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Child abuse takes many forms: Physical abuse. Physical child abuse occurs when a child is purposefully injured. Physical abuse can be an act of direct physical harm or an act of omission that leads to injury.Sexual abuse. Sexual child abuse is any sexual activity with a child, including fondling, oral-genital contact, intercourse and exposure to child pornography.Emotional abuse. Emotional child abuse includes verbal and emotional assault such as continually belittling or berating a child as well as isolating, ignoring or rejecting a child.Neglect. Child neglect is failure to provide a child adequate food, shelter, affection, supervision or medical care.
Shaken Baby Syndrome
Shaken baby syndrome (SIN-drohm), or SBS, occurs when a baby develops brain injury as a result of physical abuse. This happens when a baby is grasped and shaken violently. A baby still has weak neck muscles and a large, heavy head. This makes it hard for him to control his head when he is shaken forcefully. Babies also have more fluid surrounding their brain. Intense shaking throws their brain back and forth inside the skull, and may cause it to bruise, swell, and bleed. This may lead to permanent, severe brain damage and even death.
Domestic violence is any form of violence between people who have a relationship, or have had one in the past, for example, husband and wife, or former partners. Adults of all ages, genders, races and sexualities can be affected.
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Domestic Violence Against Men
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