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FY2015 FY2014
Alleged Victims: 29,230 110,098 109,783
Indicated Victims: 3,953 33,410
Alleged Sex AB. 1,913
Indicated Sex AB: 196
2,139 2,108

To Report Child Maltreatment visit the

website in your state
Toll-Free: (800) 252-2873
Local (toll): (217) 524-2606
Click on the website above for information on reporting or call Childhelp (800-422-4453) for assistance.
New York
Toll-Free: (800) 342-3720
TDD: (800) 369-2437
Local (toll): (518) 474-8740

Too Many Maltreated Children

Watch for the Signs!

The ACF reports that Fifty-two

states submitted data to NCANDS
about the dispositions of children who
received one or more CPS responses.
For FFY 2013, approximately 3.9
million children were the subjects of
at least one report. Approximately
one-fifth of children were found to be
victims with dispositions of
substantiated (17.5%), indicated
(0.9%), and alternative response
victim (0.4%). The remaining fourfifths of the children were determined
to be nonvictims of maltreatment.
Who Are The Maltreated?
Child abuse occurs across all
socioeconomic levels, ethnic and
cultural lines, and religions and
education levels. Neglect, the most
widespread form of child abuse,
makes up more than 59% of abuse
cases [Mercy Home, 2015].

Preventing Child

What is child abuse?

The World Health Organization (1999) defines child

abuse as: Child abuse or maltreatment constitutes all
forms of physical and/or emotional ill-treatment, sex
ual abuse, neglect or negligent treatment or commercial or other exploitation, resulting in actual or poten
tial harm to the child's health, survival, development
or dignity in the context of a relationship of responsi
bility, trust or power.
Child abuse can be a single incident, but usually take
place over time (Richardson, 2004) cited by
Child maltreatment is a serious and prevalent public health problem in the United States. In fiscal
year 2008, U.S. state and local child protective services (CPS) received more than 3 million reports of
children being abused or neglectedor about 6
complaints per minute, every day. An estimated
772,000 children were classified by CPS authorities as being maltreated and 1,740 children aged 0
to 17 died from abuse and neglect in
2008 (Hussey, et., 2006).

Preventing Child
Child Maltreatment

It Breaks Our Children

Statistical Data:
Every year, there are 3 million reports of child
abuse in the United States. For every incident of
child abuse or neglect thats reported, an estimated
two incidents go unreported. A report of child
abuse is made every 10 seconds. Almost five children die every day as a result of child abuse. More
than three out of four are under the age of 4.

ACF Childrens Bureau. (2013). Child Maltreatment.
ASCA. (n.d.). What is Child Abuse
CDC. (n.d.). Injury Prevention & Control: Division of Violence Prevention
Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2011).
Child Maltreatment Prevention: Past, Present, and
DCFS. (n.d.). Child Abuse and Neglect StatisticsState of Illinois.
Hussey, J. M., Chang, J. & Kotch, J. B. (2006). Child
Maltreatment in the United States: Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Adolescent Health Consequences

Rubin, A. (2012). Programs and Interventions for

Maltreated Children and Families at Risk.

Strengthening Families and Communities: 2011

Resource Guide supports service providers in their
work with parents, caregivers, and their children to
strengthen families and prevent child abuse and
neglect. It focuses on the five protective factors and
provides tools and strategies to integrate the factors
into existing programs and systems. Through:
Need Help/The Home Builders Pro-

A model designed to keep children safe
while helping the family reach a level
of functioning that allows their children
to remain at home (Rubin, 2012)

Public Awareness Efforts.

Child Sexual Assault Prevention Classes
Parent Education and Support Groups
Home Visitation
Community Prevention Efforts Child
welfare, 2011).



Other Organizations that provide preventive action toward Child are CDC and SSNRs
To prevent child maltreatment, CDC promotes
safe, stable, and nurturing relationships (SSNRs)
for children. SSNRs may protect children
against maltreatment and other adverse exposures occur-ring during relationships are fundamental to the development of the bran and consequently to physical, emotional, social, behavioral, and intellectual capacities.
CDCs strategy to prevent child maltreatment is
organized around these four general priorities:
Measuring impact
Creating and evaluating new prevention approaches