Definitions of Child Abuse and Neglect


Child abuse and neglect are defined in Federal and State laws. This publication presents State civil laws that define the conduct, acts, and omissions that constitute child abuse or neglect that must be reported to child protective agencies. The types of maltreatment defined include physical abuse, neglect, emotional abuse, and sexual abuse. Summaries of laws for all States and U.S. territories are included.

Publisher: Child Welfare Information Gateway

Published: 2014 (91 pages)

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