Addressing Child Abuse

Child Abuse—Information and Resources

What is child abuse?

What is domestic violence?

How can I protect my child from sexual abuse?

My spouse is abusing me or my children. What should I do?

I have discovered that my child is being sexually abused. What should I do?

I know of child abuse happening in another family. What should I do?

Child discipline and training

Please note: HSLDA does not endorse any particular method of child discipline. However, we believe that methods relying exclusively on corporal punishment can be harmful to children. The following resources represent a variety of possible discipline approaches.

  • How to Really Love Your Child, D. Ross Campbell, M.D.
  • Boundaries with Kids: How Healthy Choices Grow Healthy Children, Henry Cloud and John Townsend
  • The New Strong-Willed Child: Birth through Adolescence, Dr. James Dobson
  • Parenting by The Book: Biblical Wisdom for Raising Your Child, John Rosemond

Visit for further resources on these topics. To speak with Focus on the Family Help Center counselors, call 1-855-771-HELP (4357), Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. Mountain Time.

Note: The listing of any resource does not signify endorsement by HSLDA.