Types of Child Abuse





  • Physical injury that results in substantial harm to the child or a genuine threat of substantial harm from physical injury of child including an injury that is at variance with history or un-explanation given


  • Undesired sexual behavior by one person upon another
    • Sexual abuse of child, indecency with a child, sexual/aggravated assault
    • Failure to prevent sexual conduct
    • Encouraging child’s engagement in conduct
    • Causing, permitting or allowing child to participate in being photographed, filmed or depicted in obscene or pornographic manner


  • Leaving a child in a situation where the child would be exposed to a risk of physical or mental harm without arranging necessary care and the demonstration of intent not to return by a parent or guardian


  • It can include anything from verbal abuse and constant criticism to more subtle tactics, such as repeated disapproval or even the refusal to ever be pleased.