Health Minute: Child Abuse Awareness
WPSU’s Health Minute is a collaboration with Penn State’s Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Child abuse is when someone, whether through action or failing to act, causes injury, death, emotional harm, or risk of serious harm to a child.
More than 4 million cases of child abuse are reported every year in the United States.
Children deserve to be safe, and you can help by recognizing and reporting signs of child abuse to the Pennsylvania Department of Human Welfare. Signs of abuse include unexplained injury, fear of caregivers, anxiety, and decline in school performance. You can make a difference by speaking up and taking action to help eliminate child abuse and neglect.
You can find more information at childhelp.org