Pittsburgh Mercy Health System
A Child's Place at Mercy
Parents often feel responsible for protecting their children. However, people who prey on young children are people we would rarely expect to cause harm. Often they are people we trust and have close contact with our children, for example, family members, relatives, babysitters, teachers, and others who come in contact with children on a daily basis. Only a small percentage of child abuse is done by strangers.
Many times parents have a “gut feeling” or are concerned about their children’s behaviors or statements and don’t know where to turn. If you are one of these parents and live in the Greater Pittsburgh area, A Child's Place would be a good place to look for guidance and direction.
Resource Guide Web Site
We developed a resource guide for parents in the hope that you may be able to have a better, clearer plan of action after reading and reviewing the materials on this site.