Tag Archive: child abuse

Dec
05

Breastfed babies may sometimes suck on their own arms to the point of bruising themselves and the injuries should not be confused with signs of child abuse

Breastfed babies may sometimes suck on their own arms to the point of bruising themselves and the injuries should not be confused with signs of child abuse, suggested a new case report. Authors said that where there is clear evidence of the baby sucking on their arm prior to a feed then it may result …

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Jun
04

Emotional abuse is defined as a child abuse

Be Human Stop Child Abuse (http://behumanstopchildabuse.emedinews.in/) (Team IMA for CMAAO) Emotional abuse is defined as a child abuse that results in impaired psychological growth and development. It is a repeated pattern of damaging interactions between care giver and the child that becomes typical of the relationship and conveys to the child he is unheard or …

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May
29

Screening for risk of child abuse and neglect. A practicable method?

Selective primary prevention programs for child abuse and neglect depend on risk screening instruments that have the goal of systematically identifying families who can profit most from early help. Based on a systematic review of longitudinal studies, a set of established risk factors for early child abuse and neglect is presented. Nearly half of the items included in …

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May
29

Understanding child abuse

.      Child maltreatment is defined as intentional harm or threat of harm to a child by a person who is acting in the role of a caretaker. ii.     Health care providers should care for children iii.    Four types of child maltreatment are described: a.      Physical abuse b.   …

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May
25

Screening for risk of child abuse and neglect. A practicable method?

Selective primary prevention programs for child abuse and neglect depend on risk screening instruments that have the goal of systematically identifying families who can profit most from early help. Based on a systematic review of longitudinal studies, a set of established risk factors for earlychild abuse and neglect is presented. Nearly half of the items included in screening …

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May
10

Child abuse: multiple foreign bodies in gastrointestinal tract

The incidents of foreign body ingestion in infants and children are usually viewed as accidents, but these events may be a form of child abuse. We are reporting a case of child abuse who presented with multiple foreign bodies in the gastrointestinal tract. Physicians are required to report abuse when they have reason to believe or to suspect that it …

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May
06

Working definition of child abuse

Physical abuse is inflicting physical injury upon a child. This may include hitting, shaking, kicking, beating, or otherwise harming a child physically.