Is all non-accidental damage produced in a child by an older, stronger or authoritative person, either known or a stranger to the child.
Neglect when the damage is produced through lack of care.
*Physical: acts that produce wounds, blows, burns.
*Emotional: acts against the child's self esteem such us insults, mocking.
*Sexual: having the child participate in sexual activities, such as touching, looking, penetration.
HOW TO PREVENT CHLD ABUSE
ELEMENTS OF SELF PROTECTION
*Self esteem: Children who are loved feel important and valued.
*Rights: Children have the right to inform and ask for help.
*Caresses: Children should refuse to be touched when they do not want to be.
*Guilt: When children are abused it is never their fault.
HOW TO DETECT CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT
*Behavior: inhibition, aggression
-feeding: anorexia, bulimia, vomiting
-sleeping: insomnia, nightmares
-others: migraine, vertigo, enuresis
*Sexuality: extreme inhibition/eroticism
*Learning: difficulties of comprehension
*Corporal: blows, bruises, burns, fractures
*Social: delinquency addiction, prostitution
GENERAL BASIC RULE N.E.T.