Child abuse includes physical, sexual, verbal or emotional abuse and neglect. Protecting children from abuse and neglect is a community responsibility. Most adults want to help but are unsure of how to get involved. Figuring out what to do can be a difficult and confusing process. If you think a child is being abused or neglected, you should report it as soon as you become aware of it.
Adult Protective Services
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Children who are emotionally abused may be more likely to experience migraines as young adults, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 68th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada, April 15 to 21, The link between migraine and abuse was stronger for emotional abuse than for physical or sexual abuse in the study. In the study, emotional abuse was assessed by asking, "How often did a parent or other adult caregiver say things that really hurt your feelings or made you feel like you were not wanted or loved? The study included data from 14, people age 24 to About 14 percent reported they had been diagnosed with migraines.
Emotional Abuse in Childhood May Mean Migraine Later
We investigate reports of abuse, neglect, dependency and exploitation, and in partnership with other local agencies, we find solutions to ensure children and the elderly safe, supportive living environments. We strive to strengthen families and keep them together, linking them to the services they need to ensure a safe environment for their children. But when this is not possible our caseworkers help to establish alternative living arrangements—with other family members, foster families or adoptive parents.
Skip to Main Content. Adult Protective Services About Lucas County Department of Job and Family Services are required to investigate and evaluate all reports of suspected abuse, neglect and exploitation of adults age 60 and older. These adults may be handicapped due to aging or they may have physical or mental impairments which prevent them from providing for their own care and protection. As the elderly population increases, reports of abuse, neglect and exploitation increase. Abuse means the infliction upon an adult by one's self or others of injury, unreasonable confinement, intimidation, or cruel punishment with resulting physical harm, pain or mental anguish.