Child abuse is the physical or psychological mistreatment of a child by his or her parents (including adoptive parents), guardians, or other adults. While this term emphasizes on carrying out wrong acts, a related term is child neglect: not doing what is necessary, negligence. The combined problem area is often called child abuse and neglect. Below the term abuse is used in the generalized meaning which also includes neglect. Child abuse occurs in all classes of society.

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Child Abuse
... What is child abuse? Child abuse is when a child is harmed by someone else, most often by a parent or relative. Child abuse can be: Physical - such as slapping, pushing, punching, kicking, shaking, or...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Shaken Baby Syndrome Information Page
... Shaken baby syndrome is a severe form of head injury that occurs when a baby is shaken forcibly enough to cause the baby's brain to rebound (bounce) against his or her skull. This rebounding may c...
Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

   

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  • Shaken Baby Syndrome Information Page
    ... Shaken baby syndrome is a severe form of head injury that occurs when a baby is shaken forcibly enough to cause the baby's brain to rebound (bounce) against his or her skull. This rebounding may c...

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