We are blessed in America to have venues, almost in every county around the U.S. of America, that will protect and help children as well as women from Abuse and Violence. With that said, we shouldn’t forget that abuse can also happen against men by women too. But for now, our concerns should be to protect our children, the next generation that will uphold the constitution of our beautiful country and the well being of it’s citizens. To do so we must stop Domestic Abuse in every form that exists within our households, if we do so, much attention will be spent on raising our children correctly and preventing child abuse.
What is Domestic Abuse?
Domestic abuse is an ongoing pattern of controlling behaviors used to physically, emotionally, sexually, and psychologically exert power over a current or former intimate partner or family member. Here is a diagram explaining or showing the cyclical nature of the abuse. http://dapdc.org/what.html
Abuse is often cyclical in nature and will not go away. It usually gets worse and increases in frequency over time.
Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County has 24 hour hotline that will help families. Abuse is NEVER your fault. go here to learn more http://dapdc.org/services.html
In every state of our beautiful America there are Human Service Departments; within these departments there are services specifically designed to help Children and Youth who are abuse and neglected. (CYS) Children and Youth Services investigates all allegations of child abuse and neglect, as mandated by state law, including allegations of intra-familial child sexual abuse. In all cases, the mission of CYS is to provide for the immediate safety and protection of children, to keep children with their own families whenever possible, to provide temporary, substitute care for children when necessary and to reunite children with their families as quickly as possible after placement. CYS provides a wide range of services to abused and neglected children from birth to age 18, and their families. CYS also provides services to adolescents who are at severe risk due to their behavior or that of their parent. http://www.co.delaware.pa.us/humanservices/childyouth.html Two regional CYS offices serve Delaware County families according to the school district in which the child resides. The exception is the Child Sexual Abuse Center, which serves the entire county.
- Upper Darby Office: 610-713-2000
- Chester Office: 610-447-1000
- Sexual Abuse Center: 610-891-5258
We all have obligations to raise our children right, to give our children a chance to have better lives than we have experienced; and it all start with us stopping Domestic Abuses so that our Children can be protected also from Abuses and neglect.