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  • Child Abuse Prevention Services
    Child abuse and neglect knows no geographic or socio-economic boundaries; it can occur at any time in any community, and it can take many forms. The child who is beaten, starved or left home alone all day, the child who is bullied at school and the child who is targeted by an Internet predator are all victims of abuse.

  • Emotional Abuse
    Abuse is any behavior that is designed to control and subjugate another human being through the use of fear, humiliation, intimidation, guilt, coercion, manipulation etc. Emotional abuse is any kind of abuse that is emotional rather than physical in nature. It can include anything from verbal abuse and constant criticism to more subtle tactics, such as repeated disapproval or even the refusal to ever be pleased.

  • Emotional Abuse - Child
    Psychological maltreatment, also known as emotional abuse, refers to "a repeated pattern of caregiver behavior or extreme incident(s) that convey to children that they are worthless, flawed, unloved, unwanted, endangered, or only of value in meeting another's needs."

    The statistics on physical child abuse are alarming. It is estimated hundreds of thousands of children are physically abused each year by a parent or close relative. Thousands die. For those who survive, the emotional trauma remains long after the external bruises have healed. Communities and the courts recognize that these emotional "hidden bruises" can be treated. Early recognition and treatment is important to minimize the long term effect of physical abuse.

  • Child Emotional Abuse
    Emotional abuse is a pattern of behavior that attacks a child's emotional development and sense of self-worth. Emotional abuse includes excessive, aggressive or unreasonable demands that place expectations on a child beyond his or her capacity.

  • Emotional Abuse of Child
    Emotional abuse is commonly defined as a pattern of behavior that can seriously interfere with a child's positive emotional development.

  • Emotional Child Abuse
    Emotional abuse, which is 4% of all substantiated cases of child abuse, is commonly defined as the systematic tearing down of another human being. It is considered a pattern of behavior that can seriously interfere with a child's positive development.

  • Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona
    Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the healing effects of the arts to abused, neglected and homeless children.

  • Helping Children Cope With Disaster and Trauma
    The below resources are available to assist parents and teachers with helping children deal with disaster and trauma based on the tragic events of September 11, 2001.

  • Preventing Emotional Abuse
    Emotional abuse is sometimes harder to recognize than outright physical abuse, although it can leave scars that are every bit as damaging as physical abuse. Emotional abuse can begin with a very well-meaning parent who is trying too hard to make a child behave.

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