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When children are treated in ways that hurt them physically or emotionally, they may be abused or neglected. Child abuse and neglect are defined in both Federal and State laws.

Browse the resources listed on this page for more information about the following topics related to abuse:

  • Child abuse
  • Child neglect
  • Domestic abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Munchausen syndrome by proxy
  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Shaken baby syndrome
  • Shelters
  • Verbal abuse

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