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Signs and symptoms of physical child abuse?

Child neglectUsually, children can exhibit the signs below, which can be a hint of an abuse.
child abuse bulletUnexplained recurrent injuries or burns
child abuse bulletImprobable excuses or refusal to explain injuries
child abuse bulletWearing clothes to cover injuries, even in hot weather
child abuse bulletRefusal to undress for gym
child abuse bulletBald patches
child abuse bulletChronic running away
child abuse bulletFear of medical help or examination

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Self-destructive tendencies
child abuse bulletAggression towards others
child abuse bulletFear of physical contact - shrinking back if touched
child abuse bulletAdmitting that they are punished, but the punishment is excessive (such as a child being beaten every night to 'make him study')
child abuse bulletFear of suspected abuser being contacted

DID you know...
Data from the Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health showed that girls who experienced childhood physical abuse were 1–7 percent more likely to become perpetrators of youth violence and 8–10 percent more likely to be perpetrators of interpersonal violence (IPV). Boys who experienced childhood sexual violence were 3–12 percent more likely to commit youth violence and 1–17 percent more likely to commit IPV (Xiangming & Corso, 2007).
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