What is child abuse?|
Newsday News, Sunday, April 20th, 2008
Child Abuse Background
Child Abuse is defined as any act or inaction on the part of a parent or caregiver which results in the neglect, physical harm, sexual abuse or sexual exploitation of a child, 18 years and under. This is according to information provided by the Ministry of Social Development.
There are long term implications for children who have been abused. They often experience emotional and psycholigcal trauma that haunts them years after the physical wounds have healed.
There are four major types of Child Abuse:
Warning Signs of Child Abuse:
What should I do if a child indicates that she/he has been abused or is being abused:
Child Abuse Background|
Child abuse is defined as the mistreatment of a young child or young person under 18 years.
In keeping with the thrust toward recognising and providing assistance to abused children, the Ministry of Social Development has produced three pamphlets—Abuse, Incest and Our Children...Our Future.
Child abuse can take the form of:
How do I know if a child is being abused?
What to do when a child says he/she has been abused?
— Compiled by Michelle Loubon