What is Child Abuse?
Includes beating, burning or punching a child.
May involve criticizing, insulting, rejecting or withholding love from a child.
Includes rape, touching/fondling or involving a child in pornography.
Includes failure to provide for a child’s basic physical, emotional or educational needs. (Leaving a young child home alone or failing to provide needed medical care may be considered neglect.)
Symptoms of Abuse
Children will exhibit many of the following PRESENTING SYMPTOMS*
*Presenting Symptoms behaviors do not expressly indicate abuse has occurred. If there is concern a child may be in an abusive situation, assistance should be sought from law enforcement or a child abuse professional.