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.
Domestic Violence Domestic violence is a well-known and often-used term. Although it may describe various violent relationships, such as child abuse, elder abuse, or abuse within a same-sex relationship, it is most most commonly applied to an intimate relationship between two adults in which one partner uses a pattern of assault and intimidating acts to assert power and control over the other partner.
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