- Physical Abuse
- Abusive Head Trauma
- Distinguishing Abuse from Accident
- Sexual Abuse
- Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
- Emotional Abuse
- Neglect of a Child
Children are curious and fearless. They run, climb, jump, and explore. The very nature of childhood invites accidents. A child’s motor skills usually outpace cognitive skills, allowing the child to approach danger without recognizing it. Thus, it can be difficult to distinguish abuse from an accident.
When observing injury you suspect might be the result of abuse, consider:
Source: Kansas Department for Children and Families.