THE ISSUES

Domestic Violence & Children

Children who live with domestic violence face numerous risks, such as the risk of exposure to traumatic events, the risk of neglect, the risk of being directly abused and the risk of losing one or both parents. Whether or not the children are physically abused, they often suffer emotional and psychological trauma from living in homes where there is violence. Even if the children do not observe the violence, statistics indicate that 90% are aware that it is occurring by hearing the violence or experiencing the aftermath of the violent act. Even infants are affected by domestic violence.   

Shaken Baby Syndrome

Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) is one of the most severe forms of child abuse. Some “over-all statistics” according to the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome, every six hours a child is shaken in the U.S. and 25% of all babies who are shaken die from their injuries. PCA Illinois provides a training that will help participants understand the signs, effects and causes of SBS and the impact on families and society.

 

Child Sexual Abuse

A child who is the victim of sexual abuse can experience emotional and psychological problems that can be devasting to the child and last into adulthood.Children need adults to be aware of the signs and symptoms of abuse  and they need adults who are willing to do something about it.

Substance Abuse & Children

​Substance abuse is a growing problem in our families and hurts everyone in the family, especially children. Some people think substance abuse is “drug abuse” and means only illegal drugs like cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, crack and others. Actually, substance abuse includes alcohol, marijuana, prescription drugs and illegal drugs.

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