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
    Your email address...
    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
    Cutting
    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
    cutting
    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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