Child Abuse and Neglect

Child abuse is the physical or psychological/emotional mistreatment of children. Child abuse can be defined as any act or series of acts of commission or omission by a parent or other caregiver that results in harm, potential for harm, or threat of harm to a child. ┬áMost child abuse occurs in a child’s home, with a smaller amount occurring in the organizations, schools or communities the child interacts with. ┬áThere are four major categories of child abuse: neglect, physical abuse, psychological/emotional abuse, and sexual abuse.


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