Abuse

Abuse

When children are treated in ways that hurt them physically or emotionally, they may be abused or neglected. Child abuse and neglect are defined in both Federal and State laws.

This section includes information about:

  • child abuse
  • child neglect
  • domestic abuse
  • emotional abuse
  • Munchausen syndrome by proxy
  • physical abuse
  • sexual abuse
  • shaken baby syndrome
  • shelters
  • verbal abuse

Visit these websites for more information:

Child Abuse - The Hidden Bruises - American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Child Abuse Learning Center - Childhelp USA

Child Sexual Abuse - American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Facts for Families - American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Parenting the Sexually Abused Child - National Adoption Information Clearinghouse (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Responding To Child Sexual Abuse - American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Shaken Baby Syndrome Information Page - National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

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