Facts and articles about the causes of physical child abuse in America, and the short-term and long-term effects of physical child abuse and neglect. Other topics include psychological effects of child abuse, and the identification, prevention, and treatment of this abuse. Also includes a comprehensive child abuse definition, as well as conference news, a database, and funding information.
What is Child Maltreatment
Covers the identification of child abuse including definitions in federal law, sources of definitions in state law, general types of maltreatment (physical, sexual, psychological) and general child neglect.
Caregivers of Young Children: Preventing and Responding to Child Maltreatment
An overview of child abuse definitions, the roles and responsibilities of educational professionals, recognizing and reporting child abuse, caring for maltreated children, including ways to support parents and prevent child abuse are thoroughly discussed.