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Child Abuse Directory

Child abuse includes physical, sexual, psychological, and verbal abuse. It also includes neglect. Signs of child abuse include bruises and cuts, developmental delays, worsening of behavior or academic ability, a strained relationship with the family, unusual fear or depression, self-injury, and many more symptoms. If you suspect a child is being abused, you should get help right away, whether from the police or a child protective service. Counseling is one of many treatments recommended for abused kids. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how child abuse begins, what the signs are, and how to find help.

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