Yavapai Family Advocacy Center’s mission is to reduce trauma to victims of abuse by providing a safe and supportive environment and facilitating a team approach to advocacy, investigation, and prosecution.
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Many define the domestic violence relationship as one that consists of actions – that of slapping, punching, pushing, etc. However, domestic violence can be not just physical, but emotional, mental, sexual and even financial.
The single most significant factor in a child’s recovery from a traumatic event is the parental support that child receives. This can be difficult for many parents, learn more about tips to help your child heal from sexual abuse.
In the USA, an estimated 906,000 children are victims of abuse and neglect every year. Whether the abuse is physical, emotional, sexual or neglect, the scars can be deep and long lasting, often leading to future child abuse.
Sadly, child abuse is much more common then you might think. Yet it is still inexcusable. Child abuse happens in many different ways, yet the result is the same — serious physical harm, as well as emotional harm, which damage a child’s sense of self and the ability to create healthy relationships.
While there are indicators of each that act as red flags and should cause you to take a closer look, it is not a given that a child exhibiting these behaviors is necessarily being abused.
START BY BELIEVING
When someone comes to you what will your reaction be?
All too often, survivors who have the courage to tell someone what happened are blamed for bringing it on themselves. This needs to change.
Start by Believing is a public awareness campaign designed by End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) to change the way we respond to rape and sexual assault in our communities.