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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.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
    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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