What are the signs of child abuse?
In addition to physical scars and bruises, other signs of child abuse include
(a) excessive shyness in girls and excessive aggression in boys,
(b) early drug use,
(c) frequent illnesses,
(d) anxiety, and
(e) not being able to concentrate.
Lynn Blinn Pike, Ph.D., Former Human Development Specialist, Human Environmental Sciences Extension, University of Missouri-Columbia
Last update: Wednesday, May 13, 2009