preventing trauma

“An ounce of prevention

is worth a pound

of cure.”

Child Protective Services was established before we understood childhood trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), or how society can manage preventing trauma. Keeping children alive, and stopping further abuse is a low bar. Now we know differently, but mostly we don’t do differently.

The ACE study proves all child abuse is a matter of life and death. 1500 children die directly from abuse every year. Thousands more die from its consequences; suicide, violence and physical illness.

Preventing trauma is possible. Evidence based program investments and legislative changes protect children and save taxpayers money. See below.

The Issue of Child Abuse

The Issue of Child Abuse Every year ore than 3 million reports of child abuse are made in the United States. It’s a terrible epidemic that we at Childhelp are dedicated to put an end to. To do this, we need to first increase awareness of the issue itself.What is child...

Child Abuse Prevention Tips

Author: Washington State Department of Social and Health Services 10 Things You Can Do To Prevent Child Abuse Volunteer your time. Get involved with other parents in your community. Help vulnerable children and their families. Start a playgroup. Discipline your...

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