Reference Article

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Child abuse

Child abuse is the physical or psychological maltreatment of a child by an adult, often synonymous with the term child maltreatment or the term child abuse and neglect.

There are many forms of abuse and neglect and many governments have developed their own legal definition of what constitutes child maltreatment for the purposes of removing a child or prosecuting a criminal charge.

The U.S.

National Adoption Center found that 52 percent of adoptable children (meaning those children in U.S. foster care freed for adoption) had symptoms of attachment disorder.

Note: This article excerpts material from the Wikipedia article "Child abuse", which is released under the GNU Free Documentation License.

See the following related content on ScienceDaily:


Related Videos

last updated on 2014-09-03 at 12:47 am EDT

Step by Step: The Path to Ending Preventable Child Deaths

Step by Step: The Path to Ending Preventable Child Deaths

GlobalPost (Sep. 5, 2013) We are in the process of ending child deaths globally but ending preventable child death is a process we all must take part of.
Powered by NewsLook.com
Brave New World of Genetic Testing

Brave New World of Genetic Testing

France 24 (Jan. 6, 2014) Genepeeks is a new company in the US offering a service to mothers to scan the genome of any potential sperm donors to pinpoint any anomalies that could cause dangerous or fatal diseases to a future child. Critics say it's the first step towards "designer babies" - being able to pick and choose what kind of baby you want. But supporters say it's simply a way of ensuring your child is healthy - surely a wish of any parent.
Powered by NewsLook.com
AP Poll: More Teens Seek Help for Cyberbullying

AP Poll: More Teens Seek Help for Cyberbullying

AP (Oct. 24, 2013) According to a new poll by AP-NORC and MTV, increasing numbers of teens and young adults are turning to family members and trusted adults to report electronic abuse. Higher rates of those who did also say it made the situation better. (Oct. 24)
Powered by NewsLook.com
Doping the Brain: The Dangerous Side Effects of 'Smart Drugs'

Doping the Brain: The Dangerous Side Effects of 'Smart Drugs'

Deutsche Welle (Oct. 13, 2013) Just pop a pill and you're suddenly at the top of your game - that's a dream fueled by the widespread global abuse of drugs that claim to enhance mental performance.Klaus Lieb, director of the clinic for psychiatry and psychotherapy at the University of Mainz, has found that around 20 percent of students and surgeons in Germany have experimented with so-called brain doping. But do these pills really help? And what about their side effects? For a study, Lieb made 40 chess players face off against a computer - with the help of ritalin, modafilin and a placebo.
Powered by NewsLook.com

Related Stories


Share This



Search ScienceDaily

Number of stories in archives: 140,361

Find with keyword(s):
Enter a keyword or phrase to search ScienceDaily for related topics and research stories.

Save/Print:
Share:

Breaking News:
from the past week

from the past week

In Other News

... from NewsDaily.com

Science News

Health News

Environment News

Technology News



Save/Print:
Share:

Free Subscriptions


Get the latest science news with ScienceDaily's free email newsletters, updated daily and weekly. Or view hourly updated newsfeeds in your RSS reader:

Get Social & Mobile


Keep up to date with the latest news from ScienceDaily via social networks and mobile apps:

Have Feedback?


Tell us what you think of ScienceDaily -- we welcome both positive and negative comments. Have any problems using the site? Questions?
Mobile: iPhone Android Web
Follow: Facebook Twitter Google+
Subscribe: RSS Feeds Email Newsletters
Latest Headlines Health & Medicine Mind & Brain Space & Time Matter & Energy Computers & Math Plants & Animals Earth & Climate Fossils & Ruins