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==Signs of abuse==
 
==Signs of abuse==
The interpretation of the signs of emotional abuse must take into account the context. For example, many children are shy and find it difficult to be outgoing and confident, while children with [[autistic spectrum disorders]] may present some of the signs and behaviours listed here because of their condition.
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The interpretation of the signs of emotional abuse must take into account the context. For example, many children are shy and find it difficult to be outgoing and confident, while children with [[autistic spectrum disorders]] may present some of the signs and behaviours listed here because of their condition.
   
 
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) in the UK have identified the following signs as requiring further profesional investigation
 
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) in the UK have identified the following signs as requiring further profesional investigation
   
===Physical signs===
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===Physical signs===
*a [[failure to thrive]] and grow, particularly if the child thrives when away from home
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*a [[failure to thrive]] and grow, particularly if the child thrives when away from home
*delayed development, either physical or emotional.
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*delayed development, either physical or emotional.
   
 
===Behavioural signs===
 
===Behavioural signs===
*[[compulsive behaviour]] such as hair twisting or [[body rocking]]
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*[[compulsive behaviour]] such as hair twisting or [[body rocking]]
*sudden onset of [[speech disorders]]
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*sudden onset of [[speech disorders]]
*an unwillingness or inability to [[play]]
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*an unwillingness or inability to [[play]]
*an excessive fear of making mistakes
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*an excessive fear of making mistakes
*[[self-harm]] or [[self mutilation]]
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*[[self-harm]] or [[self mutilation]]
*reluctance to have parents contacted
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*reluctance to have parents contacted
*an excessive deference towards others, especially adults
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*an excessive deference towards others, especially adults
*an excessive lack of confidence
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*an excessive lack of confidence
*an excessive [[need for approval]], attention and [[Need for affection|affection]]
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*an excessive [[need for approval]], attention and [[Need for affection|affection]]
*an inability to cope with praise.
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*an inability to cope with praise.
*in extreme cases, preferring inanimate objects to people.
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[[Category:Child abuse]]
 
[[Category:Child abuse]]
 
[[Category:Child protection]]
 
[[Category:Child protection]]

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Child emotional abuse is an aspect of general emotional abuse

Signs of abuseEdit

The interpretation of the signs of emotional abuse must take into account the context. For example, many children are shy and find it difficult to be outgoing and confident, while children with autistic spectrum disorders may present some of the signs and behaviours listed here because of their condition.

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) in the UK have identified the following signs as requiring further profesional investigation

Physical signsEdit

  • a failure to thrive and grow, particularly if the child thrives when away from home
  • delayed development, either physical or emotional.

Behavioural signsEdit

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