Below you see a list of possible child abuse symptoms. Match them with the appropriate cause.
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Write the correct letter.
- P Physical abuse. Physical child abuse occurs when a child is purposely physically injured or put at risk of harm by another person.
- S Sexual abuse. Sexual child abuse is any sexual activity with a child, such as fondling, oral-genital contact, intercourse, exploitation or exposure to child pornography.
- E Emotional abuse. Emotional child abuse means injuring a child’s self-esteem or emotional well-being. It includes verbal and emotional assault — such as continually belittling or berating a child — as well as isolating, ignoring or rejecting a child.
- M Medical abuse. Medical child abuse occurs when someone gives false information about illness in a child that requires medical attention, putting the child at risk of injury and unnecessary medical care.
- N Neglect. Child neglect is failure to provide adequate food, shelter, affection, supervision, education, or dental or medical care.
- Unexplained injuries, such as bruises, fractures or burns:
- Social withdrawal or a loss of interest or enthusiasm:
- Poor growth or weight gain or being overweight:
- Demands an inappropriate level of physical or academic performance:
- Sexual behavior or knowledge that’s inappropriate for the child’s age:
- Blames the child for the problems:
- Taking food or money without permission:
- Loss of self-confidence or self-esteem:
- Injuries that don’t match the given explanation:
- Lack of clothing or supplies to meet physical needs:
- Pregnancy or a sexually transmitted infection:
- Shows little concern for the child:
- Poor record of school attendance:
- Blood in the child’s underwear:
- Avoidance of certain situations, such as refusing to go to school or ride the bus:
- Expects the child to provide him or her with attention and care and seems jealous of other family members getting attention from the child:
- A decrease in school performance or loss of interest in school:
- Hiding food for later:
- Consistently belittles or berates the child, and describes the child with negative terms, such as “worthless” or “evil”:
- Lack of appropriate attention for medical, dental or psychological problems or lack of necessary follow-up care:
- Desperately seeks affection:
- Loss of previously acquired developmental skills:
- Poor hygiene:
- Statements that he or she was sexually abused:
- Severely limits the child’s contact with others:
- Appears unable to recognize physical or emotional distress in the child:
- Inappropriate sexual contact with other children:
- Offers conflicting or unconvincing explanations for a child’s injuries or no explanation at all:
- Delayed or inappropriate emotional development:
- Uses harsh physical discipline: