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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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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


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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 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 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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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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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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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

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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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What are the long-term health affects of child abuse?

What are the long-term health affects of child abuse?

Child abuse: Barring any physical injuries, that may have caused permanent disability, most damage is psychological. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, being the most common. See your primary doctor, for a referral to a therapist, for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can help and is this child abuse?

Can I tell me how I can help and is this child abuse?

Confusing question: You give no information but ask for an answer. No answer is possible in this situation. The questions on the site are not linked. If you start over and give enough data, a site physician may be able to respond. ...Read more

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How does child abuse affect the behaviors of children?

How does child abuse affect the behaviors of children?

Profoundly: Child abuse can have a variety of effects on children. Once safety is re-established and physical harm treated, emotional harm can be assessed. The ability of children to trust others and changes in what to expect in relationships are often the most profound psychological injuries. Post traumatic stress disorder and depression are also extremely common. Therapy can help all of this. ...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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What are the more commonly seen symptoms of child abuse?

Number 1: The most consistent finding seems to be the injury where the findings on exam do not match up with the parent explanation of how it occurred &/or not consistent with the developmental stage of the child. ...Read more

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Has the number of child abuse cases increased every year?

Has the number of child abuse cases increased every year?

It appears so: Child abuse has been rising consistently in the last decades. There are several theories ranging from better reporting to actual increase due to various reasons like substance abuse in care givers, split homes/ disorganized families, living with single parents, living with step parent/ parent's friend etc. ...Read more

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Is it considered child abuse to neglect a child of a bed?

Probably but depends: For most of human history there were no beds as we know them and in some cultures a child not having a bed may not be abuse per se. On the other hand in california one would have to ask why a child is not having a bed. Parental neglect is considered child abuse, as it deprives a child of what is needed for his/her development. ...Read more

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Can a single child abuse event leave major life-long issues?

Can a single child abuse event leave major life-long issues?

Depends: It should not have occurred in the first place and is, unfortunately likely to occur again. A single incident depends on the nature of the abuse and its severity. If it forms a "file" in the "hard drive" of the brain, it can be a recurrent source of behavioral problems for life. ...Read more

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Interested to know how does child abuse affect mental health?

A LOT: Child abuse is an under-reported factor in many mental illnesses like depression, anxiety disorders, etc. It's also linked to chronic pain conditions like chronic pelvic pain, fibromyalgia, ibs, etc. It's not a direct "this causes that" phenomenon, but people are whole beings and respond to events on many levels at the same time. If your primary caretakers harm you, it does not inspire trust. ...Read more

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Is constantly swearing at a child considered a form of child abuse?

Is constantly swearing at a child considered a form of child abuse?

Yes: Verbal abuse is more common and more damaging in many ways than physical abuse, please report it to your local child abuse hotline. ...Read more

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