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NCJ Number: 150067 Find in a Library
Title: Physical and Emotional Abuse and Neglect
Author(s): J Showers
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 0
Sponsoring Agency: Pueblo City-Cty Health Dept
Pueblo, CO 81003
Sale Source: Pueblo City-Cty Health Dept
151 Central Main Street
Pueblo, CO 81003
United States of America
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This video defines child physical and emotional abuse and neglect, identifies signs of such abuse, and discusses factors in and effects of child abuse.
Abstract: The video's format consists of narration that interprets charts with outlines of the knowledge presented and slides that show children's injuries attributable to abuse. A slide lists four types of child abuse: emotional abuse, neglect/failure to thrive, sexual abuse, and physical abuse. Each of these types of abuse is defined, and actions and omissions that constitute various types of abuse are listed. Characteristics of children vulnerable to abuse are also outlined on a chart. They include adopted children, stepchildren, children in families of twins, hyperactive children, children who look "different," and children born prematurely. Indicators of physical abuse are illustrated with slides of children's injuries. The narrator points out how the physical injuries suggest that abuse is the only way the injuries could have occurred. Some examples of physical symptoms attributable to accidental injuries or genetic flaws are also included. Other topics addressed are the characteristics of persons at risk of becoming abusers, the consequences of abuse for the children, child abuse patterns, and "triggers" for child abuse incidents.
Main Term(s): Child victims
Index Term(s): Abused children; Abusing parents; Child abuse; Child abuse causes; Child abuse detection; Child abuse investigations; Child emotional abuse and neglect; Child Sexual Abuse; Injury investigations; Juvenile dependency and neglect; Psychological victimization effects
Note: Color VHS video, 25 minutes
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