Harsh physical punishment causes long-term harm to children. Research has proven, time and time again, that physical punishment, like spanking, does more harm than good. There are alternative solutions to resolving conflicts with your child such as time outs, taking away priveleges, and posi...

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The future prosperity of our state is built on the healthy development of children today. All children deserve to grow up in nurturing environments that foster their healthy development. Investments in programs that help parents learn better ways to communicate and inter...

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New scientific research confirms what we have long suspected – that child abuse has a long-term impact on a child’s life. This new research also shows us that the effects of child abuse impact the entire community, harming both quality of life and economic prosperity.

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Child sexual abuse is defined as sexual activity with a child by an adult, adolescent or older child. If any adult engages in sexual activity with a child, that is sexual abuse.  If another child or adolescent engages in sexual activity with a child, a grey area enters where some sexual...

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Child abuse and neglect affect more than just the child and family involved. Several studies show child maltreatment affects us all, through a variety of ways including crime in our communities, increased medical and juvenile and adult justice costs to us all, and loss of worker productivity...

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As adults, it is our responsibility to ensure the healthy growth and development of all children. That includes intervening when we suspect a child's well-being is or may be at risk.

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The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study findings suggest that certain adverse childhood experiences are major risk factors for the leading causes of illness and death as well as poor quality of life in the United States.

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