The Issue of Child Abuse

Every year more than 3 million reports of child abuse are made in the United States. Child abuse is when a parent or caregiver, whether through action or failing to act, causes injury, death, emotional harm or risk of serious harm to a child. Reporting abuse of people unable to help themselves is encouraged and commendable. Click on the link below to learn about signs of abuse and how to report it.


The Issue of Elder Abuse

Elder abuse can include neglect, physical, emotional, financial, or sexual abuse.

It is up to all of us to prevent and report suspected abuse. 


Click on the link below for more information on elder abuse and the signs of elder abuse everyone should know. 


Welcome to Polk County, Wisconsin               Department of Children and Families website!



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Polk County Children and Families Department

100 Polk County Plaza

Ste 50

Balsam Lake WI 54810


Phone: 715-485-8400

FAX:      715-485-8490



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