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Child Maltreatment Prevention

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Child maltreatment includes all types of abuse and neglect of a child under the age of 18 by a parent, caregiver, or another person in a custodial role (e.g., clergy, coach, teacher). There are four common types of abuse:

  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Neglect


CDC's research and programs work to understand the problem of child maltreatment and prevent it before it begins.


References
  1. Fang X, Brown DS, Florence C, Mercy J. The economic burden of child maltreatment in the United States and implications for prevention. Child Abuse and Neglect. January 2012.
  2. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Administration on Children, Youth, and Families (ACF). Child maltreatment 2011 [online]. Washington (DC): Government Printing Office; 2012. Available from: Child Maltreatment 2011

 

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