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Child Abuse



 Abuse is mental. What is Abuse? . emotional. physical or sexual injury to a child or failure to prevent such injury to a child.

    physical abuse sexual abuse emotional abuse neglect Four Types of Child Abuse .

Inflicted physical injury most often represents unreasonable. Physical Abuse . is the most visible form of abuse and may be defined as any act which results in a non-accidental trauma or physical injury. Physical abuse. severe corporal punishment or unjustifiable punishment. which is 19% of all substantiated cases of child abuse.

especially cigarette burns or immersion burns unexplained fractures.      unexplained bruises (in various stages of healing) welts. bald spots unexplained burns. human bite marks. lacerations or abrasions swollen areas evidence of delayed or inappropriate treatment for injuries Physical Indicators .

behavioral extremes arrives at school early or stays late as if afraid to be at home chronic runaway (adolescent) complains of soreness or moves uncomfortably wears clothing inappropriate to weather.       self destructive withdrawn and/or aggressive . to cover body bizarre explanation of injuries Behavioral Indicators .

 Neglect is a pattern of failing to provide for a child's basic needs. In child neglect. What is neglect? . to the extent that the child’s physical and/or psychological well-being are damaged or endangered. the parents or caregivers are simply choosing not to do their job.

medical care. clothing. Leaving a child in a situation where the child is at risk of harm. shelter. Neglect includes:   Failure to provide a child with food. Child Neglect .

   Physical Educational Emotional There are three basic types of neglect. .

Reckless disregard for the child’s safety. leaving a baby unattended. clothing. Refusal to provide or delay in providing necessary health care for the child. drunk driving with kids in the car. Abandoning children without providing for their care or expelling children from the home without arranging for their care. Physical . such as inattention to hazards in the home. or hygiene.    Failure to provide adequate food.

   Failure to enroll a child in school Permitting or causing a child to miss too many days of school Refusal to follow up on obtaining services for a child’s special educational needs Educational .

     Inadequate nurturing or affection Exposure of the child to spousal abuse Permitting a child to drink alcohol or use recreational drugs Failure to intervene when the child demonstrates antisocial behavior Refusal of or delay in providing necessary psychological care Emotional .

troublesome. offensive body odor Indicators of hunger: asking for or stealing food. left in a car Colds. eating too fast or too much when food is provided for a group Apparent lack of supervision: wandering alone. failure to thrive. and/or not suitable for the weather Unwashed appearance. ill-fitting. home alone. ragged. chronic tiredness In schoolchildren. withdrawal In babies. frequent absence or lateness. fevers. infected cuts. or rashes left untreated.       Clothes that are dirty. disruptive behavior or its opposite. failure to relate to other people or to surroundings Signs of Neglect . going through trash for food.

   Verbal Abuse Withholding Affection Extreme Punishment Emotional Abuse .

  Belittling or shaming the child: name-calling." Habitual blaming: telling the child that everything is his or her fault." "a mistake. Verbal Abuse ." "worthless. telling the child he or she is “no good. making negative comparisons to others.

  Ignoring or disregarding the child Lack of affection and warmth: Failure to hug. express love for the child Withholding Affection . praise.

 These are actions that are meant to isolate and terrorize a child. Extreme Punishment . such as tying the child to a fixture or piece of furniture or locking a child in a closet or dark room.