- the physical or emotional or sexual mistreatment of children
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The deliberate injury of a child. Child abuse can take several forms: neglect (including failure to provide adequate shelter, food, or medical treatment), physical abuse (including beating and...
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Our Child abuse Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Child abuse Child abuse: Child abuse is a very complex and dangerous set of problems that include child neglect and the physical, emotional, and sexual abuse of children. Although most people think first of physical abuse when they hear the term, physical a
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Abuse of children in a family, institutional, or other setting. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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the physical or emotional or sexual mistreatment of children
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the nonaccidental use of physical force or a nonaccidental act of omission by a parent or other custodian responsible for the care of a child. Acts of omission include malnutrition and other kinds of neglect through ignorance as well as deliberate withholding from the child of necessary and basic physical care, such as me...
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the willful infliction of pain and suffering on children through physical, sexual, or emotional mistreatment. Prior to the 1970s the term child abuse ... [7 related articles]
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Type: Term Definitions: 1. the psychological, emotional, and sexual abuse of a child, typically by a parent, stepparent, or parent surrogate. See: domestic violence
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Any act that is not accidental and is intended to harm a child's welfare, mental health or physical health. Child abuse is committed by parents, guardians, teachers or other adults. Child abuse is a punishable crime and social services will investigate any reported or suspicious cases. Narrower term(s): Child Abuse Assessment Broader term(s): Ab...
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child abuse, physical, sexual, or emotional maltreatment or neglect of children by parents, guardians, or others responsible for a child's welfare. Physical abuse is characterized by physical injury, usually inflicted as a result of a beating or inappropriately harsh discipline. Sexual abuse include...
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Defined by state statutes. Usually occurs when a parent purposefully harms a child.
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The deliberate injury of a child. Child abuse can take several forms: neglect (including failure to provide adequate shelter, food, or medical treatment), physical abuse (including beating and poisoning), emotional abuse (including verbal abuse), and sexual abuse. In practice, a child is often subject to more than one form of abuse. In 1994, 1,...
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Child abuse is the physical, sexual or emotional maltreatment or neglect of a child or children. In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department for Children and Families (DCF) define child maltreatment as any act or series of acts of commission or omission by a parent or other caregiver that results i
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Injuries to the skin are amongst the most common indicators that a child has been physically abused. These injuries may burns and bruises. Intentionally inflicted injuries are often in characteristic locations, patterns, and shapes that help differentiate them from accidental injury. The ability to recognize these types of infl
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