideal place for abusers; in recent years, sexual abuse has occurred at Christian camps, publicly funded camps, and Boy Scout camps. Ninety-five percent of the sexual abuse of youngsters is done by family members, those who work with children, or those… Read More

Youth Sports League

One of every three girls and one of every six boys will be victims of sexual abuse by the time they are 18. Youth sports leagues such as soccer, baseball, and Pee Wee football all play an important role in children’s lives. Unfortunately one of the places that children are vulnerable and abused is in youth sports. It is every parent’s nightmare… Read More

Foster Care Abuse

Foster care is the term used for a system in which a minor who has been made a ward is placed in an institution, group home, or private home of a state-certified caregiver referred to as a “foster parent.” The placement of the child is usually arranged through the government or a social service agency. The institution, group home or foster parent… Read More