Child Abuse

What is child abuse?

Child abuse is when a parent or caregiver, whether through action or failing to act, causes injury, death, emotional harm...

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Physical Abuse

Physical abuse of a child is when a parent or caregiver causes any non-accidental physical injury to a child. There are many...

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Sexual abuse

Sexual abuse occurs when an adult uses a child for sexual purposes or involves a child in sexual acts. It also includes when...

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Emotional abuse

When a parent or caregiver harms a child’s mental and social development, or causes severe emotional harm, it is considered...

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Child Neglect

Child neglect is when a parent or caregiver does not give the care, supervision, affection and support needed for a child’s...

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Myths and facts about Child Abuse And Neglect

MYTH #1: It's only abuse if it's violent.
Fact: Physical abuse is just one type of child abuse. Neglect and emotional...

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Effects of child abuse and neglect

All types of child abuse and neglect leave lasting scars. Some of these scars might be physical, but emotional scarring...

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Risk factors for child abuse and neglect

While child abuse and neglect occurs in all types of families—even in those that look happy from the outside—children...

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Reporting abuse in your home or in child custody situations

Witnessing abuse in your own home or suspecting abuse in a custody situation brings its own set of challenges and concerns...

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10 Signs of Child Abuse

You can become aware of child abuse by recognizing the signs. Here are 10 signs that can help.

  1. Unexplained...

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