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A list of Citizendium articles, and planned articles, about Child abuse.
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Parent topics

  • Child development [r]: The ensemble of processes that transform an infant into an adolescent. [e]
  • Crime [r]: Acts or omissions that are made offences against the law and which are prosecuted by the State. [e]
  • Psychiatry [r]: The subfield of health sciences concerned with mental disorders. [e]
  • Sociology [r]: Social science that studies human social behavior or social relations, social institutions and structures, demography, public opinion, social welfare, social psychology and some forms of political behavior, as well as the history of sociology. [e]


  • Child sexual abuse [r]: A subtype of child abuse that occurs when an adult or older child forces or coerces a child into sexual activity. [e]

Other related topics

  • Asperger syndrome [r]: Add brief definition or description
  • Critical period hypothesis [r]: Hypothesis which claims that there is an ideal 'window' of time to acquire language in a linguistically rich environment, after which this is no longer possible. [e]
  • Critical period [r]: Limited time in which an event can occur, usually resulting in some kind of transformation. [e]
  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders [r]: A compendium, published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA), that presents a categorization of mental disorders, as well as their associated diagnostic criteria. [e]
  • Dissociative identity disorder [r]: The presence of two or more distinct personality states that alternate control over a person's behaviour. [e]
  • Emotional dysregulation [r]: An emotional response that is poorly modulated, and does not fall within the conventionally accepted range of emotive response. [e]
  • Genie (linguistics) [r]: Add brief definition or description
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act [r]: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), public law 104-191, is a statute enacted by the 104th U. S. Congress on August 21, 1996; it's primary impact is on protecting the confidentiality of health-case data. [e]
  • Infant colic [r]: A medical term for persistent and inconsolable crying by healthy infants, who are usually between the ages of two and sixteen weeks. [e]
  • Moral panic [r]: A condition, episode, person or group of persons emerges to become defined as a threat to societal values and interests; its nature is presented in a stylized and stereotypical fashion by the mass media; the moral barricades are manned by editors, bishops, politicians and other right-thinking people; socially accredited experts pronounce their diagnosis and solutions; ways of coping are revolved or (more often) resorted to. Stanley Cohen [e]
  • Personality disorder [r]: A category of mental illness characterized by rigid and on-going patterns of thought and action, sometimes referred to as "fixed fantasies". [e]
  • Ritual abuse [r]: Repeated physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual assaults, most often on children, combined with a systematic use of symbols, ceremonies, and machinations designed and orchestrated to attain malevolent effects [e]
  • Satanic ritual abuse [r]: The infliction of nonconsensual rituals, based on Satanic symbols or belief [e]
  • Social Work [r]: Helping persons, groups or communities enhance or restore their capacity for social functioning by working with them directly or by creating social conditions favorable to that end. [e]