What is a child maltreatment?
Regarding this, what are the types of child maltreatment?
The World Health Organization distinguishes four types of child maltreatment: physical abuse; sexual abuse; emotional (or psychological) abuse; and neglect.
- Physical abuse.
- Sexual abuse.
- Psychological abuse.
Likewise, what is the most common form of child maltreatment? Neglect is the most common form of maltreatment. Of the children who experienced maltreatment or abuse, three-quarters suffered neglect; 17.2% suffered physical abuse; and 8.4% suffered sexual abuse. (Some children are polyvictimized—they have suffered more than one form of maltreatment.)
People also ask, what are the causes of child maltreatment?
Risk factors A history of being abused or neglected as a child. Physical or mental illness, such as depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Family crisis or stress, including domestic violence and other marital conflicts, or single parenting. A child in the family who is developmentally or physically
What are the consequences of child maltreatment?
Consequences of child maltreatment include impaired lifelong physical and mental health, and the social and occupational outcomes can ultimately slow a country's economic and social development. Preventing child maltreatment before it starts is possible and requires a multisectoral approach.