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  • 1. Child Abuse
    Ingrid M. Pérez Fantauzzi
    EdrasRodríguez Rivera
    Ishairis Vargas García
    Ashley Delestre Vázquez
    Giselle Caban Rosa
  • 2. Child Abuse
    Child abuse is one of the forms of intrafamiliar violence. The concept refers to children that suffer occasionally or habitually from acts of physical, sexual or emotional violence. It also includes conducts like, to deprive them of affection.
    (n.d.). Retrieved from
  • 3. Types of Child Abuse
    Is to aggress directly a child. This abuse involves punching, burning, kicking, biting and others.
    Is a pattern of behavior that impairs a child’s emotional development. This may include criticism, threats or rejection, inadequate physical or mental care.
  • 4. Neglect
    Is defined as the absence of a parent to meet the basic needs of a child with food, clothing, shelter, medical care, and education.
    When the parents use strong language that is not appropriate for the child.
    Definitions of Child Abuse and Neglect. (n.d.). Child Welfare Information Gateway. Retrieved from
  • 5. Characteristics of abuse
    Significant changes in attitudes
    Fear of physical contact with adults
    Fear of being alone
    Not wanting to go to the bathroom
    School absences
    Imitation of the sexual act with mime and actions .
    (n.d.). Retrieved from
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  • 7. How can it be prevented?
    It is necessary to stop considering physical punishment to be something legitimate. It is necessary to change values, attitudes and beliefs.
    (n.d.). Retrieved from
  • 8. Child Abuse in Puerto Rico
    In Puerto Rico according to the Department of Family they receive more than 500 calls about child abuse daily. This is being compared to the state of Florida which have a 18.5 million population, that number is four times higher than the population of Puerto Rico which is 4 million. 
  • 9. Even with the huge population difference the statistic of child abuse are very similar. These facts about this statistic were revealed by the spokesman of the Department of the family Brenda Liz Gonzalez during on audience with the senate.
    (n.d.). Retrieved from
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