Child Abuse & Neglect

By: Catherine Lopez

What is Child Abuse & Neglect?

-Physical abuse: Physical punishment so severe that it leaves marks, bruises, scars, or fractures.

-Physical neglect: the failure to provide the necessities of life for a child. This includes the lack of medical care, inadequate nourishment, inappropriate clothing, lack of supervision, and inadequate housing.

-Sexual abuse: Child sexual abuse is the exploitation of a child for the sexual gratification of an adult or any significant older person. It is called incest if it occurs between family members. It can include a variety of behaviors such as fondling, verbal stimulation and pornography and many more violent behaviors such as rape.

-Emotional abuse and neglect: Sometimes emotional abuse is not what is done but what isn't done. Children who receive no love, support, or guidance may carry those scars into adulthood.

What people can do?

Physical, Emotional, and Sexual abuse

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