Be informed. Help stop child abuse by knowing what looks like. Child Abuse is non-discriminatory as it occurs among all ethnicities, religions, socio-economic statuses, cultures and neighborhoods. Learn about resources for children at risk.

Abuse Fast Facts: Did you know?

Child abusers are found among all socio-economic, religious and ethnic groups. Pennsylvania Department of Welfare 2008 Every 10 seconds in America, a child is abused. Pennsylvania Department of Welfare 2008 Pennsylvania received more reports in 2014 than any other year on record. Seventy-two percent of the counties, including Montgomery County, […]

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Helplines for children and families

Below is a list of local and national resources that help children and families in need. Pennsylvania CHILDLINE Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance protect our children through education, information and action. Visit site Montgomery Child Office of Children and Youth The Montgomery County Office of Children and Youth, under Pennsylvania law, […]

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Are you a mandated reporter?

The following adults are considered mandated reporters and are required to report suspected child abuse if they have reasonable cause to suspect that a child is a victim of child abuse. A person licensed or certified to practice in any health-related field under the jurisdiction of the Department of State. […]

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Who is a perpetrator?

A perpetrator of child abuse can be a child’s parent, the person responsible for the welfare of a child such as a babysitter or day care staff person, an individual residing in the same home as the child who is at least 14 years of age, or a paramour of […]

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What is child abuse?

Child abuse, according to the CPSL, means intentionally, knowingly or recklessly doing any of the following: Causing bodily injury to a child through any recent act or failure to act. Fabricating, feigning or intentionally exaggerating or inducing a medical symptom or disease which results in a potentially harmful medical evaluation […]

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