What is Child Abuse
- Child abuse is more than bruises or broken bones. While physical abuse is shocking due to the scars it leaves, not all child abuse is as obvious. Ignoring children’s needs, putting them in unsupervised, dangerous situations, or making a child feel worthless or stupid are also child abuse.
Different Forms of Child Abuse
There are 4 types of child abuse.
- Physical Abuse- Injury resulting from physical aggression. Even if the injury was not intended, the act was could physical abuse.
- Sexual Abuse- Is any sexual act between an adult and a child, including penetration, intercourse, incest, rape, oral sex, and sodomy.
- Mental Abuse- Emotional abuse can be severely damage a child's mental health or social development, leaving lifelong psychological scars. Constant belittling, shaming, and humiliating a child are examples of mental abuse.
- Neglect- Child Neglect-a very common type of child abuse-is a pattern of failing to provide for a child basic needs, whether it be adequate food, clothing, hygiene, or super vision.
- Reach out to the police, to organization, to some one that can truly help you.
- If its happening at home tell a teacher, principle, and or guidance consular.
- Talking to child protective services is also a good way to get help if you are being abused.