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Does having a fractured clavicle mean that there was child abuse?

Does having a fractured clavicle mean that there was child abuse?

Usually not: This is a very common accidental injury at all ages, even in the process of getting born. It's not the typical injury inflicted by an abuser. ...Read more

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Dr. James Dukelow
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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Do children get clavicle fracture in child abuse?

Do children get clavicle fracture in child abuse?

It is possible.: Other fractures -- like skull, rib and long bones are more common. Regardless of the type of fracture, if you suspect child abuse, you should find a way to help that child.If necessary, contact the child's dr, or teacher, or a county child protective services agency. ...Read more

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Can a liver laceration mean there was child abuse?

Can a liver laceration mean there was child abuse?

Depends: depends on the age of the child and the circumstances . If the facts on how injury occurred are sketchy and hard to believe than abuse is always in the differential . ...Read more

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How long does a clavicle fracture in a child take to heal?

How long does a clavicle fracture in a child take to heal?

Clavicle fractures: The good news is that clavicle fractures typically heal faster in children than adults. Although clavicle fractures can vary in severity, typically 1 week of immobilization per year of age up to 4 weeks is needed for a fracture to heal in a child. Contact sports should be avoided for a total of 6-8 weeks after the original injury. ...Read more

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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

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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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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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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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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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Can it still be considerd "child abuse" if you are 19?

Can it still be considerd "child abuse" if you are 19?

Legal decision ...: Based on the laws of the state or municipality where the alleged abuse happened, likely via the definition of the word "child". Please see a lawyer for a professional interpretation of the law. ...Read more

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Is there any association between asperger's and child abuse?

Is there any association between asperger's and child abuse?

Not directly: The causes of asperger's disorder remain poorly understood, but it is not a result of abuse. On the other hand, individuals with asperger's disorder sometimes behave in ways that frustrate others, which may increase their risk of being abused. ...Read more

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What happens after a doctor reports child abuse?

What happens after a doctor reports child abuse?

Child abuse report: Doctors, nurses, therapists and others are legally mandated reporters of suspicion for child abuse. It is then up to the state legal authority to determine if abuse is substantiated or unsubstantiated. Different states have various administrative and legal channels to handle the allegation. ...Read more

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What happens after a doctor reports child abuse?

What happens after a doctor reports child abuse?

Varies: There are different levels of a report. In my state, if an injury may have been abuse based on exam and explanation, I am required to report it as a suspicion and it is investigated. If I offer a professional opinion that it is abuse, the kid is often admitted to the hospital for an evaluation and CPS petitions the presiding judge for custody.The outcome is based on the completed evaluation. ...Read more

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Could bipolar cause any forms of child abuse?

Could bipolar cause any forms of child abuse?

Bipolar Disorder: Does not cause child abuse. But, when someone is severely depressed or manic they may neglect children's needs or lack impulse control or feel more aggressive. So it could be a contributing factor. ...Read more

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Is alcoholism related to child abuse?

Is alcoholism related to child abuse?

Abuse increases risk: Not everyone who has a history of abuse will become addicted. However, a history of child abuse or childhood trauma can increase the risk of later alcoholism/addiction. The vast majority of patients in treatment for addiction have a history of past abuse or trauma. Childhood trauma apparently "primes the brain" to become addicted. ...Read more

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Is multiple personality disorder associated with child abuse?

Is multiple personality disorder associated with child abuse?

Yes: As dr. Amster states, this disorder is called dissociative identity disorder. It's very rare (.1 - 1% of population), and many people with it have suffered longstanding child abuse along with severe emotional neglect. These kids (& later adults) deal with their intense pain by unconsciously sequestering and experiencing only portions of self at a time. Treatment facilitates healing and integration. ...Read more

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What are signs of child abuse in infants if have facial bruising only?

What are signs of child abuse in infants if have facial bruising only?

A good history: Sometimes these cases are picked up by an astute doctor when a child is brought into a local ed/er for an evaluation; and child protective services is called in as abuse is suspected. If you know of a child that you suspect is being abused it is your moral duty to inform the appropriate authorities! that is how kids end up getting saved! best of luck! ...Read more

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Can you talk about child abuse to a psychiatrist, or is he forced to report it to the law?

Can you talk about child abuse to a psychiatrist, or is he forced to report it to the law?

Protect The Innocent: If you tell your psychiatrist that you are abusing a child or if you are under 18 and being abused, in the state of california, your doctor is legally obligated to report such abuse to the authorities.  if you simply know of an abusive situation, this is not reported, but i would encourage you to report it yourself. I would image each state has similar legislation. Protect the innocent! ...Read more

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How does a baby fracture their clavicle as a baby?

How does a baby fracture their clavicle as a baby?

Trying to get out: The collar bone (clavicle) maintains the width of the torso as the baby exits the birth canal and enters the world. If its a tight fit, the collar bone may fracture or break when the baby squeezes through. This is not uncommon and usually heals without a problem, but nerve damage can occur although this is rare. ...Read more

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Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
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Child Abuse (Definition)

Child abuse is the physical, sexual, emotional mistreatment, or neglect of children. It is a ...Read more