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Child Abuse and Neglect - Prevention

Everyone can help prevent child abuse and neglect by showing concern for children and their well-being.

Prevention tips for parents and caregivers

Prevention tips for everyone

  • Get to know the children in your neighborhood. Learn their names, and show you care simply by waving to them or asking about how they're doing at home and school.
  • Give parents a break. Relieve a friend, neighbor, or relative who is feeling overwhelmed with child care and other issues.
  • Learn the signs of child abuse and neglect.
  • Encourage your community to offer services to help families who are at risk for abuse or neglect.
  • Volunteer in child abuse programs.

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: December 07, 2012
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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