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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    Jul 03, 2008
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    by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

    Amber, if you are wondering why you did not receive notification that your question was approved as a contribution, (and answered) the email address you included for automatic notification was returned as a Mail Delivery Failure.

    Darlene Barriere
    Violence & Abuse Prevention Educator
    Author: On My Own Terms, A Memoir

    Jul 09, 2008
    by: Anonymous

    If you're cutting or you know someone is cutting, please tell someone. Only by telling can you hope to have the pain end for you.

    Mar 09, 2009
    by: Anonymous

    I dont know much about cutting so i want to know, is cutting abuse, i mean do u get dependent like with drugs?

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