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Shaken Baby Syndrome

Introduction In the first year of life, 95% of serious head injuries other than of a motor vehicle accident, result from abuse. Bleeding in the outer lining of the brain of a young child , usually below 2 years old, is called subdural haemorrhage (see Fig . 1) Subdural bleeding …

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Prevention

How to Prevent Child Abuse? Preventing child abuse – advice for parents Be cautious in hiring babysitters and other caretakers. Make sure you know their full names and if necessary ask for references Choose nursery with well trained child minders Consider having another adult like the child’s grandmother or CCTV …

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Risk Factor

What are the Risk Factors for Child Abuse No single factor on its own can explain why some individuals behave violently towards children or why child maltreatment appears to be more prevalent in certain communities than in others Increased risk of child abuse is associated with the presence of certain …

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Reporting Child Abuse

Introduction Any person who has knowledge of, or a suspicion that, a child is suffering harm or is at risk of significant harm from abuse or neglect should inform the Child Protector (Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat, JKM, officer “Pelindung”) report to the police or send the child to your nearest hospital …

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Bully

Introduction What is bully? Bullying is a willful, conscious desire to hurt another and put him/her under stress. It also referred as “peer abuse”. Bullying includes physical assault and intimidation, theft and extortion, verbal abuse including teasing, racial and sexual harassment. How often does it occur? Bullying is common but …

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Myth & Reality

MYTHS REALITY Child abuse is a recent phenomenon, as evident in the media. Child abuse has occurred at all points in the historical continuum. The difference in the past decade has been an increase in reporting, education, and understanding, not necessarily an increase in abuse. Historically victim does not report …

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Physical Abuse

Introduction Definition Child physical abuse, also known as non-accidental injury or battering, is when any child receives any physical injury as a result of acts (or omissions) on the part of his/her parents, guardians or others placed in a position of trust and responsibility for the child. Under Malaysian law, …

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Child Abuse

Introduction Every child has the right to health and a life free from violence. Each year, at least 1,000 children in Malaysia are reported as victims of child abuse and neglect. Child abuse is a huge global problem with a serious impact on the child’s physical and mental health, well-being …

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