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 Sexual Abuse

Some Signs of Sexual Child Abuse:
  • Inappropriate interest in or knowledge of sexual acts.
  • Seductiveness.
  • Avoidance of things related to sexuality, or rejection of own genitals or body.
  • Either overcompliance or excessive aggression.
  • Fear of a particular person or family member.
Warning Signs of Online Sexual Child Abuse:
  • Your child spends large amounts of time online, especially at night.
  • You find pornography on your child's computer.
  • Your child receives phone calls from men you don't know, or is making calls, sometimes long distance, to numbers you don't recognize.
  • Your child receives mail, gifts, or packages from someone you don't know.
  • Your child turns the computer monitor off or quickly changes the screen on the monitor when you come into the room.
  • Your child becomes withdrawn from the family.
  • Your child is using an online account belonging to someone else.

Resources

Indicators of sexual abuse in children (Click)

Signs and symptoms of sexual abuse (Click here...)

Effects of Sexual Abuse (Click here...)

More effects of Child molestation (Click here...)

Physical Abuse

Children who have been physically abused will often wear clothes to cover up the symptoms like:
  • burns 
  • bite marks
  • cuts, bruises
  • welts in the shape of an object
  • resistance to going home

Resources 

Physical & Emotional signs (Click)

SIngs and symptoms of physical abuse (Click here...)

Effects of Physical abuse (Click here...)

More effects of abuse and nelect (Click here...)

Effects of abuse and neglect (Click here...)

Neglect

Some signs and symptoms of neglect: 
  • frequently going hungry
  • frequently having to go to school in dirty clothes
  • not being taken to the doctor when they're ill
  • regularly having to look after themselves at home alone under the age of 16
  • being abandoned or deserted
  • living in dangerous conditions ie around drugs, alcohol or violence
  • finding it difficult to adapt to school
  • children who are often angry, aggressive or self harm
  • children who find it difficult to socialise with other children

 Resources

Signs and symptoms of neglect (Click here....) 

Understanding abuse and neglect (Click here....)

Effects of neglect and abuse (Click here...)

More effects of neglect and abuse (Click here...)

Recovering from neglect (Click here...)

Recovering from Childhood Emotional Neglect (Click here...)

Emotional Abuse

Some signs of emotional abuse:
  • Humiliation, degradation, discounting, negating. judging, criticizing. (Does anyone make fun of you or put you down in front of others?)
  • Domination, control, and shame. (Do you feel that the person treats you like a child?)
  • Accusing and blaming, trivial and unreasonable demands or expectations, denies own shortcomings: (Do they accuse you of something contrived in their own minds when you know it isn’t true?)
  • Emotional distancing and the “silent treatment,” isolation, emotional abandonment or neglect.(Do they use pouting, withdrawal or withholding attention or affection?)
  • Co-dependence and enmeshment. (Does anyone treat you not as a separate person but instead as an extension of themselves?)

 Resources

Detailed signs and symptoms (Click here...)

Effects of emotional abuse (Click here....)

Consequences of Emotional Maltreatment (Click here...)

Recovering from Neglect and emotional abuse (Click here...)