Child abuse and neglect is a difficult situation to deal with. It can take place in the home, school, church, care facilities, etc. When violence involves children, the most important thing you can do is tell somebody, whether it is a person close to the family experiencing the abuse or to the appropriate authorities. Not saying something to someone will not solve the problem. Children and teenagers do not have the choice of moving out to avoid or ignore confrontation. It is up to adults to be active bystanders to the situation.
Child abuse and neglect have the potential to inflict lifelong effects for victims, including their well-being. Although their physical wounds may heal, there are a number of long-term consequences after experiencing traumatic abuse and/or neglect. Childhood trauma can cause cognitive delays, emotional difficulties as well as negatively affecting nervous systems and immune system development.
Do not think abuse is restricted to the home; children can be physically and emotionally abused by teachers and others in a position of power they come in contact with outside of the home.
Let Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP Help Protect You or Your Loved One
In order to prevent the abuse and neglect of children, our community needs widespread support from each and every member. Remember, you could be the reason someone decides to do something nice for children.
If you believe you, a friend, a family member or anyone under the age of 18 has been abused (either physically or mentally) or neglected, saying nothing will not help your/their situation; speak up and say something. Our Syracuse child abuse lawyers at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP® are dedicated to helping members of the community with their legal rights. Contact us today for a free consultation and find out what we can do to assist you.
Call us today at (315) 529-1010, or toll-free, 24/7 at 1.800.LAW.1010® (1-800-529-1010).