Important Updates

A new policy — SPG 601.91 Clery Act Compliance — outlines the expectations of the U-M Division of Public Safety and Security and employees designated as CSAs in the university’s compliance with the Clery Act.  Adults working with minors have been identified as CSAs and must complete the mandatory training annually in addition to the required CoC training modules. Any questions related to Clery training requirements can be directed to CleryAct-Compliance@umich.edu.

What is Child Abuse?

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Purpose
  • Define child abuse
  • Identify indicators or signs of child abuse
  • Understand reporting requirements
  • Provide support and assistance for intervention and referrals

What is Child Abuse?

Harm or threatened harm to a child’s health or welfare by a parent, legal guardian or any other adult responsible for the child’s health and welfare


Scope

  • 676,000 children are estimated to have suffered from maltreatment during 2012
    • 75% neglect
    • 18% physical abuse
    • 8.5% sexual abuse
  • 78%

    Child fatalities caused by parents

  • 70%

    Child fatalities younger than three years old

  • 1640

    Estimated to have died as a result of abuse and neglect

  • Over 512,000 perpetrators were reported nationally
  • 82% of perpetrators were between the ages of 18–44 years
  • More than half the perpetrators were women
  • Over 80% of perpetrators were parents

Source:
Child Maltreatment 2016
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services