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Child Abuse

Child abuse and child neglect can come from a child's parents, guardians, teachers, health providers or other adults who have access to the child.  Child abuse can be either physical, such as hitting, slapping, sexual acts, malnutrition or burning, or it can be psychological, such as sexual contact, confinement, ignoring or bullying.

Child neglect is a form of child abuse resulting from a neglecting the normal and necessary needs of a child.  Child neglect can include not providing needed medical attention or medication, not providing proper nourishment, not allowing for normal child development, not providing a sanitary environment, not providing an adequate education, not providing for normal needs, not providing any special needs the child may have, etc.

Abuse or neglect is not confined just to poor families or single parents. It occurs across all classes of society and can happen in the nicest of homes.  A child who is subjected to abuse is more likely to abuse his or her children as an adult.

Child abuse is a serious crime and, if it is suspected, it should be reported to your State's child services agency immediately.

A child may not express that he or she is being abused to others.  Therefore, it is important to be aware of the symptoms that child abuse is occurring.  The following may be signs of child abuse and should be investigated if they are seen in a child:

  • Excessive or persistent bruising
  • Scars or burns
  • Unexplained injuries
  • Emotional withdrawal
  • Appearance of promiscuity
  • Preoccupation with sex
  • Fear of parents or guardian
  • Violence or aggressiveness
  • Speech problems
  • Extreme shyness
  • Uncleanliness or unkempt
  • Unhealthiness
  • Signs of lice or fleas
  • Stunted emotional growth
  • Lack of energy
  • Extremely thin
  • Appearance of influence of drugs
  • Rarely seen outside of home or school

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Press Herald Man on probation for child abuse in Maine may have fled to Florida Press Herald AUBURN Less than a week after he was convicted and sentenced for child abuse, a former Florida man is wanted back in court. Laquavius Hudson. Laquavius Hudson, 21, failed to report to his probation officer on March 6, probation officer Nicole Lenda and more raquo

Covington Parents Charged In Suspected Child Abuse WLWTTV WLWT Cincinnati
WLWT Cincinnati Covington parents charged in suspected child abuse WLWT TV WLWT Cincinnati Two Covington, Kentucky, parents face child abuse charges. and more raquo

Man Indicted On 20 Assault, Child Abuse Charges Sioux Falls Argus Leader
Sioux Falls Argus Leader Man indicted on 20 assault, child abuse charges Sioux Falls Argus Leader A Sioux Falls man was indicted on 20 domestic assault and child abuse charges this week after court documents say he threw a pregnant woman on the ground, hit her and attempted to strangle her. Peyton Michael Ledbetter, 20, was indicted on four counts Woman accused of injecting children with meth, letting men sexually assault all 77 news articles raquo

Should We Try To Predict Child Abuseand Proactively Prevent It Medscape
Medscape Should We Try to Predict Child Abuse and Proactively Prevent It Medscape Hi. I39m Art Caplan. I run the Division of Medical Ethics at the NYU School of Medicine. A really interesting study appeared in the journal Pediatrics recently. It was a study in New Zealand of risk factors determinative of child abuse. Researchers put Child Abuse Neglect Councils rely on CPPC WCSH WLBZ all 3 news articles raquo

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Facts of Law about child abuse

Facts of Law - Child Abuse