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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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FOX 29 1 of 3 charged in San Antonio child abuse case enters plea Fox News SAN ANTONIO One of three people accused of injuring children at a San Antonio house has pleaded guilty. Porucha Phillips agreed to a 50 year prison sentence in return for her guilty pleas to charges of injury to a child and serious bodily injury to a DA continues to push for change in child abuse lawsFOX 29 Texas woman gets 50 years for leaving children chained, tied up in Dallas News blog all 7 news articles raquo

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Bakersfield Now Acquitted of child abuse, Bakersfield father files civil rights complaint Bakersfield Now A Bakersfield man who spent two years in jail before being acquitted of child abuse filed a legal claim against the city of Bakersfield on Monday, seeking money and more raquo

Department Of Health Ends Funding For Oklahoma Child Abuse Kfor.com
kfor.com Department of Health ends funding for Oklahoma Child Abuse kfor.com OKLAHOMA CITY While lawmakers are still struggling to come to a compromise on a budget, an Oklahoma agency announced that it is ending funding for Oklahoma Health Dept. ends funding for child abuse prevention KOCO Oklahoma City all 4 news articles raquo

Faith Child Abuse Seminar Set For Island Valley Morning Star
Faith child abuse seminar set for Island Valley morning Star Blue Sunday is one of several sponsors of the Nov. 10 Faith Summit on South Padre Island which will offer speakers and resources to help churches join in the battle against child abuse and neglect. Anyone who works with children in the faith community

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