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Child Abuse (cont.)

Synonyms and Keywords

child abuse, child sexual abuse, pedophilia, physical abuse, domestic abuse, child neglect, emotional neglect, failure to thrive, Munchausen by proxy syndrome, corporal punishment, physical discipline, physical violence, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, spanking a child, physical punishment, behavior problems, anger management, anger control, timeout, mandated reporters, nonmandated reporters, behavioral counseling

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Child Abuse & Neglect: Physical Abuse »

Physical abuse, a subset of child abuse, is defined in various ways by different states.

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