Tuesday, March 10, 2009

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Child abuse Indicators

Physical Indicators
Unexplained bruises and welts on the face, throat, upper arms, buttocks, thighs or lower back in unusual patterns or shapes which suggests the use of an instrument (belt buckle, electric cord) on an infant in various stages of healing regularly appear after absence, weekend, or vacation

Unexplained burns cigarette burns, especially found on palms, soles of feet, abdomen, buttocks immersion burns producing "stocking" or "Glove" demarcations on hands and feet; "doughnut shaped" on buttocks or genital area
rope burns

infected burns indicating delay in treatment burns in the shape of common household utensils or appliances

Behavioral Indicators
behavioral extremes (withdrawal, aggression, regression, depression)

inappropriate or excessive fear of parent or caretaker

antisocial behavior such as substance abuse, truancy, running away fear of going home

unbelievable or inconsistent explanation for injuries

lies unusually still while surveying surroundings (for infants)

unusual shyness, wariness of physical contact

Monday, March 9, 2009

Just the facts...about abuse

On the average, more than three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends every day, a child is abused every 60 seconds; a child dies every 20 minutes, at the hands of their mother or father...in America.

A Virtue Worth Mentioning

Thus all the babies who are smiled at and hugged will know how to love. Spread these virtues throughout the world...nothing else need be done. - Mencius 372 B.C.E.

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