Child Abuse Prevention

Tuolumne County exhibits a higher rate of substantiated child abuse cases than the state. In many homes with either domestic violence or child abuse cases, it is likely that both types of abuse are occurring. Children who are abused and neglected often develop emotional, behavioral, and addiction problems, and have difficulty in social setting and in doing well in school.

young_girlThe YES Partnership collaborates with local agencies and programs working to prevent child abuse and promote healthy families and parenting. The collaborative works to provide community members with knowledge and resources. Efforts include: awareness campaigns, education about the signs of child abuse, and assistance in accessing available resources. The YES Partnership supports activities that strive to strengthen our community’s role in helping children to grow up in a safe environment.