5 Myths about Childhood Maltreatment

    April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, when organizations across the country come together to raise awareness about child abuse. Child abuse, or maltreatment, can take different forms, including neglect, psychological maltreatment, and physical or sexual abuse. Maltreatment can result in long-lasting negative consequences to children’s physical, psychological, behavioral, societal, and even biological development. During this month and throughout the year, Child Trends is dedicated to investigating the most effective ways to support families and reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect. Here, we debunk some common myths about child maltreatment.  Read more