http://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=442Fitango EducationHealth TopicsChild Abuse
1OverviewChild abuse is doing something or failing to dosomething that results in harm to a child or puts achild at risk o...
2OverviewMost abused children suffer greater emotionalthan physical damage. An abused child maybecome depressed. He or she...
3Recognizing child abuseThe first step in helping abused or neglectedchildren is learning to recognize the signs of childa...
4Recognizing child abuseIf you do suspect a child is being harmed, reportingyour suspicions may protect the child and get ...
5Recognizing child abuseFor more information about where and how to filea report, contact your local child protectiveservi...
6Recognizing child abuse**The Child:**-- Shows sudden changes in behavior or schoolperformance-- Has not received help for...
7Recognizing child abuse**The Child:**-- Has learning problems (or difficultyconcentrating) that cannot be attributed to s...
8Recognizing child abuse**The Child:**-- Comes to school or other activities early, stayslate, and does not want to go hom...
9Recognizing child abuse**The Child:**-- Asks teachers or other caregivers to use harshphysical discipline if the child mi...
10Recognizing child abuse**The Child:**-- Looks primarily to the child for care, attention,and satisfaction of emotional n...
11Recognizing child abuse**The Child:**-- State that they do not like each other
12Types of abuseThe following are some signs often associated withparticular types of child abuse and neglect:physical abu...
13Types of abuse**Signs of Physical Abuse**Consider the possibility of physical abuse when thechild:-- Has unexplained bur...
14Types of abuse**Signs of Physical Abuse**-- Seems frightened of the parents and protests orcries when it is time to go h...
15Types of abuse**Signs of Physical Abuse**-- Offers conflicting, unconvincing, or noexplanation for the childs injury-- D...
16Types of abuse**Signs of Neglect**Consider the possibility of neglect when the child:-- Is frequently absent from school...
17Types of abuse**Signs of Neglect**-- Lacks needed medical or dental care,immunizations, or glasses-- Is consistently dir...
18Types of abuse**Signs of Neglect**-- States that there is no one at home to providecareConsider the possibility of negle...
19Types of abuse**Signs of Neglect**-- Behaves irrationally or in a bizarre manner-- Is abusing alcohol or other drugs
20Types of abuse**Signs of Sexual Abuse**Consider the possibility of sexual abuse when thechild:-- Has difficulty walking ...
21Types of abuse**Signs of Sexual Abuse**-- Reports nightmares or bedwetting-- Experiences a sudden change in appetite-- D...
22Types of abuse**Signs of Sexual Abuse**-- Runs away-- Reports sexual abuse by a parent or anotheradult caregiverConsider...
23Types of abuse**Signs of Sexual Abuse**-- Is unduly protective of the child or severely limitsthe childs contact with ot...
24Types of abuse**Signs of Emotional Maltreatment**Consider the possibility of emotional maltreatmentwhen the child:-- Sho...
25Types of abuse**Signs of Emotional Maltreatment**-- Is either inappropriately adult (parenting otherchildren, for exampl...
26Types of abuse**Signs of Emotional Maltreatment**Consider the possibility of emotional maltreatmentwhen **the parent or ...
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Child abuse is doing something or failing to do something that results in harm to a child or puts a child at risk of harm. Child abuse can be physical, sexual or emotional. Neglect, or not providing for a child's needs, is also a form of abuse.


Most abused children suffer greater emotional than physical damage. An abused child may become depressed. He or she may withdraw, think of suicide or become violent. An older child may use drugs or alcohol, try to run away or abuse others.


Child abuse is a serious problem. If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, call the police or your local child welfare agency.

