- Physical Abuse
- Abusive Head Trauma
- Distinguishing Abuse from Accident
- Sexual Abuse
- Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
- Emotional Abuse
- Neglect of a Child
Abusive Head Trauma (AHT) is an inflicted traumatic brain injury that occurs when a baby is violently shaken or slammed. Shaking has serious impact on children under the age of two because their neck muscles are generally weak and the head is quite large in comparison with the body. An infant’s skull is relatively unstable and still developing, so the brain of an infant is not well-protected like that of an adult.
Symptoms of AHT are:
Source: Kansas Department for Children and Families.