Tag Archives: child abuse statistics

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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Understanding emotional child abuse – risks, signs, prevention

Emotional child abuse (or psychological abuse) is a wide range of parents’ or caregivers’ behaviors that systematically maltreat children’s psyche and seriously impair their normal psychological and emotional development. This type of child maltreatment might be the cruelest of them all in terms of persistency and severity of consequences. Emotional...
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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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