Child Abuse and Neglect: Warning Signs In the USA, an estimated 906,000 children are victims of abuse & neglect every year, making child abuse as common as it is shocking. Whether the abuse is physical, emotional, sexual, or neglect, the scars can be deep and long-lasting, often leading to future child abuse.
Child Abuse - The Hidden Bruises Early identification and treatment is important to minimize the long-term consequences of abuse. Qualified mental health professionals should conduct a comprehensive evaluation and provide treatment for children who have been abused.
Physical Abuse of Children - HealthyPlace Physical abuse is the most visible form of abuse and may be defined as any act which results in a non-accidental trauma or physical injury. 19% of all substantiated cases of child abuse stem from physical abuse.
Shaken Baby Syndrome Statistics In the past few years, a newly recognized injury to children has been identified. This injury is Shaken Baby Syndrome or "SBS". Shaken Baby Syndrome is a serious injury and the results can be devastating.
Child Physical Abuse An "abused child", under the law, means a child less than 18 years of age whose parent or other person legally responsible for the child's care inflicts or allows to be inflicted upon the child physical injury by other than accidental means which causes or creates substantial risk of death or serious disfigurement, or impairment of physical health, or loss or impairment of the function of any bodily organ.
THE SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME Physical abuse is the leading cause of serious head injury in infants. When a child younger than one year of age has an intra-cranial injury, it should be presumed to have been due to child abuse. It has been estimated that when uncomplicated skull fractures are excluded, 95% of serious intracranial injuries and 64% of all head injuries in infants under 1 year of age are due to child abuse.