Child Abuse Reporting Information & Resources
A child's safety is everyone's responsibility. That is why you should know the signs of child abuse, abandonment, and neglect. According to the Florida Department of Health, consequences of child abuse and neglect may include:
According to the CDC, at least 1 in 7 children have experienced child abuse and/or neglect in the past year and in 2018, nearly 1,770 children died of abuse and neglect in the United States. Rates of child abuse and neglect are five times higher for children in families with low socio-economic status compared to children in families with higher socio-economic status (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, n.d).
For more information on signs for recognizing child abuse see http://www.cms-kids.com/families/child_family_info/keeping_your_child_safe/recognizing_reporting.html.