Physical Abuse of Children

Physical Abuse Is there anything more heart warming than the picture of an adult holding a tiny baby?  Such pictures proliferate our culture. This article, the second of four on child abuse, was particularly hard to write.  Looking at pictures of children burned, beaten and murdered are hard to look at.  It is sickening to realize how far adults will go to inflict pain on children. There are many definitions of physical abuse.  The World...

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Week One: EMOTIONAL ABUSE

Emotional abuse is the most pervasive of all abuse committed against children.  It almost always accompanies the other kinds of abuse while also occurring on its own.  What is it? The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (London, UK) defines  Emotional abuse as the persistent emotional maltreatment of a child such as to cause severe and persistent adverse effects on the child’s emotional development. It undermines and...

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