Child Abuse consists of any act, or failure to act that endangers a child’s physical or emotional health and development. Someone is abusive if he or she fails to nurture the child, physically injures the child, or relates sexually to the child.
The four major types of child abuse are:
To recognize abuse, look for the following:
Children react differently to the abuse depending on age, extent of abuse, support from others, and their relationship with the offender. The single most important factor affecting your child’s recovery is the level of support they receive from you.
Warning Signs of Online Abuse:
Other Important Facts:
Keeping Kids Safe on Social Media:
Book Suggestions for Children:
Abused Children as Adults
Growing up is difficult for victims of abuse. Abused children face strong triggers for memories of what happened to them when they become adults and have their own families. These repressed and often traumatizing memories can be overwhelming but there are strategies to adapt and heal.
You can read more about the adult after effects of abuse here: https://americanspcc.org/child-abuse-effects-child-abuse-neglect-adult-survivors/
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