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Child Abuse

  1. 1. http://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=442Fitango EducationHealth TopicsChild Abuse
  2. 2. 1OverviewChild abuse is doing something or failing to dosomething that results in harm to a child or puts achild at risk of harm. Child abuse can be physical,sexual or emotional. Neglect, or not providing for achilds needs, is also a form of abuse.
  3. 3. 2OverviewMost abused children suffer greater emotionalthan physical damage. An abused child maybecome depressed. He or she may withdraw, thinkof suicide or become violent. An older child mayuse drugs or alcohol, try to run away or abuseothers.Child abuse is a serious problem. If you suspect achild is being abused or neglected, call the policeor your local child welfare agency.
  4. 4. 3Recognizing child abuseThe first step in helping abused or neglectedchildren is learning to recognize the signs of childabuse and neglect. The presence of a single signdoes not prove child abuse is occurring in a family,but a closer look at the situation may be warrantedwhen these signs appear repeatedly or incombination.
  5. 5. 4Recognizing child abuseIf you do suspect a child is being harmed, reportingyour suspicions may protect the child and get helpfor the family. Any concerned person can reportsuspicions of child abuse and neglect. Some people(typically certain types of professionals) arerequired by law to make a report of childmaltreatment under specific circumstances—theseare called mandatory reporters. For moreinformation, see the Child Welfare InformationGateway publication, Mandatory Reporters ofChild Abuse and Neglect.
  6. 6. 5Recognizing child abuseFor more information about where and how to filea report, contact your local child protectiveservices agency or police department. Anadditional resource for information and referral isthe Childhelp® National Child Abuse Hotline(800.4.A.CHILD).**Recognizing Child Abuse**The following signs may signal the presence ofchild abuse or neglect.
  7. 7. 6Recognizing child abuse**The Child:**-- Shows sudden changes in behavior or schoolperformance-- Has not received help for physical or medicalproblems brought to the parents attention
  8. 8. 7Recognizing child abuse**The Child:**-- Has learning problems (or difficultyconcentrating) that cannot be attributed to specificphysical or psychological causes-- Is always watchful, as though preparing forsomething bad to happen-- Lacks adult supervision-- Is overly compliant, passive, or withdrawn
  9. 9. 8Recognizing child abuse**The Child:**-- Comes to school or other activities early, stayslate, and does not want to go home**The Parent:**-- Shows little concern for the child-- Denies the existence of—or blames the childfor—the childs problems in school or at home
  10. 10. 9Recognizing child abuse**The Child:**-- Asks teachers or other caregivers to use harshphysical discipline if the child misbehaves-- Sees the child as entirely bad, worthless, orburdensome-- Demands a level of physical or academicperformance the child cannot achieve
  11. 11. 10Recognizing child abuse**The Child:**-- Looks primarily to the child for care, attention,and satisfaction of emotional needs**The Parent and Child:**-- Rarely touch or look at each other-- Consider their relationship entirely negative
  12. 12. 11Recognizing child abuse**The Child:**-- State that they do not like each other
  13. 13. 12Types of abuseThe following are some signs often associated withparticular types of child abuse and neglect:physical abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, andemotional abuse. It is important to note, however,that these types of abuse are more typically foundin combination than alone. A physically abusedchild, for example, is often emotionally abused aswell, and a sexually abused child also may beneglected.
  14. 14. 13Types of abuse**Signs of Physical Abuse**Consider the possibility of physical abuse when thechild:-- Has unexplained burns, bites, bruises, brokenbones, or black eyes-- Has fading bruises or other marks noticeableafter an absence from school
  15. 15. 14Types of abuse**Signs of Physical Abuse**-- Seems frightened of the parents and protests orcries when it is time to go home-- Shrinks at the approach of adults-- Reports injury by a parent or another adultcaregiverConsider the possibility of physical abuse when**the parent or other adult caregiver:**
  16. 16. 15Types of abuse**Signs of Physical Abuse**-- Offers conflicting, unconvincing, or noexplanation for the childs injury-- Describes the child as "evil," or in some othervery negative way-- Uses harsh physical discipline with the child-- Has a history of abuse as a child
  17. 17. 16Types of abuse**Signs of Neglect**Consider the possibility of neglect when the child:-- Is frequently absent from school-- Begs or steals food or money
  18. 18. 17Types of abuse**Signs of Neglect**-- Lacks needed medical or dental care,immunizations, or glasses-- Is consistently dirty and has severe body odor-- Lacks sufficient clothing for the weather-- Abuses alcohol or other drugs
  19. 19. 18Types of abuse**Signs of Neglect**-- States that there is no one at home to providecareConsider the possibility of neglect when **theparent or other adult caregiver:**-- Appears to be indifferent to the child-- Seems apathetic or depressed
  20. 20. 19Types of abuse**Signs of Neglect**-- Behaves irrationally or in a bizarre manner-- Is abusing alcohol or other drugs
  21. 21. 20Types of abuse**Signs of Sexual Abuse**Consider the possibility of sexual abuse when thechild:-- Has difficulty walking or sitting-- Suddenly refuses to change for gym or toparticipate in physical activities
  22. 22. 21Types of abuse**Signs of Sexual Abuse**-- Reports nightmares or bedwetting-- Experiences a sudden change in appetite-- Demonstrates bizarre, sophisticated, or unusualsexual knowledge or behavior-- Becomes pregnant or contracts a venerealdisease, particularly if under age 14
  23. 23. 22Types of abuse**Signs of Sexual Abuse**-- Runs away-- Reports sexual abuse by a parent or anotheradult caregiverConsider the possibility of sexual abuse when**the parent or other adult caregiver:**
  24. 24. 23Types of abuse**Signs of Sexual Abuse**-- Is unduly protective of the child or severely limitsthe childs contact with other children, especiallyof the opposite sex-- Is secretive and isolated-- Is jealous or controlling with family members
  25. 25. 24Types of abuse**Signs of Emotional Maltreatment**Consider the possibility of emotional maltreatmentwhen the child:-- Shows extremes in behavior, such as overlycompliant or demanding behavior, extremepassivity, or aggression
  26. 26. 25Types of abuse**Signs of Emotional Maltreatment**-- Is either inappropriately adult (parenting otherchildren, for example) or inappropriately infantile(frequently rocking or head-banging, for example)-- Is delayed in physical or emotional development-- Has attempted suicide-- Reports a lack of attachment to the parent
  27. 27. 26Types of abuse**Signs of Emotional Maltreatment**Consider the possibility of emotional maltreatmentwhen **the parent or other adult caregiver:**-- Constantly blames, belittles, or berates the child-- Is unconcerned about the child and refuses toconsider offers of help for the childs problems-- Overtly rejects the child

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