Child Abuse Pediatrics

Child abuse or child maltreatment is psychological, physical, or sexual maltreatment or neglect of a child or children, mainly by the caregiver or a parent. Any act or failure to act by caregiver or parent towards their child may result in potential harm to the child's health, survival, development or dignity in-home, schools or organizations.

WHO differentiates child maltreatment into four types?

  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Emotional and psychological abuse
  • Neglect

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