How To Prove Mental Child Abuse ?  

The definition of emotional abuse does not restrict itself to just verbal abuse. In fact, it can take many forms including limiting the child’s potential, coldness, and teaching children to engage in antisocial behavior. The most severe form of emotional or mental child abuse is cruelty and harassment.

Harassment can alter a child physically and therefore lower his or her ability to deal with stressful situations. Other forms of child mental abuse are over controlling and lack of control. Emotional abuse signs help the authorities to intervene and research shows that emotional abuse not only differs according to age, but also, according to gender.

Following are some signs of emotional or mental abuse among boys:

  • Excessive worrying
  • Excessive aggressiveness
  • Argumentative
  • Impulsive and destructive behavior
  • Disobedience
  • Withdrawn
  • Frustration

Following are some signs of emotional or mental abuse among girls:

  • Clinging to adults
  • Stubbornness
  • Somatic complaints
  • Over dependence
  • Infinite patience
  • Compliant
  • Approval seeking

Mental child abuse or emotional abuse can be defined as acts or omissions by parents or other caretakers that have caused or could cause cognitive, emotional, serious behavioral or metal disorders on a child (The National Center of Child Abuse and Neglect). These acts by parents or caregivers, even without any physical harm to a child, are evident and the CPS (Child Protective Services) can intervene in such cases. However, there are some other forms of emotional maltreatment such as belittling, rejecting, or confining the child to a dark closet which are often difficult to prove and the CPS may be unable to intervene without evidence of harm to the child.

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