Emotional abuse is defined as emotional or psychological injury to the child as evidenced by a substantial change in behavior, emotional response or anxiety, depression, withdrawal, or aggressive behavior.
Emotional Neglect is defined as the failure of a parent to provide needed emotional attention, recognition, love, and emphatic response such that the child’s emotional health and development are threatened with harm.
|Child Physical Abuse
Physical abuse is generally defined as any non-accidental injury to the child including striking, kicking, or biting the child, or any action that results in a physical impairment or harms the child’s health and welfare.
Physical Neglect is defined as the failure of a parent or other person with responsibility for the child to provide needed food, clothing, shelter, education, medical care, or supervision such that the child’s health, safety, and well-being are threatened with harm.
|Child Sexual Abuse
Sexual abuse is defined as any act of a sexual nature which uses the child or the sexual gratification of the adult, including rape, molestation, prostitution, pornography or other form of sexual exploitation of children.
|Drug Addicted or Alcoholic Family Member
Drug and alcoholic addiction of parents can negatively impact a child’s sense of safety, predictability, stability, normalcy, connectedness and attachment.
|Incarceration of a Family Member
The experience of having any family member in jail can create substantial emotional issues, such as grief and loss, stigmatization, anxiety and depression.
|Loss of a Parent to Death or Abandonment
Loss of a parent is the discontinuation of contact with a parent due to death, divorce, or abandonment. In some situations, this loss may lead to depression, anxiety or unresolved grief.
|Mentally Ill, Depressed, or Suicidal Family Member
Growing up in a family dealing with mental health issues can cause confusion, fear, anxiety, stress, lack of attention, and concern regarding the child’s own emotional health.
|Witnessing Domestic Violence Against Mother
Witnessing family violence creates significant emotional and psychological damage due to the high stress experienced by the child.
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