Is "cutting" an effect of child abuse?

by Amber
(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 effects

  • Emotional abuse effects

  • Physical child abuse effects

  • Effects 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.

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