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USCCB Promise to Protect Pledge to Heal logoThe Office of Safeguard the Children of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles provides ongoing support, education, training, and resources to help prevent child sexual abuse and to address children’s safety in our parishes, schools, homes and communities.

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Did You Know?

Published 5/14/2018

Some signs of abuse are too obvious to hide. Unexplained bruises and injuries may indicate abuse at home, and children who are close to a victim may notice these injuries more quickly than an adult, because they spend more time together. Children also share secrets with each other, and if a child is being abused, he/she may be more comfortable confiding in a close friend than an adult. It is important to talk to children about the signs of abuse, and encourage them to talk to you. To watch a video on this topic go to: