Child Abuse Topic Guide

Child Abuse Child Abuse: Child abuse is defined as a variety of abnormal behaviors directed against children. It can take many forms. Child abuse may be in the form of:
  • sexual abuse,
  • pedophilia,
  • physical abuse,
  • child neglect,
  • emotional neglect and abuse,
  • failure to thrive, and
  • Munchausen syndrome by proxy.


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