It can be scary to admit that your child is being abused, but speaking up is one of the bravest and best things you can do.
Unfortunately, child abuse is all too common. This includes physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, or a child witnessing violence. Child abuse occurs in every community, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, or other variables. It can be scary to admit, “My child is being abused,” but speaking up is one of the bravest and best things you can do.
Here in Davidson County, North Carolina, you can reach out to us here at The Dragonfly House Children’s Advocacy Center. We have all the resources needed to help victims of abuse under one roof. Our trained, licensed, and certified staff of therapists, doctors, nurses, advocates, and forensic interviewers are standing by to help. Once you tell us that you child is being abused, or even if you just suspect that a child has been abused, we will work tirelessly to investigate the situation and protect the child from further trauma.
Reporting known or suspected abuse is one of the best ways to protect a child and to keep the abuse from recurring. Our center is nationally accredited through the National Children’s Alliance. We have extensive experience working with schools, law enforcement, and social services to get children the help they need. Abuse can have long-term devastating effects, but interventions can help a child cope with their experiences, move forward, and overcome their trauma. Saying “My child is being abused” is a critical first step. We want to help build hope, healing and real change in our community and beyond. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us today.