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Emotional Abuse

What Is Emotional Abuse? Emotional abuse of a child is commonly defined as any behavior by parents or caregivers that affect a child’s cognitive, emotional, psychological or social development. Emotional abuse of a child is also known as psychological maltreatment.   Ways Emotional Abuse Can be Displayed A parent who is emotionally abusing a child…
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Neglect

What is Child Neglect? Neglect is a pattern of failing to provide for a child’s basic needs, to the extent that the child’s well-being is damaged. A child can be neglected in three (3) basic areas - physical, education, and emotional.   Physical Neglect Can be seen in the following ways: Failure to provide adequate…
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Physical Abuse

Explanation of Physical Abuse Have you ever gotten punished for doing something wrong? Stealing, cheating or lying- these things usually get us into trouble.  We may get ‘licks,’ get banned from watching television, or even get lines to write.  The punishment we get when we did something wrong is called discipline.  Usually, we learn our lesson,…
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Risk of Abuse

What makes me more likely to get abused? I DO NOT cause myself to become a victim of abuse.  Abuse occurs in many forms and by many persons.  The person who abuses does not look a certain way, so he/she could be anyone you pass on the street, in your community or someone on television. …
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