Definitions of Child Abuse & Neglect
Learn how child abuse and neglect are defined in Federal and State laws and find resources that distinguish between discipline and abuse.
Child Maltreatment Surveillance: Uniform Definitions for Public Health and Recommended Data Elements
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2008)
Provides conceptual definitions of child maltreatment, presents associated terms, and recommends data elements for voluntary use by the public health community in the development of surveillance systems.
|What Is Child Abuse and Neglect? Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms|
|Author(s):||Child Welfare Information Gateway
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|Year Published:||2013 - 10 pages|
|Outlines the legal definition of child abuse and neglect, the different types of abuse and neglect, and the signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect. Resources about the impact of trauma on well-being also are included in this factsheet.|