Helping Your Child: Coping with Abuse

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 1 in 7 children in the US have experienced child abuse in the past year. Even if your child has not experienced abuse, it is likely that they have friends who have. Being able to spot the signs of abuse and speak to your children about abuse can help to save lives. 

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources, this article covers: Child Abuse and Neglect and its Effects, How to Help a Child or Youth Heal, Building a Strong Relationship with Your Child or Youth, Developing Caring Discipline Techniques, and Where to Find Support. Each section includes additional resources.

Prevent Child Abuse America

This website includes resources for Parenting Tips, Public Policy and Expert Advice on many aspects of parenting and child abuse.

Psychology Today

Includes the symptoms of different types of child abuse, the causes of child abuse, and treatment.


For a full list of resources, please visit Helping Kids to Cope with Abuse

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