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Signs of Physical Abuse

Signs of Physical Abuse Signs of physical abuse can include injuries such as bruising and burning. Shaken Baby Syndrome and the lesser known Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy are two other injuries identified. Each of these listed abuse injuries is accompanied by what to look for in the way of injury patterns. Depression and anxiety were two of the signs of ... Read More »

Indicators of Physical Abuse

Indicators of Physical Abuse (Source: http://www.emedicinehealth.com/child_abuse/page2_em.htm) Physical abuse of children is defined as excessive intentional physical injury to a child or excessive corporal punishment of a child. Torture, beatings, and assault of children are obvious forms of physical abuse. Corporal punishment by parents is subject to evaluation and interpretation. In general, spanking with a hand and other forms of mild ... Read More »

Myths and facts about child abuse and neglect

Myths and facts about child abuse and neglect Child abuse is more than bruises or broken bones. While physical abuse is shocking due to the scars it leaves, not all child abuse is as obvious. Ignoring children’s needs, putting them in unsupervised, dangerous situations, or making a child feel worthless or stupid are also child abuse. Regardless of the type ... Read More »

Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect

Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect All types of child abuse and neglect leave lasting scars. Some of these scars might be physical, but emotional scarring has long lasting effects throughout life, damaging a child’s sense of self, ability to have healthy relationships, and ability to function at home, at work and at school. Some effects include: Core feelings of ... Read More »

Indicators of Physical Abuse

Indicators of Physical Abuse (Source: http://www.emedicinehealth.com/child_abuse/page2_em.htm) Physical abuse of children is defined as excessive intentional physical injury to a child or excessive corporal punishment of a child. Torture, beatings, and assault of children are obvious forms of physical abuse. Corporal punishment by parents is subject to evaluation and interpretation. In general, spanking with a hand and other forms of mild ... Read More »

Signs of Physical Abuse

Signs of Physical Abuse Signs of physical abuse can include injuries such as bruising and burning. Shaken Baby Syndrome and the lesser known Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy are two other injuries identified. Each of these listed abuse injuries is accompanied by what to look for in the way of injury patterns. Depression and anxiety were two of the signs of ... Read More »

Ways You Can Prevent and End Violence

Ways You Can Prevent and End Violence It is everyone’s business when someone is being abused. Family members, neighbours, friends, teachers, doctors, and clergy all need to be aware and report suspicious activities. If someone confides that they are being abused, listen with a supportive, non-judgmental ear. No one should be afraid to report a case of abuse. Never be ... Read More »

What Is Abuse?

What Is Abuse? No one deserves to be abused. Abuse is a pattern of controlling behaviour and an attempt to control the behaviour of another person(s). It is a misuse of power which uses the bonds of intimacy, trust and dependency to make the victim vulnerable. In families, an abusive person can use many tactics to gain power over another ... Read More »