Emotional Abuse - when a caregiver or a parent harms a child's mental and social environment or it may ne occur emotional harm. It's considered emotional abuse.
Physical Abuse - when a childs parent or caregiver causes any non-accidental physical injury to a child. There are many signs of physical abuse. If you see any of the following signs, please get help right away.
Child Neglect - Child neglect is when a parent or caregiver does not give the care, supervision, affection and support needed for a child’s health, safety and well-being.
Sexual abuse - Sexual abuse occurs when an adult uses a child for sexual purposes or involves a child in sexual acts. It also includes when a child who is older or more powerful uses another child for sexual gratification or excitement.
Tips for preventing child abuse
Be a nurturing parent
Research about the development of parenting at a local library
Get involved in school events
Keep a close eye on your child's usage on the internet and video games
Three Ways to identify child abuse in Texas
1 to 4 girls are sexually abused before their 18th birthday
1 to 6 boys are sexually abused before their 18th birthday
In one year more then 65,000 cases of children being abused were confirmed in Texas
Foster care and steps to become one
Foster Care - is a system in which a minor has been placed into a ward, group home, or private home of a state-certified caregiver, referred to as a "foster parent". The placement of the child is normally arranged through the government or a social service agency.
Steps to become a foster parent
Go to a orientation
Fill out the adoption papers and follow instructions