Child Abuse Statistics

In 2012-2013, CALM:

  • Served over 2,500 individuals
  • Provided 16,661 hours of treatment
  • Conducted 146 forensic interviews to assess child sexual abuse
  • Presented 308 child abuse prevention workshops
  • Reached 7,026 individuals in local schools and community organizations

CALM’S Current Clients

Breakdown by Program

  • 35% are children recovering from abuse, neglect or exposure to domestic violence
  • 30% are children under 6 years old in treatment to promote optimum development or support trauma recovery
  • 20% are parents learning positive discipline to prevent abuse
  • 15% are adults addressing their own history of trauma

Types of Abuse in Santa Barbara County

  • Neglect 53.8%
  • Caretaker Absence/Incapacity 4%
  • Physical 22%
  • Emotional 12.3%
  • Sexual 7.8%

Substantiated Cases of Child Abuse and Neglect, by Age, in Santa Barbara County

  • Under 1: 11.5%
  • Ages 1-2: 13.6%
  • Ages 3-5: 18.3%
  • Ages 6-10: 30%
  • Ages 11-15: 21.5%
  • Ages 16-17: 5.4%