Should Child Abuse be Considered a Public Health Issue?

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An estimated 1 in 4 children have experienced some type of child abuse or neglect in their lifetimes. Child abuse is not only physically damaging, but the childhood trauma can lead to depression, behavioral issues, violence, health problems and substance abuse. In order to fix the growing issue of child abuse, health experts think that the public should be treating these problems as actual public health concerns. This will occur by continuing public and private sector funding for training and research as well as prevention programs. What Have Recent Surveys Shown About Child Abuse and Public Health? In recent national … Read More

What Are the Child Abuse Laws in California?

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California, like many other states in this country, has strict laws pertaining to child abuse. Child abuse, generally speaking, happens whenever a parent or adult caretaker physically, emotionally, or sexually abuses or abandons a child. These laws have been enacted in order to protect children from serious harm or injury, even in a family or school setting. Child abuse is more common than most Americans think; there are more than 3 million reports of child abuse every year. What Are the Laws Regarding Child Abuse in California? California child abuse laws are within the state’s penal code. Under California law, … Read More