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Why Child Abuse Deserves More Of Our Attention (Infographic)

Updated: Apr 30, 2022

We’re building hope, healing, and change at The Dragonfly House Children’s Advocacy Center. But there’s still so much that can be done, and child abuse continues to be a pervasive problem in our community and throughout the country.

Important Statistics

  • In the U.S., a new child abuse report is made every 10 seconds.

  • Every day, five children in the U.S. die of the effects of abuse or neglect.

  • State agencies found over 656,000 victims of child maltreatment in 2019 alone.

  • On an annual basis, child protection agencies receive more than 4 million child abuse referrals.

How We’re Helping Children in Our Community

We provide a number of services to help child abuse victims all under one roof:

  • Forensic Interviews —We provide developmentally and culturally responsive fact finding and legally sound information-gathering interviews of children where there are concerns of abuse or neglect.

  • Child Abuse Medical Exams —We offer a comprehensive, non-invasive medical exam on site in a child-friendly, non-threatening environment by a pediatrician certified in child abuse pediatrics.

  • Victim Advocacy—We advocate for those who are too young to protect themselves and defend their interests.

  • Mental Health Treatment—We help give children the tools to recover from the trauma of abuse through trauma-focused mental health services.

  • Coordinated Case Review Services—We manage and track child abuse cases, providing services and resources when needed through a multi-disciplinary team approach.

  • Community Outreach—We educate the community about child abuse & neglect, as well as offer prevention lessons for children.


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