Child abuse can be defined as a non-accidental injury or pattern of injuries to a child. Child abuse includes:
Physical abuse: Physical abuse includes but not limited to bruises, broken bones, failure to thrive, burns, lacerations, bald patches on the scalp
Sexual abuse: Sexual abuse is any sexual behavior imposed on a minor to include pornography.
Emotional abuse: Emotional abuse includes psychological damage created by the child's parent, guardian or caretaker which causes the child severe emotional distress as exhibited by anxiety, depression, withdrawal or aggressive behavior.
Child neglect: Child neglect may include serious disregard for a juvenile's supervision, care, medical needs, improper discipline, injurious environment, or a child who has been abandoned.