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Ch i l d

M al treament i n
Cal i f orni a

TI PS FOR REPORTI NG
CHI LD A BUSE
*

- Make a report with a counselor or an


officer.

Stop
Ch i l d
M al treatment

- Document and events or injuries you


have seen.
- Don't be worried about giving your name.
It will remain confidential.

A Seri ous Probl em


Seri ous Stati sti cs
* * In 2 0 1 3 , t h er e w er e 4 8 2 ,2 6 5 r ep o r t s
(al l eg at i o n s) o f ch i l d ab u se an d n eg l ect
i n Cal i f o r n i a (Ned el l , 2 0 1 4 ).
* * St at ew i d e, ch i l d ab u se an d n eg l ect
cases d i sp r o p o r t i o n at el y i n v o l v e
ch i l d r en o f co l o r , p ar t i cu l ar l y A f r i can
A m er i can / Bl ack an d A m er i can
In d i an / A l ask a Nat i v e ch i l d r en .
* * Th er e w er e 6 7 8 ,9 3 2 v i ct i m s o f ch i l d
ab u se an d n eg l ect r ep o r t ed t o Ch i l d
Pr o t ect i v e Ser v i ces (CPS) i n 2 0 1 3 .
* * A b o u t 1 ,5 2 0 ch i l d r en d i ed f r o m
ab u se an d n eg l ect i n 2 0 1 3 .
* * Ch i l d ab u se an d n eg l ect af f ect s o v er
1 m i l l i o n ch i l d r en ev er y y ear (Pr ev en t
Ch i l d A b u se A m er i ca, n . d .).

Ch i l d Protecti v e Serv i ces


Ch i l d A buse Hotl i ne:
(916) 875-5437
Tel eph one: (916) 875-0189
Reference
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2014). Child maltreatment
prevention. Retrieved from
http:/ / www.cdc.gov/ violenceprevention/ childmaltreatment
Child Abuse Prevention Association (http:/ / capacares.org)
Child Help. (n.d.). The Childhelp approach to ending child abuse.
Retrieved from
https:/ / www.childhelp.org/ childhelp-approach/ ?a=prevention-programs
Needell, B., et al. (May 2014). Child Welfare Services Reports for
California, U.C. Berkeley Center for Social Services Research.
Prevent Child Abuse America. (n. d.). http:/ / www.preventchildabuse.org
Rubin, A. (2012). Clinician?s guide to evidence-based practice: Programs
and interventions for maltreated children and families at risk. Hoboken,
NJ: Wiley and Sons.

Prev ent,
Support,
&
K now th e Facts

Maltreatment
Child maltreatment is any act or series of acts
of commission or omission by a parent,
guardian, caregiver or custodial role, such as a
coach or a teacher, that results in harm,
potential for harm, or threat of harm to a child

Prev enti on Ti ps
Ti ps f or Prev enti on
- Help out families in need.
- Support the develop parenting programs
in local associations.
- Volunteer in a youth program.

- Sexual Abuse
- Emotional Abuse
- Neglect

th at offer s su ppor t to par en ts, fam il ies, an d


victim s of ch il d m al tr eatm en t. Th eir m ission is
to be com m itted to pr even tin g an d tr eatin g al l
for m s of ch il d abu se an d n egl ect by cr eatin g
th at str en gth en r el ation sh ips an d pr om ote
h eal in g (CAPA, n . d.). Th ey offer tr eatm en t

are-

- Physical Abuse

CAPA is a ch il d abu se pr even tion association

ch an ges in in dividu al s, fam il ies an d society

(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,


2014). The four most common types of harm

Programs

Ti ps f or Parents
- Join a parent group.
- Be a nurturing parent.
- Seek help from friends, family, and the
community if needed.

pr ogr am s, par en t edu cation , case m an agem en t,


an d cou n sel in g ser vices.
CH I L D H EL P in ter ven tion pr ogr am s su ppor t
th e ear l y r em oval pr ocess of ch il dr en ou t of
dan ger ou s an d abu sive situ ation s. M or e th an
80% of th e ch il dr en wh o die as a r esu l t of ch il d
abu se or n egl ect ar e n ot yet ol d en ou gh for
k in der gar ten , m ak in g it im possibl e for th em to
r em ove th em sel ves fr om h ar m fu l situ ation s
(Ch il d H el p, n . d.). Ch il d H el p su ppor ts th e
in ter ven tion pr ocess in th ese cr itical
situ ation s.