What is Emotional Abuse?

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What Is Emotional Abuse? Emotional abuse of a child is commonly defined as a pattern of behavior by parents or caregivers that can seriously interfere with a child’s cognitive, emotional, psychological or social development. Emotional abuse of a child – also referred to as psychological maltreatment – can include: Ignoring. Either physically or psychologically, the […]

What is Sexual Abuse?

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What is child sexual abuse? Child sexual abuse is any interaction between a child and an adult (or another child) in which the child is used for the sexual stimulation of the perpetrator or an observer. Sexual abuse can include both touching and non-touching behaviors. Touching behaviors may involve touching of the vagina, penis, breasts […]

What is Physical Abuse?

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What is child physical abuse? Physical abuse is the second most common form of child maltreatment. Legal definitions vary from state to state, but, broadly, child physical abuse is any physical act by a caregiver that results in a child being hurt or injured. The precise definition of child physical abuse varies among states, the […]