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National Child Abuse Prevention Month
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. What are you planning to do to help protect our children?
Physical Child Abuse Defined
Physical child abuse is the most common type of child maltreatment, and usually the first thought that most people associate with when they hear about child abuse. Physical abuse is not always intentional and may be accidental but it is still abuse. Learn how to define physical child abuse.
Physical Punishment, Discipline or Child Abuse
What is the difference between physical punishment and discipline? Is it ever appropriate to punch your son at school for bad behavior? Let me know what you think after reading the article by posting your thoughts in the free child abuse forum.
Preventing Abuse of New Borns and Infants
Just imagine a newborn crying despite everything you do to soothe the baby. Are you prepared for these times? Do you have a safety plan in place for times you become completely overwhelmed? If not learn how to develop one here.
Recognizing the Emotional Abuser
Emotional child abuse is defined as intentionally hurting someone by what we say and how we say it. It is more about the behavior used to demean or belittle someone and less about the actual words spoken.
Reporting Child Abuse
Everyone is responsible for reporting suspected or known child abuse of a child, regardless if you are a mandated reporter or not. To know about abuse or neglect and not report what you know makes you as guilty as the person who is abusing the child.
Repressing Memories of Childhood Abuse
There are many reasons people forget things. When it comes to child abuse the mind protects the child by repressing what the child cannot yet understand, until a later time when he or she is older and can process safely the child abuse.
Safety Plan & Escaping Domestic Violence
If you are in a domestic violence relationship creating a safety plan will help you escape when the time is right for you to leave. Planning ahead will help make the escape run smoother. Learn how to plan your escape.
Sexual Abuse and Insomnia
It is not unusual for adult survivors of child sexual abuse to have difficulty as darkness closes in at the end of the day. The survivor may not feel safe as the world becomes dark and shadowy. Yet, one can learn how to make their world feel safer by trying some of the following ideas.
Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse and Trust
Adult survivors of child sexual abuse have great difficulty with trusting those closest to them for fear the person will hurt them. Learn how sexual abuse affects the survivors sense of trust.
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