Characteristics of People Who Abuse or Neglect Children


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Child abuse refers to:

I. Physical harm

II. Emotional harm

III. Sexual harm

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1. What is child neglect?

2. What would you expect to see in a person who may be abusing or neglecting their child when their child falls and hurts themselves on the playground?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer the following questions to make sure you know the common signs and behavior patterns of child abusers. You will identify specific actions they may take or comments they could make.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this set of questions you'll review your understanding of concepts like:

  • Definitions of child abuse
  • Potential behavior of child abusers
  • Characteristics of abusers

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to identify the potential reactions of a child abuser when their child injures himself on the playground
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as child neglect
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about actions and potential characteristics of a child abuser

Additional Learning

If you want to get a better understanding of these types of criminals, read the lesson titled Characteristics of People Who Abuse or Neglect Children. Topics covered will include:

  • Ways an abuser can isolate the child
  • Things an abuser may say
  • Physical signs of abuse