Tag Archives: child abuse statistics United States

Child sexual abuse – horrors of the least reported child maltreatment

Child sexual abuse is any touching or non-touching sexual activity between a child and an adult. It’s the least reported type of abuse; victims suffer from fear, guilt, denial, withdrawal, post traumatic stress, “sleeper effect” and other mechanisms of coping with molestation, so diagnosing and proving child sexual abuse is often...
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Child neglect in U.S. – tragic facts about abused children

Child neglect is defined as continued failure to provide care and attention for a child’s needs (EX: food, clothing, shelter, medical care, education, love or protection from physical or emotional harm). Neglect is the most common type of child maltreatment. Types of child neglect -Physical neglect: the child’s life or physical...
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