Failure to provide for a child's basic needs. Failure to provide food or shelter, lack of appropriate supervision, medical care, and education
According to the Federal Forum on Child and Family Statistics (2010), the quality of a child's life is negatively impacted when the child witnesses violence, is a victim of violence, or feels threatened by violence.
Child sexual abuse is sexual behavior by an adult or older child including: kissing, fondling, sexual intercourse, oral sex, forced nudity, prostitution, photographing, or other behavior with sexual connotations.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) found emotional abuse of a child is one of the most common forms of child abuse. Emotional abuse is also not easily categorized and may encompass psychological abuse. Making fun of a child, name calling, always finding fault, and showing a lack of respect may damage a child's self-esteem.