Child Abuse and Neglect:
What It Is and What to Do About It
We all want children to be safe and healthy. However, the heartbreaking reality is that every year thousands of children are victims of child abuse and neglect. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that “at least 1 in 7 children have experienced child abuse and/or neglect in the past year, and this is likely an underestimate.”
We all have a role to play in making sure children have the opportunity to thrive. In Child Abuse and Neglect: What It Is and What to Do About It, you will learn more about the types of child maltreatment, what to do when you think a child or family needs more support, and how to make a report if you suspect that a child has been abused or neglected.
If you suspect that a child is being abused or neglected, please call Yolo County Child Welfare Services (CWS) at (888) 400-0022 (toll-free) or (530) 669-2345 (local). CWS welcomes consultation calls.
YCCA prepared this document as a project of the Yolo County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) in collaboration with Yolo County Child Welfare Services (CWS).
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