Any form of abuse or neglect can cause serious emotional harm to children. As bystanders, it’s the law and our moral duty to report cases of suspected child abuse. Knowing the types and signs of abuse is the first step to getting children out of abusive situations.
Types of Child Abuse
Child abuse includes any type of abuse or neglect to a child under 18 years of age. The four most common types of child abuse include:
- Physical abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Sexual abuse