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.
What Are the Signs of Domestic Abuse?
The signs of domestic abuse may not be as clear as you’d think. Here’s a checklist on how to recognize the warning symptoms of psychological and physical abuse.
Domestic Abuse: Types and Signs
Domestic abuse is more than just physical violence. Know the emotional, psychological, and financial forms of abuse.
How to Find Support When You’re the Adult Child of an Alcoholic
If you have a parent with alcoholism, you may struggle with feelings of sadness, shame, and low self-esteem. Here’s how to get help.
What is Pedophilia: FAQ on Pedophiles and Pedophilia
WebMD gets expert answers to questions about pedophiles and pedophilia.