Monday, August 31, 2009

Child Neglect

What is Child Neglect?

The failure to provide a child with the basic necessities of life, including food, clothing, schooling, shelter, emotional security, medical care, and adequate supervision needed for his/her normal growth and development.

Emotional Abuse (A Common Type of Child Abuse)

What is Emotional Abuse?

The failure of a person (usually parent/caregiver) to meet the basic needs of affection and comfort of a child, including the isolation of a child, and snubbing or terrorizing him/her.

Sexual Abuse OR Child Molestation (A Common Type of Child Abuse)

What is Child Molestation?

Any activity in which an adult or an older child uses a younger child for his/her (abuser’s) sexual gratification.

Who is Child Molestor?

A man who has sex (usually sodomy) with a boy as the passive partner.

Physical Abuse (A Common Type of Child Abuse)

What is Physical Abuse?

A non-occidental injury to child caused by a parent/caregiver/stranger. It includes injuries which are caused by severe discipline, severe beating or Cigrate burns, bruising, laceration or welts, burns, fractures or dislocations, attempted suffocation or strangulation and death. It also includes abusive administration of drugs or alcohol to a child.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Child Abuse Information

What is Child Abuse?

Any act which individuals, institutions or prossesses do (commission) or fail to do (omission) which directly or indirectly harm the children or damage the prospects of safe and healthy development into adulthood. This exposes the child to unnecessary suffering.
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