What is Child Abuse?

Abuse –  Child abuse is the commission of  acts of  emotional, physical and/or sexual abuse towards children.  Child abuse may co-occur with child negligence, but often occurs in much less overtly observable ways.  Often abused children are subjected to  emotionally abusive behaviors such as  coercion, threats and intimidation to keep them silent about other forms of abuse that they have suffered.

 

Learn how and where to report suspected child neglect or abuse in Colorado