4 Myth Busters for Child Abuse

Myth: Child abuse is rare

  • The Children’s Safety Center served a total of 546 alleged victims of child abuse in 2015.


Myth: Child abuse only affects girls

  • Unfortunately child abuse does not discriminate based on age, sex, race or social class.
  • The Children’s Safety Center saw 387 females and 159 males in 2015.


Myth: Child abuse offenders are typically strangers

  • Alleged offenders tend to be familiar with their victims.
  • Alleged offenders can be parents, stepparents, siblings, girlfriend/boyfriend of parents, and even other relatives.


Myth: Child abuse is only physical

  • There are many types of child abuse including:
    • Sexual, physical, neglect, witness to domestic violence, threat of harm, and exposure to methamphetamine
  • The Children’s Safety Center saw 468 cases of sexual abuse in 2015


If you suspect child abuse or neglect, please call the Child Abuse Hotline: (800) 482-5964

Recent News

2020 Charitable Tax Information

2020 Charitable Tax Information

The CARES Act and End-of-Year Tax Implications   CARES Act for Nonprofits – Friday, March 27, Congress passed and the President signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2 trillion economic stimulus package legislated to...

#SurvivorSpotlight Abigail Livingston

#SurvivorSpotlight Abigail Livingston

Abigail Livingston is a true survivor turned advocate. She did not let what happened to her define her. She is using her voice to empower others not to feel alone, to come forward and to speak up! Abigail has partnered with the Children’s Safety Center, where her...