Most of us know the signs of physical abuse, such as bruising or open wounds. But mental scars are harder to identify. And even when we do identify these signs, it can then leave us confused about what we can do to stop it.
Recognize that most children who suffer physical or sexual abuse — about 95% — do so at the hands of someone they know. It’s the neighbor, teacher, coach, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, fathers, mothers and grandparents that are abusing children.