Abuse encompasses physical, emotional, sexual and psychological
actions that result in the demeaning of others. Children are
especially vulnerable to
abuse. They can be easily harmed
physically and emotionally. The damage can last a lifetime.
If you are an abuser, get the child to safety
and get help for yourself and the child.
If you know of abuse and do nothing, you are morally and
legally liable. If you suspect there is abuse, report it.
Children who have been abused are susceptible to alcohol and
drug misuse. They have the potential to become bullies and
abusers. They have also been known to turn on the abuser.