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Parenting a Child Who Has Experienced Abuse or Neglect
Series: Factsheets for Families|
Child Welfare Information Gateway |
|Year Published: 2013|
(PDF - 440 KB)
Children who have been abused or neglected need safe and nurturing relationships that address the effects of child maltreatment. This factsheet is intended to help parents (birth, foster, and adoptive) and other caregivers better understand the challenges of caring for a child who has experienced maltreatment and learn about the resources available for support.
Table of ContentsIntroduction
What should I know about my child?
What is child abuse and neglect?
What are the effects of abuse and neglect?
How can I help my child heal?
Where can I find support?
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Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2013). Parenting a child who has experienced abuse or neglect. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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