Physical abuse to children happens in all types of situations, both in and out of the home. It happens at daycare, church, the after-school program, and in the foster home. It happens at school and on the bus. It happens frequently to kids because they are vulnerable, defenseless, and easily intimidated into not reporting the abuse.
We have represented children who have been physically abused. Contact us today to discuss your child’s case: 713-864-4000.
Physical abuse causes more than just bruises and cuts. It also causes deep emotional trauma that can last a lifetime. It teaches children that abuse is ok, and increases their risk for abusing others later in life. Outside of the home, abuse happens at places like foster homes and daycare centers.
In the United States, child abuse is at epidemic proportions. Among industrialized nations, the United States has one of the worst records–with 4 children per day dying as a result of abuse and neglect. As mentioned above, physical abuse has a ripple effect. In one study, 80% of 21-year-olds who reported childhood abuse met the criteria for at least one psychological disorder. Children who experience child abuse are roughly 9 times more likely to be come involved in criminal activity.
Our goal is to stop child abuse outside the home, and seek a financial recovery for abused children in order to help them with the counseling, training, and rehabilitation they may need in order to have a full, healthy life. We want to prevent them from becoming another adult statistic.
Please contact us for assistance if your child has suffered physical abuse while at a daycare center, after-school program, church, or other outside-the-home environment. We will review your child’s case for free, and will answer the questions you may have. Call us today at 713-864-4000.