A key to reporting child abuse and neglect is being able to recognize common indicators. Find factsheets, reference books, and research on definitions, signs, and symptoms of different types of child maltreatment.
Child Abuse and Neglect State Child Abuse Programs
American Academy of Pediatrics
Offers a list of medical diagnostic programs for practitioners to use for referrals.
Child Maltreatment: A Comprehensive Photographic Reference Identifying Potential Child Abuse
Giardino & Alexander (2005, 3rd ed.)
Provides a photographic guide to accompany a clinical guide and reference for professional staff training.
Physical and Behavioral Indicators of Abuse (PDF - 135 KB)
Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey
Presents a one-page chart summarizing the indicators of various types of abuse and describing the difference between discipline and abuse.