Child Health, Safety, and Well-being

 Child Violence and Negligence

Last Updated: January 13, 2021

​Did you know?

NEGLECT is by far the most common form of child maltreatment. 75% of maltreated children have been neglected nutritionally, medically, and/or emotionally.

More than 1 in 6 high school students reported being cyberbullied in the last year.

Child Maltreatment is by family member(s)/caretaker(s) External Link and includes several forms of ABUSE (physical, sexual, and emotional), as well as NEGLECT. It is associated with developmental delay, lower school achievement, juvenile delinquency, substance abuse, mental health problems, and long-term physical, social, and emotional problems - even death. What can you do? Report it!

  • If you are concerned about a possible maltreatment situation, contact the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline External Link, a 24-hour hotline at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453). All calls are confidential.
  • Army resources: for a Service Member's child, Army installations offer social and behavioral advocates that can be found by searching for "child abuse" and applying filters in the Army's Community Resource Guide External Link.
  • For a non-Service Member's child, you may call 911 or your local police.

Bullying is violence on a child by other children/teenagers including physical abuse (hitting, kicking, and tripping or damaging property) and/or verbal abuse (name-calling and teasing, spreading rumors, leaving out of a group). Done through phones/computers, it's called electronic bullying or cyberbullying.

Is your child being bullied - or being a bully? Click HERE External Link for resources.