Is "cutting" an effect of child abuse?
(Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA)
Can cutting be an effect of child sexual and physical abuse?
Reply from Darlene:
Yes, cutting and other forms of self-harm are effects of child abuse: emotional, physical and sexual abuse, as well as child neglect. Below are the pages on this site that list the effects of the various forms of child abuse:Sexual abuse effectsEmotional abuse effectsPhysical child abuse effectsEffects of child neglect
Just remember that when a child is sexually abused, s/he is also being emotionally abused: Emotional abuse
is ALWAYS present when ANY of the other abuses are taking place. And when the sexual assault is contact sexual abuse
, s/he is also being physically abused. Email addresses, phone numbers, home addresses AND website/blog URLs in visitor comments are STRICTLY prohibited, and could result in being banned from making further comments on this site.
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