Child abuse & violence

This page regroups various information and research about child abuse and violence.  For parents, it is critical to understand the extent of what constitutes child abuse in order to detect it, should it happen around your child.

This article goes into a lot of detailed about the devastating long term effects of abuse on the child’s brain development

It is also necessary to realize that child abuse isn’t always obvious. For instance, parents may be surprised to learn that spanking, a common parental practice, shares nearly all the characteristics of a milder form child abuse, including some of its most insidious long term effects.  This page addresses more specifically all the issues related to spanking and corporal punishment.

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