Types of Abuse
This area defines the types of child abuse including child neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, medical neglect, and psychological maltreatment.
Child Abuse & Spirituality
Child abuse & Spirituality - what are the links?
Child Abuse Fatalities
The effects of child abuse and child neglect are devastating on many levels, yet it is never as devastating as when abuse ends in the death of a child. The statistics are harrowing.
Corporal Punishment still happens in schools within the United States. It also occurs in private homes across the country. It is an unhealthy form of discipline and must be replaced with healthier forms of discipline.
Corporal Punishment in Schools
Does corporal punishment still exist in our nationīs schools? Sadly, according to statistics from 2000, it does.
When parents seek a divorce, custody can be quite difficult to handle. However, when abuse is an issue, it is even more difficult since the abuser attempts to use the legal system to their advantage.
Discipline and Religion
Mixing discipline and religion can be dangerous because many believe that God calls for spanking a child. However, there are many questions that come as a result of this.
Effects of Abuse
A listing of articles discussing the short and long-term effects of abuse.
Learn the basics of what constitutes emotional abuse.
Emotional Child Abuse Described
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.
Forms of Abuse
Abuse can come in different forms including physical, mental, emotional, physical and sexual. Learn more about this through the articles listed here.
Good and Bad Touch
I recently received an email from an individual asking me how I felt was the best way to teach a child on appropriate and inappropriate touching. In this article, I will do my best to answer that question, as well as go over the basics about good and bad touches.
Inappropriate Touching Defined
It is important to teach children what is inappropriate touching and what is safe touching. In addition, teach children to say "no" to a grown up that they do not want to touch them. This empowers children to stand up for themselves.
Incest does occur in our society. It happens when one family member has intervourse, or molests, another member of the same family.
Infant and Child Molestation
Sadly, infant and child molestation does occur in our country. With the fact of it occuring comes the many questions and the sad reality of how it can affect the infants and children.
Is Childhood Obesity Neglect?
Who is responsible for childhood obesity? Is it the parents or our society?
Parental alienation is a term used in court when one parent is alienating the other parent and will not allow them to see their children. While it does occur, it is unfortunately used in court to further abuse the victims.
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.
Shaken Baby Syndrome
Are you concerned you might be hurting your child when you play with him? Learn exactly what shaken baby syndrome is and how it can be prevented.
Sibling abuse can be defined as one child abusing another child in the same family or siblings abusing together.
Are spankings appropriate in any age group? This article helps to shed light on a very touchy and highly controversial topic.
Verbal Abuse and Its Effects
Verbal abuse may not leave physical scars, but the emotional effects can be longstanding and severe. Learn what verbal abuse is and the problems it can cause.
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What is child abuse? What may be considered abusive to some, may not be to others. This article explores what child abuse is.
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