The Issue of Child Abuse

Childhood can be a time of joy, laughter, and play. Many children learn to depend on others for safety, comfort, and love, but unfortunately, many others learn that the world is a dangerous place where no one can be trusted. Children are especially vulnerable to abuse because of their physical size, their limited understanding of the world, and the fact that they depend on others to provide a safe environment for them. Click the boxes below to learn about child abuse and what you can do to help.