Talk:Child abuse

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 Definition The act of intentionally harming a child, or the results of that act. [d] [e]
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A bar graph on child abuse and neglect types

I propose this image to be put into the article, anyone agree/disagree? Yi Zhe Wu 16:58, 8 June 2007 (CDT)

By all means, include it. Good find. Nancy Sculerati 17:00, 8 June 2007 (CDT)
Done. Yi Zhe Wu 17:04, 8 June 2007 (CDT)

Can't understand sentence

I know this article is still a rough draft, but I can't understand this sentence for some reason:

Generally, it the active thread in the long, unfortunate saga of maltreatment and neglect of children. Particularly, the part that says "it the active thread in the long." Did you mean to say something else? Maybe I'm just reading it wrong, or haven't seen those words used in that context...

Best regards, Mike Mayors (Talk) 21:13, 8 June 2007 (CDT)

Thanks Nancy, it's much clearer now :) Mike Mayors (Talk) 21:44, 8 June 2007 (CDT)

Emotional Abuse - perhaps worth adding in Psychological

Hi, This article does read fairly well but is there a way that it can also include Psychological Abuse as well? Emotional abuse is a form of psychological abuse. Emotion is part of the human psyche and probably should be reflected as such.

I may be demonstrating my forgetfulness, but is there a way as well to perhaps include the varieties of helping services and agencies that can assist in this troubling issue?

Additionally, it may be worth linking into the Human Rights charter and / or the Children's charter. I can find the links for you if you like.

I work in Child Protection in Victoria, Australia and have a welfare qualification as well as a teaching degree (if that helps add perspective to what I'm saying).

Oh and if this finds it way as an actual edit, it's because I wasn't able to work out how to make a simple 'talk' or 'suggestion' comment (don't tell people I've got an IT specialisation - that's how bad rumours start!).

Regards, Megan.