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Child Abuse and Neglect

This guide discusses the various types of child abuse and how abuse affects children and families. It was designed to assist those doing research on this topic.

Films on Demand Service

There are a number of videos available on this subject, both on the internet and through our available databases. This page features some useful examples. For more, we recommend accessing the Films on Demand database.

Videos

After watching this program, viewers will be able to clearly define what constitutes neglect and emotional abuse, give several examples of neglect and emotional abuse and their effects on children, describe the responsibility that professionals have in identifying and reporting neglect and emotional abuse, understand the context and prevalence of neglect and emotional abuse in society, describe some of the behaviors that abusers may exhibit when communicating with caregivers, and discuss some of the behaviors that children may exhibit that could be indicative of a neglected or emotionally abused child. 

After watching this program, viewers will be able to identify many of the specific symptoms of physical abuse, describe the responsibility that professionals have in identifying and reporting abuse, understand the context and prevalence of child abuse in society, describe some of the behaviors that abusers can exhibit when communicating with caregivers, and discuss some of the behaviors that children may exhibit that are indicative of an abused child. Evidence of physical abuse—soft-tissue injuries, skeletal injuries, head injuries, abdominal injuries, and inflicted traumatic brain injuries—are illustrated in detail. 

 

After watching this program, viewers will be able to identify the acts and behaviors that are considered sexual abuse, describe the responsibility that professionals have in identifying and reporting sexual abuse, understand the context and prevalence of sexual abuse in society, describe some of the behaviors that abusers may exhibit when communicating with caregivers, and discuss some of the behaviors that children may exhibit that could be indicative of sexual abuse. Incest, molestation, exhibitionism, child pornography, and child prostitution are covered, with specific emphasis on methods used by abusers to pressure children into sexual activity.