CALENDAR YEAR 2016
8,892 children subject to abuse or neglect.
Of those children:
o 7,452 were subject of “founded” abuse
o 1,440 were subject of a “confirmed” abuse. A “confirmed” abuse is minor, isolated, and not likely to re-occur, and the perpetrator is not placed on the child abuse registry.
51 percent of abused or neglected children were age 5 or younger (slightly increased compare with last year).
Of all child abuse or neglect:
o 71 percent was neglect (denial of critical care), a decrease from prior years
o 10 percent was physical
o 6 percent was sexual
o 11 percent was presence of illegal drugs in body
What should mentors do?
•If you suspect that a child is being abused…
–Remain calm and non-judgmental
–Listen, do not interrogate
–Report the abuse
–Clear program policy for reporting for mentors includes staff contact and DHS info
Confidentiality and Reporting
To report suspected child abuse or neglect:
IA Hotline Number 800-362-2178
What happens when you make a report?
Mentor Resource Library - Kognito Interactive Suicide Risk Awareness
Partnership with Community Experts
•Project Harmony’s trainings
May 10 Peer Share Call
Match Support: Challenging Matches
April 19 and April 25