Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention
Children with disabilities are at a high risk of abuse and neglect. Prevention is dependent on intervening before abuse and neglect can occur. Teaching children personal safety skills to discourage abuse, and making others aware of the child’s knowledge, can greatly reduce the risk of abuse. DCMP has resources to help you and your students learn about child abuse and neglect.
Talk to Me
Five young women speak directly about their painful experiences of sexual violence. NOTE: Mature subject matter; teacher and parent preview and adult-supervised viewing are recommended.
Collin Raye, The Eleventh Commandment
In this music video, Collin Raye addresses the issue of child abuse. NOTE: It is strongly recommended that this video be previewed before any direct use with children. It is a graphic portrayal of this issue and also has religious overtones.
The World Health Organization in 2012 reported that the risk of violence and abuse is
higher for children with disabilities than it is for those without disabilities.
National Child Abuse Hotline:
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