Child Abuse Prevention

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Everything is bigger to a child… not only physically, but perceptually and emotionally, as well. A dollar found becomes a discovered treasure. A harsh word becomes a deafening declaration of war. A heap of dirty clothes in the corner becomes a nasty, fanged monster after the lights are out. A paper cut is a knife in the stomach. And a hug from a parent in times of fear becomes Perseus’s shield, protecting them from Medusa’s deadly power. Everything is amplified in ways adults find hard to remember.

So can you begin to imagine, just for a moment, the terror, the pain, the agony and confusion experienced by a child whose every waking moment is marked by fear and nothing but?

Childhood is over too soon under the best of circumstances and to strip a child of their trust, to despoil them of the belief that those who love you will always protect and never harm you, to commit the obscenity of taking a child and simply, totally ruining their world, to destroy the joy in their hearts ….

It is, in my opinion, the most unpardonable and irredeemable of human crimes. Period.

Here are a few websites for families and children to get information and the help they may need

http://www.childhelp.org/pages/hotline-home

http://www.dontshake.org/

http://www.helpguide.org/mental/child_abuse_physical_emotional_sexual_neglect.htm

http://www.nationalchildrensalliance.org/index.php?s=100

~Much Love~

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