Facts about Child Abuse and Neglect

Child abuse and neglect are significant public health problems in the United States. Child abuse and neglect causes stress that can disrupt early brain development and serious chronic stress can harm the development of the nervous and immune systems. As a result, children who are abused or neglected are at higher risk for health problems as adults. According to the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Study, such problems include alcoholism, depression, drug abuse, eating disorders, obesity, high-risk sexual behaviors, smoking, suicide, and certain chronic diseases (https://www.cdc.gov/features/healthychildren/index.html).

National Child Abuse Prevention Month is a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families everywhere.

Help Prevent Child Abuse- Spread the Word

Do your part! Help raise public awareness about preventing child maltreatment and enhancing child well-being in your community. Spread the word, create interest, and encourage those in your network to get involved!

The Child Welfare Information Gateway website, https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/preventionmonth/spread-the-word/, provides a variety of free material to help support your promotional outreach, and social media activities.

Empowering Prevention! Collaborating for Action!

 
 
 

Yours in good health,

Grace, 
American Naturopathic Medical Board Certified Naturopath #77174
National Regisrty of Naturopathic Practitioners #RND20007216 

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”

(Arthur Ashe)