Child Abuse Information

Child abuse is defined by law as harm or threatened harm to a child's health and safety by a person responsible for the child. This can include: 

  • Physical Abuse: any non-accidental physical injury to a child under the age of 18.
  • Neglect: failure or omission to provide food, clothing, shelter, medical care, supervision, or special care made necessary by the physical or mental condition of the child.
  • Sexual Abuse or Exploitation: includes, but not limited to rape, incest, lewd or indecent acts or proposal, and allowing, permitting, or encouraging a child to engage in prostitution or pornography.
  • Emotional Abuse: mental injury from incessant rejecting, terrorizing, isolating, exploiting, corrupting, and denying emotional responsiveness.

  

The Saville Center brings together all the professionals and agencies needed to offer services: law enforcement, child protective services, prosecution, mental health, medical, and advocacy.

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Individuals often feel powerless when confronted with child abuse. However, one person can do something! The Saville Center has found a way for one person to make a lasting difference in an abused child's life - sponsorship!

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Saville Center Celebrates 20 years!
03.30.2018