CLINICAL INFORMATION, DEVELOPMENT / BEHAVIOR, review

Dynamics of Abuse

Understanding the dynamics of Abuse is essential to helping children and families.  It is important to remember that what seems like abuse isn't  always abuse.  There are physical and behavioral indicators of abuse/ maltreatment.  The 4 types of abuse and physical indicators are listed below.4 Types of Maltreatment1,  PhysicalBruising, (face, throat, upper arms, butt, thighs,… Continue reading Dynamics of Abuse

Abuse/Trauma, CLINICAL INFORMATION, DEVELOPMENT / BEHAVIOR, review

Dynamics of Sexual Abuse

Child Sexual Abuse is often very different from adult sexual abuse.  Child sexual abuse has the following characteristics: ●  The perpetrator is typically a known and trusted caregiver. ● Physical force/violence is rarely used ● Child sexual abuse often occurs over many weeks or even years. ●Occurs as repeated episodes that become more invasive with time.… Continue reading Dynamics of Sexual Abuse