Community Education

Recognizing and Responding to Child Abuse

Child abuse is something no one wants to think about, much less talk about. But talking about it is one of our best weapons.

Adults play a critical role in protecting children. It is our responsibility - as teachers, parents, youth serving professionals, and concerned citizens - to educate ourselves on child abuse so that we respond appropriately if we suspect a child in danger.

MACA helps organizations and community members learn about the types of child abuse, how to recognize the warning signs, and steps you can take if you suspect a child is being abused.

Our 12 Children’s Advocacy Centers came together to compose a curriculum to distribute to our communities on recognizing and responding to child abuse. To learn more, contact MACA.