Child Maltreatment: Some Kind Of Abuse Or Neglect

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Child maltreatment is any kind of abuse or neglect that may happen to a child. School staff, healthcare professionals, clergy, certain public safety staff, social workers, and therapists are all mandated reporters. Some physical Indicators in child physical abuse are: fractures, lacerations, unexplainable bruises, or fake explanations, burns (cigarette, rope, scalding water, iron, radiator), facial injuries (black eyes, broken jaw, broken nose, bloody or swollen lips) with implausible or without explanations, subdural hematomas, long-bone fractures, fractures in different states of healing, pattern of bruising (parallel or circular bruises) or bruises in different stages of discoloration, that show repeated trauma over time.
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