Child Abuse and Neglect

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Child abuse is anything that hurts a child emotionally, sexually, or physically. Neglect can also be considered child abuse. Hurting a child—bringing pain upon a living, human being—is wrong in more ways than one.

Child abuse prevents children from forming healthy bonds with people. Seth Pollak, an assistant professor of psychology and psychiatry, conducted a harmless experiment where children, both abused and not, were asked to wear a cap to measure their brain stimuli for certain reactions to emotions. Long term problems caused by child abuse can be preventing the victims of being able to form healthy relationships with others including peers and adults.
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Look out for child abuse--it can happen to anyone you know, even yourself.