Is "cutting" an effect of child abuse?
(Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA)
Can cutting be an effect of child sexual and physical abuse?Sexual abuse effectsEmotional abuse effectsPhysical child abuse effectsEffects of child neglect
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:
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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