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Types of Abuse

There are multiple forms of abuse: physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, or neglect.

Physical Abuse

Physical abuse is when a child suffers physical harm, or risk of harm, at the hands of a parent or caregiver (e.g., teacher, babysitter, coach) who is responsible for caring for a child. This includes forms of physical discipline or punishment. Caregiver negligence, or inability to protect a child from physical harm, or risk of physical harm, is also considered physical abuse and is cause for a possible investigation from a Children’s Aid Society.

Emotional Abuse

Emotional abuse is when a child is emotionally harmed, or is at risk of being emotionally harmed, due to a caregiver’s behaviour including threatening, insulting, rejecting, spurning, terrorizing, swearing at, or isolating a child, withholding affection, or exposing to domestic violence. The emotional impact on a child results in fear, anxiety, depression, withdrawal, self-destructive or aggressive behaviour, or delayed development. Emotional abuse is cause for a possible investigation from a Children’s Aid Society.

Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse is when a child has been sexually touched, molested, or exploited by a parent or caregiver, family member or sibling, or is at risk of being sexually molested or exploited by these people. This can also include exposure to pornography or exposure to sexual abuse of another person. Situations where a caregiver has knowledge of a child being sexually molested or exploited but fails to protect the child are also considered sexual abuse and is cause for a possible investigation from a Children’s Aid Society.

Neglect

Neglect is when a child is harmed, becomes ill, left by themselves, abandoned, or is at risk of being harmed or becoming ill, due to a caregiver’s failure to properly provide for, supervise, feed, care, or protect a child. Situations where a child’s need for emotional, medical, mental, or developmental services and treatment are denied by a parent or caregiver are also considered neglect and is cause for a possible investigation from a Children’s Aid Society.

Updates from Kawartha-Haliburton CAS

Executive Director Jennifer Wilson Retires, Jennifer McLauchlan Appointed Interim Executive Director

A message on behalf of the Board of Directors of Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Aid Society: Earlier this fall, the Board of Directors of Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s ...

Foster Care & Adoption Info Session Dec 3 2019

Foster Care & Adoption Information Session - Dec 3 2019 6-8pm

Come join us for a Foster Care & Adoption Information Session on December 3, 2019 from 6-8 pm – KHCAS Peterborough Office, 1100 Chemong ...

Invitation to Participate in Strategic Planning Survey

Invitation to Participate in Strategic Planning Survey: Youth, Service Users, Resources Families, Volunteers and Community Partners Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Aid Society is planning for the ...

PALS NETWORK PRESENTS: Trauma Informed Yoga: Mindful Meditative Practice For Adoptive Parents and Kids

  Join us as the PALS Adoption Support Group presents: Trauma Informed Yoga: Mindful Meditative Practice Tuesday, September 24, 2019 6-8 pm Durham CAS, ...

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