Child abuse cuts across all social classes and ethnicity and can occur in many different ways. There are four major types of child abuse: physical abuse, neglect, emotional abuse and sexual abuse. The first step in helping a neglected or abused child is to identify the signs and symptoms of abuse.
Warning Signs of Physical Abuse
Warning Signs of Neglect
In combination with the above warning signs, there must also include circumstances where the child is at substantial risk of suffering serious physical harm or illness. Absent the substantial risk of suffering physical harm or illness, a parent’s economic disadvantage does not meet the definition of general neglect.
Warning Signs of Emotional Abuse
Warning Signs of Sexual Abuse