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Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
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Child Abuse (Overview)

Child abuse is the physical, sexual, emotional mistreatment, or neglect of children. It is a crime punishable by law.


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What can be done for child abuse?

What can be done for child abuse?

Report it: If it happened once it will probably happen again report it! ...Read more

Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
558 doctors shared insights

Child Abuse (Overview)

Child abuse is the physical, sexual, emotional mistreatment, or neglect of children. It is a crime punishable by law.


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What are the effects of child abuse?

What are the effects of child abuse?

Serious and Numerous: This is a big topic. There can be both short term and long term effects from childhood abuse and neglect. The consequences of being abused as a child can be mild or severe with problems in the areas of depression, anxiety, suicidality, substance abuse and criminality-but those aren't all. Some great information is at the website for child welfare information gateway. http://www.childwelfare.gov/. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi Dr. Lavi
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Child abuse (Tip)

Could nightmares indicate my child might be the target of bullies/abuse? Should they see a therapist? ...See more

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Caring for a Special Needs Child (Checklist)

Pick a good primary care provider
once
Keep a notebook of your child's health problems and medical specialists
monthly
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Is being "emo" a sign of child abuse?

Not necessarily: It is a bit of a "red flag" to have a child to adopts an odd posture like emo, or punk, or goth, or something counter culture. However there are always other things that can lead a child there. Some are just drawn there, others gain acceptance by friends. Some children are outcasts for personality or sexual reasons. Childhood traumas can lead to odd personality quirks, but other things do too. ...Read more

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What problems can come from child abuse?

Mental Illness: Those who have suffered abuse as children are at higher risk for depression and anxiety later in life. They may develop other disorders as well including ptsd, dissociative identity disorder, or borderline personality disorder. If you know of anyone who has suffered child abuse, please help to find the right psychiatrist who can work with them. ...Read more

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Child abuse (Tip)

Teach your child to appreciate, thankful &amp; grateful for what they have. Some children have nothing. ...See more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Breastfeeding Your Child (Checklist)

Try to eat organic, especially lots of fruits and veggies
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What is the medical model of child abuse?

What is the medical model of child abuse?

Combination things: Likelihood of abuse with three elements:child with provocative behavior;parent with psychological predisposition;stressful event triggering violent reaction. Social&cultural, in addition to psychological and familial, factors have been described,dispelling the widely accepted myth that child abuse results solely from individual deviant behavior.Series of stresses that impinge on parents & children ...Read more

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Are attachment problems a sign of child abuse?

Often not: Although child abuse certainly can lead to attachment problems, most children with attachment issues were not abused. Most commonly, it results from a mismatch of child needs and parenting style. Other contributing factors can be adoption or parent illness or death when children are very young. ...Read more

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Dr. Susumu Inoue Dr. Inoue
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Child abuse (Tip)

Loving your child means always thinking and acting in your child's best interest. ...See more

Dr. Martin Fried Dr. Fried
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Managing Your Child's Diabetes (Checklist)

measure HbA1c every three months
monthly
measure daily blood sugar
daily
eat a high fiber, low processed food diet. limit simple sugars.
daily
daily exercise increases insulin sensitivity. be active.
daily
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What are the is the medical model of child abuse?

What are the is the medical model of child abuse?

Combination things: Likelihood of abuse with three elements:child with provocative behavior;parent with psychological predisposition;stressful event triggering violent reaction. Social&cultural, in addition to psychological and familial, factors have been described,dispelling the widely accepted myth that child abuse results solely from individual deviant behavior.Series of stresses that impinge on parents & ...Read more

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What are the signs of past child abuse in adults?

What are the signs of past child abuse in adults?

Several: People who have been abused as children may have a range of problems including same, interest in unusual forms of sexuality, and post-traumatic states (hypervigilance, flashbacks, etc.) having these symptoms does not necessarily mean the person was sexually abused, however. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Child abuse (Tip)

Let the child express themselves fully. ...See more

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Parenting a Child During Puberty (Checklist)

Be proactive and truthful
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Allow room for growth
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Explore books on puberty at your child's level
weekly
Talk, talk, talk
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I was wondering how i could heal from child abuse?

Childhood abuse: Many individuals who experienced abuse as a child, carry the emotional effects of the abuse throughout adulthood. You should consider joining a survivors group, consulting a psychiatrist or psychologist. ...Read more

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How child abuse and neglect effects adults behavior?

How child abuse and neglect effects adults behavior?

Variable effects: There are many possible outcomes from child abuse & neglect. The most tragic is when the same things are perpetrated upon children. It can cause severe anxiety, depression, flashbacks, dissociation, trouble with trust & boundaries, drug & alcohol abuse, & suicide attempts. It can also lead to perfectionism and high achievement. With treatment, the person can heal and enjoy a fulfilling life. ...Read more

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Child abuse (Tip)

Try taking your child into a steamy bathroom or outside into the cold night air. ...See more

Dr. Barbara Lavi Dr. Lavi
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Parenting a Child with a Learning Disorder (Checklist)

Request a full psychological evaluation for your child
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Make sure evaluations are updated
Yearly
Meet with a psychologist
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Join Spec ED Parents Organization
Monthly