Observe, Understand & Respond: the O.U.R. Children's Safety Project.
We don't like to think about it, but our kids who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are at a higher risk for both abuse and neglect. Like any children, they are at risk. As children who might not always be able to communicate easily and fluently, or understand the nuances of conversation with neighbors, caregivers, or strangers, they are at an even higher risk of being victims of someone, somewhere... If we can stop that cycle with even one child, one family... our efforts are more than worthwhile.