What Is Child Abuse?




Child abuse is any act or omission that leads to the direct or indirect harm of a child’s wellbeing and healthy development. It comes in the forms of neglect, physical, emotional, or sexual abuse brought on by parents or caregivers at home, school, or in the community.







EMOTIONAL ABUSE


Emotional maltreatment of children is one of the most common forms of abuse practiced against children.


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NEGLECT


Negligence is defined as the failure of a parent, caregiver, or guardian to provide the basic needs and adequate care.


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PHYSICAL ABUSE


Physical abuse is caused by the infliction of a physical injury by a parent, caregiver or guardian.


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CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE


Sexual abuse occurs when an adult engages a child under the age of 18 in sexual activity.


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