Posts Tagged ‘sexual abuse’

Signs of Child Abuse or Neglect

Child abuse or child maltreatment is physical, sexual, and/or psychological maltreatment or neglect of a child or children, especially by a parent or a caregiver. Child abuse may include any act or failure to act by a parent or a caregiver that results in actual or potential harm to a child, and can occur in…

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Possible Signs of Child Sexual Abuse

Parents may think a child is lying if they talk about sexual abuse, especially if it involves someone the family trusts. Children can make up stories about many things but they rarely make up stories or lie about sexual matters. If a child tells you someone is harming them: listen to them. It takes a…

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Child Sexual Abuse: How to Protect Your Kids?

Child sexual abuse is when an adult or older or stronger child persuades, tricks or forces a child into sexual activity. It includes sexual acts, inappropriate touching, showing the child pornography or sexual acts, or involving them in prostitution. Threats may be used to keep the child silent. Children may be scared that they will…

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Signs of Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse happens when someone entices or forces a child or young person to take part in sexual activity, either directly or as an observer, when photos are taken and sent on mobile phones or via the Internet. Sexual abuse can include inappropriate touching, exposing children to pornography, oral sex, sexual intercourse, luring children through…

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Figuring Out and Recognizing Child Abuse

There are several signs that could indicate a child has been or is being abused or neglected. This information will help you to recognize what to look for to select up symptoms of abuse in your child with a disability, especially children with communication difficulties. Abuse can involve one or all: Physical abuse Physical abuse…

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What is Sexual Abuse?

You have a right to respect, safety and a life free of harm from others. Unfortunately, this does not always happen and sometimes lives are affected by the experience of abuse, including sexual abuse. So, what is sexual abuse? Sexual abuse happens when someone uses his or her own or your body in a sexual…

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