Child Abuse Topic Guide
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.
Bruises A bruise is a common skin injury that results in a discoloration of the skin. Symptoms and signs include pain and discolored skin. Applying a cold compress may speed healing and reduce swelling. Acetaminophen and ibuprofen may be taken for pain.
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