We can’t thank our hard working supporters and volunteers enough for turning up their sleeves and giving of themselves as they do and have done for many years for the Dorchester Children’s Advocacy Center. The gifts of time, effort and monies provide us the opportunity to do the things that we need to do for the children and families who have entrusted us with their care. Without this support, we would never be able to provide the level of service we are so proud of to the Children we serve.
Physical signs include:
Emotional signs include:
Behavioral signs include:
To learn more about recognizing the signs of child abuse and neglect please visit:
All children are different; however, parents know when something is wrong and should trust their instincts.
What parents can do if a child discloses abuse:
Adults need to take action and the public should demand it.
The effects of child abuse lasts way beyond when it happens to the child...Sometimes, it lasts a whole lifetime and because of this, it is a community's problem because it does affect the bottom line of every city, county and state's budget, which costs our nation $104 billion to remediate when abuse and neglect is not prevented.
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