What is Child Abuse? - Definition & Facts


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Which of the following statements is NOT correct regarding child abuse?

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1. Which of the following is NOT one of the four major types of child abuse?

2. Which of the following statements is correct regarding child abuse?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet to assess your knowledge on the types of child abuse and neglect that exist and how they are categorized. You will be asked to identify the four major types of child abuse as well as other types of abuse that are not observed by all states.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be asked to:

  • Explain what child protection laws cover
  • Identify the four major types of child abuse
  • Define neglect
  • Explain how substance abuse is a form of child abuse

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on child abuse and neglect
  • Distinguishing differences - differentiate between types of child maltreatment
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the four major types of child abuse: physical abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, and emotional abuse

Additional Learning

To learn more about child abuse and neglect laws, review the accompanying lesson called What is Child Abuse? - Definition & Facts. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about child protection laws
  • Explain and give examples of physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, emotional abuse, abandonment, and substance abuse
  • Analyze statistics on child abuse