An eight-month-old baby boy has miraculously survived after his mother stabbed him 90 times with a pair of scissors.
Mothers who have suffered childhood abuse, neglect or other traumatic experiences are more unwilling to talk to their children about the child's emotional experiences, according to a new study.
Researchers found that victims of child abuse develop a unique type of post traumatic stress disorder when compared to people who develop the disorder from traumatic events later on in life.
Physical, emotional or sexual abuse in childhood significantly increases a woman's risk of giving birth to autistic children, according to new research.
A new report suggests that while some boys are actually clumsy, others are victims of abuse. A health minister was quoted as saying by The Telegraph that doctors will decide whether "clumsy" children who tend to fall and injure themselves have been abused by their family. Dan Poulter, the health minister, said that boys who fell down often while playing could be clumsy, but there are also some who are abused/attacked or neglected by their family.
According to researchers from the University of Washington's School of Social Work, being married and getting at least a secondary education, i.e. finishing high school, are some of the factors that can prevent the repetitive cycle that turn the abused into the abuser.
A new study by Yale School of Medicine study suggests that the cases of serious physical abuse in children, such as head injuries, burns, and fractures, have slightly increased by about 5 percent in the last 12 years. However, this report challenges the figures released by child protective services agencies, which claimed a 55 percent decrease in physical abuse cases among children from 1997 to 2009.