Taking Control of Our Health

In honor of National Women’s Health Week, the First Lady of Fitness (and okay, the United States) tells us why we all need to stand up for our well-being

By Michelle Obama

Taking Control of Our Health In honor of National Women’s Health Week, the First Lady of Fitness (and okay, the United States) tells us why we all need to stand up for our well-being

As women, we’re used to hearing about fitness in terms of inches and dress sizes. We may know better, but we’re up against near-constant reminders and pressures to look good and take shortcuts to get there.

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Child Abuse & Neglect Investigations

Recognizing Child Abuse

Pennsylvania’s Child Protective Service Law defines abuse as non-accidental serious physical or mental injury, sexual abuse or exploitation, or serious physical neglect caused by the acts or missions of the parent or caretaker.

 

Reporting Child Abuse

If you think a child has been abused, contact CHILDLINE at 1-800-932-0313. Childline is Pennsylvania’s toll-free number for reporting suspected child abuse. All reports are confidential and referred for investigation.

Helpful Information When Making A Report:

  • Name and physical description of the child
  • Age or approximate age range of the child
  • Name home address and telephone number of legal guardian or parent of the child
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What Is Child Abuse?

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  • Approximately 1 in 4 girls are sexually abused by the time they reach the age of 18. For boys, the rate is about 1 in 6.
  • Child abusers are usually family members, friends or babysitters. Cases of abuse by a stranger are very rare.
  • The highest victimization rate was for children aged 0-3.

What is Child Abuse?

There are primarily three types of child abuse; sexual, physical and neglect:

Sexual abuse occurs when predators use children for sexual gratification or expose them to sexual activities. Sexual abuse includes oral sex and vaginal or anal penetration, but it also More >