Delaware County Children’s Special Advocacy Network

Child Abuse

The Delaware County Children’s Special Advocacy Network (DCCSAN) brings together, in one location, a Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) of child abuse professionals who work together, conducting joint forensic interviews and making team decisions about the investigation, treatment, management and prosecution of child abuse cases.

What Is It?

One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before age 18. One in five children receive a sexual solicitation while on the Internet – most never tell. An estimated 906,000 children are victims of child abuse and neglect each year. Statistics tell us that four children in the U.S. die each day as a result.

At DCCSAN we define child abuse as either being child sexual abuse, child physical abuse, or child neglect. To learn more about the manifestations of these abuse patterns and the steps that you should follow if a child makes a disclosure of abuse click here.

Report It Now!

State law requires that every health care professional, teacher, and every other person who has reason to believe that a child under 18 is being abused or neglected, or is in danger of being abused or neglected, must report the suspicion of abuse to the OKDHS. Reporting child abuse.